For those prone to worry, please remember that I’m a slight obsessive-compulsive, and this is all definitely way beyond what most would do to prepare for this trip. However, out on the open sea, it’s tough to be over-prepared, and this won’t be my last time out there. So, taking cues from my Basic Safety Training course, this is the set of gear I intend to have with me (or very close at hand) at all times:
- Inhaler on a carabiner
- Small, waterproof flashlight, strobing & high-powered (maybe a bike light?)
- Reflective velcro wristbands (that can be attached to anything…)
- A wool stocking hat
- A folding blade in a sheath
- A small mirror glued to the inside of my seashell necklace (I’m serious)
Here’s the whistle I bought today, also with a compass, magnifying glass and thermometer!
Anything to add?