Three little mini light glow snap sticks
Six little fire sticks
Some powder that catches fire very quickly, bought from a survival store
Two nine hour slow burn candles
Some wind proof matches
A survival blanket
A signalling mirror
A Flint striker and key
Some cotton balls soaked in petroleum jelly
I really don't think I will ever need to use it as sailing anywhere along my stretch of coast isn't far from some habitation but as I discovered in the summer, anchoring off a beach, beach combing for some kindling and small bits of driftwood, and building a tiny little fire whilst making a brew........well it is quite a pleasant little interlude!
Roll on spring and some sailing weather.
Plans for Easter through to summer sailing this year include
An invitation from my friend to sail within down at Falmouth in his post boat. Then in arwen,
Sailing eastwards around to Dartmouth and up the Dart to Totnes, taking Arwen out at Totnes
Sailing westwards down to Falmouth, taking in Fowey and then the Helford River, along with the estuary rivers around the Fal
Sailing over to Salcombe and right up into her creek heads
And on these journeys, maybe some stop offs at Polperro and Looe, maybe mevagissy and a few smaller village harbours on the way to and from Falmouth. Who knows? See where wind, tide and mood take me!