What’s In Your…Ditch Bag?
We put together Magnolia's abandon ship ditch bag before we left last fall. It all started when we had taken our Switlik life raft in to be re-certified by Vane Brothers in Baltimore, Maryland last summer They confirmed that while it was an older, well made life raft, it should be “condemned” because the glue on the seams was deteriorating among other things. We inherited this life raft with the boat so it was time and we weren’t really surprised. (It was interesting to see the life raft deployed in their work space. ) We ended up buying a new Revere 4 person life raft. We consider it an insurance policy type of expense. It came with some basic necessities so we set up a ditch bag with additional items. I recently Read more [...]