Saturday, October 22, 2011

Abandon Ship Bag

A few weeks before taking an Antarctic cruise, we read about the sinking of the
MS Explorer. Until that point, in spite of out many sailings, we had never thought about creating a grab and go bag, just in case we found ourselves in the same situation.

So when we got on board, we emptied one of our backpacks and put into it a plastic bag. Into the plastic bag we put:

credit cards
copy of passports (the ship held the originals)
emergency blankets - purchased in a camping store for $4.00 each
our backup photo device
change of underwear
extra pair of socks

We left the bag open so we could quickly throw in memory cards and cameras. It was kept at the foot of a bed, easy and quick to grab.

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