How to Survive Sea Trouble

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Sea survival training is perfect for people who spend a lot of time in water.  Below are a few things you should keep note on how to Survive any sea trouble ahead.

Before leaving shore

You should store a backpack in the life raft with items including with the backpack like a compass, sea navigational map, portable CB units for communication purposes, first aid supplies, battery operated lighting, extra batteries (of course), mirrors to use as reflective devices, a rain suit, blankets, sunscreen, clothing, matches and medicines would turn out to be more than useful in a lost-at-sea emergency.

When your vessel sinks

You must paddle in the opposite direction of the sinking water vessel as quickly as you can. However, once you are able to get out of the natural suction of water that will take the sinking vessel down to its watery grave, you should then allow the life raft to drift – at least until you can find land. However, this is only when there is a strong sea current that can move the boat along at a reasonable pace. A compass and navigational map can also come in very handy at this point.

While you’re on the raft

Finding land can sometimes take more than two or three days if you are in the middle of the sea. Its important you have some type of drinkable water.  Water is more precious than food. Now, since sea water is saline, it isn’t healthy to drink. So, a bucket or a tarp can be useful to collect rain water

Since some people can be on the raft for days before finding land, another survival technique is to find help from fellow-sailors or from aircraft flying overhead through the method of signaling.

Try to use any mirrors, reflective tape, flares, and other eye-catching materials that you can find to catch the attention of those around you. And well, keep your fingers crossed!

As daunting a situation as being lost at sea can be, this sea survival training course that we’ve described here can appreciably increase your chances until help arrives or you find shore.

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