Whether you’re about to set sail on a little adventure or a long voyage make sure you’re packed and ready to go, expecting the unexpected. There is no way of telling if you will have smooth sailing or slight challenges during your travels but it’s best to be prepared so that you’re able to enjoy your time on the water without too many worries.
1. Boat Registration:
This one is a must, and even if you do have one, it’s important that you’re bringing it on the vessel with you. Especially if there is an emergency where your boat is found with you on it, you can be identified and found easier. Also, it is illegal to be out in open waters without registration of ownership or liability insurance when sailing.
Taking pictures and capturing special moments during your adventure is a must so make sure that you have a waterproof camera as splashing and waves crashing down on the boat is likely to happen. There’s no reason to ruin any valuables like a nice brand new camera when you can invest in a waterproof one that is ready to get wet and tossed around during the ups and downs of sailing.
3. Airtight Cooler:
This is for all of the beverages and food that need to be refrigerated so that you’re able to maintain a healthy balanced diet when traveling, depending on how far you are sailing. It’s important that it is airtight, so no air or moisture gets in your perishables, ruining and rotting your food you brought.
4. Fire Extinguisher:
Boats do start on fire if the engine is getting overworked or the fuel is running out to the point of exhaustion, so it’s mandatory to travel with one on hand. Also, freak accidents happen all the time, so it is best to be prepared for any emergencies.
5. First Aid Kit:
This should always be on board just in case there is a slight emergency or a simple headache that can be fixed with some ibuprofen. Make sure that the medicine inside isn’t expired and you’re refilling any hydrocortisone and bandages that are used during a trip so that the next travel you will be fully stocked with bandages, medicine, and ointments that could be needed.
6. NonPerishable Snacks:
These are important just in case you run out of other perishable foods, and your journey is taking longer than expected. Make sure you have enough of these to last days after your travels just in case. Also, these are the easiest to snack on when you need a little bite to eat.
You can never have enough fresh drinking water on board, not only for an emergency but to stay hydrated throughout your trip. Even if it’s not entirely scorching outside, traveling can be exhausting and tiring, so it’s important to drink a lot of water and remain healthy throughout the duration of the trip.
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