You hope abandoning ship never happens. If it ever does you need to be prepared and having the right emergency gear in your flee bag can mean the difference between life and death. Items like line and hooks, inflatable vests, food, flares and lights are always good but also now experts are saying the lightload Towels are abandon ship bag worthy.
Mike lovett in the From the Experts section of Sailing World Magazine January 2009 issue says “you might be thankful for adding the Lightload Towels to your ditch bag.” He goes on to say “it fits easily in a ditch bag where you might call upon it to serve as insulation, as a bandage, or, thanks to the checkered graphics pattern, as a make shift chess board.”
The article is http://www.sailingworld.com/sailing-gear/clothing-and-accessories/lightloadt-towel-by-dyna..
They are available on line at www.ultralighttowels.com and are discounted by 50% if you buy 12 or more.