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Safety Series: Ditch Bags

Safety Series: Ditch Bags

From GRSC Contributing Member, Leonard White, Jr. As the name implies, a ditch bag is something that you can grab and toss into a life raft quickly when abandoning ship. It’s a pre-packaged supply bag of things that you and your crew might need over the time that you’re adrift awaiting rescue.

Alone Together by Christian Williams

Alone Together by Christian Williams

A Book Review by Marshall Lystra “I crossed paths with Melville and Darwin out there; and yes, I heard voices. Children in the rigging, a mermaid calling my name. That’s what happens when there’s only you. But if you hear voices calling your name, are you really...

Resourceful Sailers

Resourceful Sailers

I have found sailors to be among the most resourceful people I know. With COVID-19 restrictions in place for a while longer, and with a murky view of what the "new normal" will become, I find myself wondering what it means to be resourceful today. Re·source·ful;...

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