Read one cruiser’s harrowing story of abandoning their boat in a Gulf of Mexico Storm. What did they do right? And what do they wish they had done? [More] Abandoning Our Boat In Mexican Waters
Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst.
All the gear we really, truly, seriously hope we wasted money buying. But should we ever need it, we want it to work perfectly!
Learn where to put your ditch bag on your boat so that you’ll be able to put it into the life raft if you ever need it. Important info! [More] Where to Put Your Ditch Bag
How to choose your emergency contacts for various purposes, and the information they’ll need. [More] Choosing Your Emergency Contact
How to provide the information needed for someone else to rescue your boat in an emergency. It costs less than $5 and only takes a couple hours to put together, but could save your boat some day. [More] Emergency Info
Seconds count in an emergency. Are you really ready? Can you lay your hands on everything IMMEDIATELY? [More] Where Are the Wood Plugs?
Every potential blue water voyager, every sailor who wants to go beyond the sight of land is faced with the need to evaluate which, use it only in emergency, gear they should carry. [More] Can You Buy Safety?
The toilet is clogged or the boat needs a pumpout . . . but you need to go. What do you do? [More] Emergency Toilet: The Wag Bag
There just aren’t cell towers out on the water — or in many great cruising anchorages. So how do we stay connected with family and friends? [More] Staying in Touch
Stay safe when you’re exploring by dinghy by making sure you have the right gear aboard. The legal requirements are a bare minimum . . . here’s what else we carry! [More] Things to Carry in the Dinghy
Boaters love the water — except when it’s coming IN your boat. Four items that we carry in the event of an emergency; we hope to never use them! [More] Water Coming In?