Letter Re: Ireland Shipwreck Illustrates Some Preparedness Principles
This news article: American crew members tell the story of their rescue off West Cork coast illustrates some preparedness principles. There are a lot of lessons in this story:
(1) What will you be wearing [or “everyday carrying”] you when you’re tossed into a survival situation?
(2) Experienced sailors caught short. Preparedness mindset? [Preparedness oversights] could be fatal.
(3) In a group willing to help, but can’t be seen. Flare pens [should be] in an always-worn survival vest.
(4) Rescued by Gooferment forces standing by. Who pays for that, and all the other, rescues?
(5) What happens when those forces are not standing around waiting?
(6) What happens when you are where those forces are?
(7) I don’t own a boat, but this convinces me to get one of those seat belt cutting window smashing tools for each of my cars. Maybe I’ll give them as Christmas gifts.
Did I miss any lessons? – FJohn