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Grab Bag Contents List

Our grab bag contents list is derived from a collection of sources and reflects a balance between what we have on our life raft, in our med kits and our personal requirements for abandoning ship.  Check out “The Grab Bag Book” for an in-depth discussion of grab bags.  We have a couple med kits that are part of our abandon ship protocol and a list of “extra grabs” that will be included if time permits.  Prior to every crossing, each passenger is offered a zip lock to put personal items in the grab bag: medicines or personal favorite items that would be helpful in the stress of being in a life raft.

On-Hand Desired Description Group Notes
1 1 Air Pump – large for raft Maint&Protection 1 in Viking E-Pack
1 1 Air Pump – small w larger bicycle fitting Maint&Protection
20 20 Balloons for marking sea Search&Rescue
1 1 Batteries – Solar charger w USB Maint&Protection
1 1 Batteries – USB to iPhone 5 cord Maint&Protection
8 8 Batteries AA (need 4x for dive flashlight) Maint&Protection
20 8 Batteries AAA Maint&Protection
12 2 Blankets – Emergency Blankets Maint&Protection
1 1 Book – First Aid Book Medical
1 1 Book – Land Survival Book Survival&Morale
1 1 Book – Life Raft Operational Instructions IN LIFE RAFT Viking 4UKL in raft
1 1 Book – Life Saving Signals IN LIFE RAFT 1 in Viking E-Pack
1 1 Book – Survival Instructions IN LIFE RAFT 1 in Viking E-Pack
2 1 Bucket / Bailer Maint&Protection 1 in Viking E-Pack
4 2 buoyant smoke signals orange 3 min Ikaros exp 2x feb 2015   2x feb 2018 Search&Rescue
3 2 Can / Bottle Opener (in two knives) Food&Drink 1x swiss army knife 2x Viking E-Pack
Charts Survival&Morale NEED TO GRAB
2 2 Clothes – Bandana Personal
1 1 Compass Survival&Morale
1 1 Contents List General
1 1 Cord / Line 50ft Survival&Morale
Credit Card / Cash Personal
1 1 Diving Mask / Swimming goggles Maint&Protection
5 4 Drinking cups Food&Drink 1 in Viking E-Pack
6 6 Drinking Water (1.5l pp) 6 Liters Food&Drink 3 in Viking E-Pack
1 1 Elephant Tape Maint&Protection
2 2 EPIRB Search&Rescue
2 1 Fishing Kit (on in grab bag and one in E-Pack) Food&Drink 1 in Viking E-Pack
4 4 Flare – hand red 2500 candela 1min. ex:Feb2018 Search&Rescue
4 4 Flare – hand white 2500 cand. 1min ex:Feb2018 Search&Rescue
4 External GRAB
6 6 Flare – Parachute red 40 sec 30,000 cd Ikaros exp dec 2017 Search&Rescue
4 0 Flare – red 700 candela 3 min Orion ex:dec 2017 Search&Rescue
180 180 Food Ration Tabs Food&Drink
36 36 Food Rations Food&Drink
1 1 Funnel Food&Drink
1 1 Glases – Reading Personal
3 3 Glases – Sun Glasses Personal
2 2 Gloves Food&Drink
1 1 Golden Glow Docs and Papers Personal
1 1 GPS (one needs repair, grab Delorme) Search&Rescue
4 1 Graduated Water dispensor Food&Drink
3 2 Hat – watch hat with neck protection Maint&Protection
1 1 Horn – Air horn Maint&Protection
1 1 Knife – 4″ blade knife
1 1 Knife – boyand saftey knife IN LIFE RAFT Viking 4UKL in raft
2 1 Knife – Swiss Army knife. Maint&Protection
1 1 Knife Sharpener Survival&Morale
1 1 Land Survival Kit (Tube tent) Survival&Morale
1 1 Leak Stopper Survival&Morale 1 in Viking E-Pack
6 6 Lighters Survival&Morale
2 2 Lights – 40 hour LED flashlights Survival&Morale
1 1 Lights – hand crank flashlight Survival&Morale
2 Lights – Head lamps Survival&Morale NEED TO GRAB
1 6 Lights – Light Sticks 12 hour various colors Maint&Protection
2 2 Lights – zoom LED flashlights Survival&Morale
40 12 Med – Antihistamine : Benadryl, Loratramin Personal
20 20 Med – Ibupropen Personal
4 4 Med – sea sickness bags Medical 4 in Viking E-Pack
54 12 Med – sea sickness pills 30:Grab Bag +36:E-Pack Medical 24 in Viking E-Pack
2 1 Med First Said Kit : adventure back country med kit (poorly stocked) & Viking E-Pack Solas Fist Aid Kit Medical 1 in Viking E-Pack
Med: Actifed Medical
Med: Chemical Heat Pack Medical
Med: Enema Kit Medical
1 2 Med: lip Vasaline Medical
9oz 9oz Med: Sun Screen Medical
12oz Med: Sunburn Cream Medical
180 180 Multi Vitamin 180 Food&Drink
2 2 Pack of cards Survival&Morale
2 2 Paddles IN LIFE RAFT Viking 4UKL in raft
4 4 Paper and pens (water proof) Personal
1 1 Parafoil Kite Search&Rescue Attached to bag
1 1 Personal ID (copies) Personal
1 1 Pocket laser Search&Rescue
1 1 Radar Reflector Search&Rescue
2 1 Repair Kit Maint&Protection 1 in Viking E-Pack
2 1 Rescue Quoit and Line 1x grab bag, 1x life raft IN LIFE RAFT Viking 4UKL in raft
1 1 Sail repair tape Maint&Protection
3 1 Scissors (1x Swiss army knife 1x E-Pack 1x in Med Kit) Survival&Morale 1 in Viking E-Pack
4 4 Screw-top containers (drinking cups) Food&Drink
1 1 Sea Anchor and Cord Maint&Protection Viking 4UKL in raft
2 1 Signal Card (instructions) Search&Rescue 1 in Viking E-Pack
5 4 Signal Mirror Search&Rescue 1 in Viking E-Pack
3 1 Sponges (1 large: to be cut smaller & 2x E-Pack) Maint&Protection 1 in Viking E-Pack
1 1 Strobe Light Search&Rescue
2 2 Toilet paper Personal
1 1 Tools – Leatherman Survival&Morale
1 1 Tools: Swiss Army knife. Survival&Morale
3 4 Tooth Brush Personal
3 3 Tooth Paste ounces Personal
2 4 Towels Personal
1 1 Umbella Maint&Protection
1 1 VHF – Emergency Anntenea Search&Rescue
1 1 VHF (rechargable) Search&Rescue
1 1 Water Bag Maint&Protection Viking 4UKL in raft
2 2 Water proof paper and pad Survival&Morale
3 2 Whistles Search&Rescue
18 18 Wipes for face/hands
10 10 Zip lock bags (Quart and assorted) Food&Drink
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