The Offshore Voyaging Reference Site

A Good First Aid Kit

Our new-to-us J/109 came with pretty much zero safety equipment. A couple of old, out of date, and under-recall, dry-powder fire extinguishers; an old horseshoe life ring, with no line or dan buoy; and a box of dried-out bandaids.

That was pretty much it, so we are faced with starting from scratch on safety equipment. No bad thing since other people’s safety equipment buy decisions can be, shall we say, interesting.

One of the first things I dug into was selecting and sourcing a good first aid kit, since I have hurt myself enough times (yeah, I’m clumsy) to know that even inshore and close to help having the right gear (along with training) is vital.