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Lightload Towels Are an Important Constituent Of Abandon Ship Bag

Lighyload towels on the  RIO Dulce in Guatemala
Lighyload towels on the RIO Dulce in Guatemala
Lightload Towels Are an Important Constituent Of Abandon Ship Bag

When indulging in water sports or rafting, one never knows when the course of water becomes unfavorable and when conditions turn worse. So, it is very crucial to carry ditch bags to ensure safety and well being. All responsible mariners always make it a point to take along the abandon ship bag that carries the additional emergency supplies to be taken along if there a situation for abandonment arises. The abandon ship bag is also known as the flee bag, grab bag, ditch bag or the ditch kit.

If you are conscious of safety and security, then it is essential to take along an abandon ship bag with you whenever you go sailing, rafting or boating in wild waters. In case you are wondering about what all needs to be incorporated in the ditch bag, then it is pretty simple. For this you will have to measure up your own capabilities, resources and priorities and based on these, come up with a list of equipment and supplies. This is important because depending on these features, you will be able to budget the abandon ship bag seeing where expenses are a must and where savings can be done.

Usually, ditch bags are made of nylon and are padded well with foam. Some items that form the inevitable content of these grab bags include firs aid kits, GPS, compass, fishing line ,hooks, batteries, hand held radio, registered 406 MHz EPIRB, signaling devices like flares and mirrors, freeze dried food, space blanket, toothbrushes and toothpaste, survival manual, binoculars, hand wipes, flash lights, eyeglasses, shock cord and multipurpose tools. In fact, the documents of the boat are also included sometimes.

If you are going for sail boat racing, then Lightload towels can be a good carrying option. They are the perfect choice for emergency one-time use. Lightload towels fit easily in ditch bags and also serve as bandages and insulation. They are apt contents for the abandon ship bag because:

• They are beach towels that fit easily in trouser pockets.
• They are more absorbent than cotton towels.
• They are suitable for both outdoor and indoor activity.
• They can be used as ground cloth for sleeping, blankets for covering, bandages in emergency and flags for signaling.
• They can be stored very easily and compactly.

When you start gearing up your ditch bags, ensure that all the equipment you take along is duly tested to work in expected conditions. It is also important to ensure that the abandon ship bag you are using is waterproof so that it can protect the contents inside it even after it is surrounded by water.

All storage containers are supposed to have some length of lanyard attached to them with a carabineer or snap clip towards the end so that you may easily attach it to the raft or the PFD harness. This will save your ditch bag from getting lost in the mess and the chaos that is created at the time of abandonment and from sailing away or sinking once you are in the water. http://www.ultralighttowels.com

Travel Review: The World’s First Towel to Function as a Survival Tool

Travelwriters.com — Press Release Distribution 6/11/2008
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THE WORLD’S FIRST TOWEL TO FUNCTION AS A SURVIVAL TOOL
For a sample please contact:
George Wheeler
Dyna-E International
917- 922 -0154
info@lightloadtowels.com

BIODEGRADABLE, POCKET-SIZE TOWEL SAVES LIVES, FILTERS Water, AND KEEPS THE KIDS BUSY THIS SUMMER

July 10, 2008 – (Jamaica, NY) – After thousands of years of “regular” towel use, Lightload Towels presents a towel that functions as a real survival tool. The multi-purpose towel that will fit in your pocket and leave room for keys and pocket change is quickly becoming a must-have item in every outdoorsman’s survival kit as summer approaches.

The eco-friendly, biodegradable towel is essential for any survival kit due to its many uses, which range from functioning as a coffee filter, fire starter, emergency signaling flag, blanket, warming scarf, or as a good old fashioned towel. Unlike the traditional towel, the Lightload Towel absorbs nine times its weight in water and is equivalent in size to two normal-sized towels.

In addition to being the only survival tool of its kind, the Lightload Towels beach towel is a must for every surfer who enjoys a super-absorbent, pocket-sized towel during an active day at the beach. Lightload Towels is the only beach towel that can fit in your pocket with room to spare.

The waterproof packaging can also be used for entertainment purposes during a rainy day indoors, either as a checkers piece or a hockey puck. The towels are reusable, but will not harm the environment once disposed because of their biodegradable material.

About the Founder:

The brain behind Lightload Towels is George “Wideload” Wheeler, an avid long distance hiker who completed the 2160-mile Appalachian Trail in 1999. The year after, he hiked the 540 miles of Virginia to West Virginia on the same trail.

“As an outdoorsman who loves hiking and camping in the wild, I realized the necessity of an easily-portable, space-saving, multi-purpose towel that would be eco-friendly,” said Wheeler. “It’s essential to any first-aid kit and is great to have handy whether you are hunting and fishing or just playing golf.”

Wheeler spent eight years living in Asia, where he took and led hikes in Taiwan, Nepal, Pakistan and China. During this time he also learned how to speak Chinese. Moreover, Wheeler has hiked and camped in many of America’s national forests including the Ochoco and Willamette in Oregon, Davy Crockett in Texas, San Francisco in New Mexico, Piedmont in Alabama, Desoto in Mississippi, Allegheny in Pennsylvania, and the Green Mountain in Vermont.

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