Packing for Offshore Sailing | Cruising World

What to Take?

Headed offshore and wondering what to take along for the trip? Here are lists of what three of us packed for the 16-day trip from Bermuda to Antigua in late November.

Offshore Sailing

Mark Pillsbury

Bob Baldwin:
One duffle bag, one backpack
12 pairs of socks
Seaboots
Topsiders
6 t-shirts
3 collared shirts
1 wool sweater
Windbreaker
1 long-sleeve technical fabric shirt
3 pairs long pants
1 towel
1 pillow case
2 hats
Full set foul weather gear
1 bathing suit
2 books

Peter Barba:
One duffle bag, one carryon
1 pair socks
10 pairs underwear
8 t-shirts
1 collared shirt
1 Hawaiian shirt (for Thanksgiving)
1 pair boat shoes
1 pair Crocs
Full set foul weather gear
2 bathing suits
6 pairs shorts
1 towel
2 pairs sunglasses
1 baseball cap
1 wide-brim hat
1 bed sheet
1 pillow case

Mark Pillsbury:
One duffle bag, one carryon, one backpack (laptop, cameras, electrical cables)
8 t-shirts
2 collared shirts
2 long-sleeve shirts
12 pairs underwear
2 pairs socks
3 pairs shorts
Bathing suit
1 pair boat shoes
Sea boots
1 fleece top
2 towels
2 ball caps
1 small flashlight
3 pairs reading glasses

Tioga’s Medical Kit:
Here’s a detailed inventory of the medical kit that was assembled aboard Tioga
Medication
25 Ibuprofen (200 mg), Pkg./2
25 Acetaminophen (500 mg), Pkg./2
24 Antihistamine (Diphenhydramine 25 mg)
8 Aspirin (325 mg), Pkg./2
10 Meclizine (HCI 25 mg), Pkg./2
25 Cold Medicine, Medicidin-D, Pkg./2
6 Antacid, Pkg./2
24 Diamode (Loperamide HCI 2 mg), Pkg./1
25 Diotame (Bismuth Subsalicylate), Pkg./2
6 Tucks Hemorrhoid Towelettes
1 Laxative, Metamucil Psyllium Fiber, 12.2 g
1 Cough Syrup, 1.5 fl oz
1 Nasal Decongestant Spray, 1/2 fl oz
1 Glutose Paste (Glucose 15 g)
1 Zinc Oxide, 1 oz
1 Sunscreen, SPF 30, 1 oz
1 Lip Balm, SPF 30
12....Cortisone Cream 1%, 1/32 oz (.9 g)
1 Tolnaftate Cream 1%, 15 g
1 Ear Drops, 1 fl oz
2 Eye Wash, 2/3 oz, (20 ml)
6 Oral Rehydration Salts
1 After Sting® Jelly Fish, 1.5 ml
1 Ben's 30% DEET Insect Repellent, 1.25 oz
1 Hand Sanitizer, Alcohol, 2 oz

Bleeding:
2 Trauma Pad, 8" x 10"
2 Trauma Pad, 5" x 9"
10 Dressing, Gauze, Non-Sterile, 4" x 4"
2 Bandage, Elastic, Co-hesive, Self Adhering, 3"
4 Gloves, Nitrile (2 Pair), Two Hand Wipes
2 Infectious Control Bag
CPR / Instrument
1 Comp. Guide to Marine Medicine
1 Instructions, Easy Care™, CPR & Instruments
1 CPR Pocket Mask, Laerdal® in Polybag
1 Emergency Reflective Blanket, 60" x 96"
1 EMT Shears, 4"
1 Splinter Picker/Tick Remover Forceps
1 Thermometer, Digital (90°F to 105°F)
1 Airway, Oral, (Set of 6 sizes)
1 Airway, Nasal, 7.0 mm
1 Airway, Nasal, 7.5 mm
1 Foley Catheter, Silicone, 16FR, 5 ml
1 Blood Pressure Cuff
1 Stethoscope
1 Dispoz-a-Bag, 19 oz
3 Surgical Lubricant, Sterile
1 Enema Bag, Plastic, Disposable
1 Gloves, Nitrile (3 Pair), Three Hand Wipes
1 Gloves, Surgical Sterile, Size 7.5 (pair)
2 Infectious Control Bag
6 Safety Pins
2 Patient Assessment Form
1 Pencil

Wound Care:
1 Scrub Brush, Sterile
2 Syringe, Irrigation, 20 cc, 18 Gauge Tip
4 Wound Closure Strips, 1/4" x 4", Pkg./10
8 Tincture of Benzoin Topical Adhesive, Vial
3 Povidone Iodine, 1 oz
1 Triple Antibiotic Ointment, 1 oz
12 Triple Antibiotic Ointment, 1/32 oz
20 Alcohol Swab
2 Dressing, Hydrogel, 2" x 3"
4 Dressing, Petrolatum, Non-Adherent, 3" x 3"
6 Dressing, Non-Adherent, Sterile, 3" x 4"
20 Dressing, Gauze, Non-Sterile, 4" x 4"
15 Dressing, Gauze, Sterile, 4" x 4", Pkg./2
10 Dressing, Gauze, Sterile, 3" x 3", Pkg./2
16 Dressing, Gauze, Sterile, 2" x 2", Pkg./2
2 Dressing, Transparent, 4" x 4 3/4"
2 Dressing, Transparent, 2 3/8" x 2 3/4"
2 Eye Pad, Sterile
5 Bandage, Conforming Gauze, Non-Sterile, 3"
2 Bandage, Elastic, Co-hesive, Self Adhering, 2"
2 Bandage, Elastic, Co-hesive, Self Adhering, 3"
2 Tape, 1" x 10 Yards
30 Bandage, Adhesive, Fabric, 1" x 3"
15 Bandage, Adhesive, Fabric, Fingertip
15 Bandage, Adhesive, Fabric, Knuckle
10 Bandage, Waterproof Adhesive, Assorted, 30 pc.
4 Tongue Depressor, Wooden
3 Cotton Tip Applicator, Pkg./2
1 Moleskin, 4" x 7"
5 Gloves, Nitrile (2 Pair), Two Hand Wipes
4 Infectious Control Bag
**

Blister / Burn**:
1 Aloe Vera Gel with Lidocaine, 4 oz
5 Dressing, Petrolatum, Non-Adherent, 3" x 3"
2 Bandage, Non-Woven Adhesive, 4" x 7"
1 Bandage, Elastic, Co-hesive, Self Adhering, 3"
2 Gloves, Nitrile (Pair)

Fracture / Sprain:
2 Cold Pack
1 Bandage, Elastic, Co-hesive, Self Adhering, 3"
3 Bandage, Triangular
**
Dental / Suture Syringe**:
1 Temporary Cavity Filling Mixture
1 Oil of Clove, 3.7 ml
10 Cotton Pellets
4 Cotton Rolls
1 Dental Floss
1 Dental Floss
1 Dental Floss
1 Dental Floss
1 Dental Mirror
1 Wax Rope
1 Dental Spatula
1 Syringe, Irrigation, 20 cc, 18 Gauge Tip
2 Scalpel with Handle, Sterile, Disposable, #11 Blade
1 Skin Stapler (15), Disposable
1 Skin Staple Remover, Disposable
2 Suture, Nylon, 3-0
2 Suture, Nylon, 5-0
1 Thumb Tissue Forceps, Mouse-Tooth, 4.5"
1 Mayo Heger Needle Holder, 5"
1 Scissors, Stainless Steel, 5"
1 Hemostat Forceps, Kelly Straight, 5.5"
2 Needle, Disposable, Sterile, 25G x 5/8"
2 Needle, Disposable, Sterile, 21G x 1 1/2"
2 Needle, Disposable, Sterile, 18G x 1 1/2"
1 IV Administration Set, 15 Drop
1 Angiocatheter, 18G x 1 1/4"
1 Towel Drape, Sterile
1 Gloves, Surgical Sterile, Size 7.5 (pair)
1 Gloves, Surgical Sterile, Size 8 (pair)

Tool Chest Contents:
Prior to the first leg of trip, one crew member rounded up the following tools. A few had to be bought, but most were already on hand or were borrowed from other crew members
Drivers
1 Set of Jewelers' Screwdrivers
Assorted Flat Heat Screwdrivers
1 Right Angle Flat Blade
1 Flat stubby
Assorted Philips head Screwdrivers
1 Right angle Philips head
1 Stubby Philips
1 Each #2, #3, #4 3/8 drive socket
1 Set impact driver with bits
1 square drive
1 Sstar drive

Pliers:
6- and 8-inch common slip joint
10- and 16-inch arc joint (Channel lock)
10" Straight and curved Vise Grip
4- and 6-inch needle nose
8 inch diagonal cutting
9-inch electricians pliers

Wrenches and Taps:
6-, 12-, and 18-inch adjustable (Crescent)
1 set very small combination/ignition wrenches
1 set combination open end and box wrenches, 3/8 to 1 inch
1 set combination open end and box wrenches, 6 to 28 mm
1 set socket wrenches standard depth, 1/4 to 1 inch, 6 point, 3/8 drive
1 set deep socket wrenches, 1/4 to 1 inch, 6 point, 3/8 drive
1 set socket wrenches standard depth 6 to 28mm, 6 point, 3/8 drive
3-, 6-, and 12-inch drive extenstions
1 set Allen wrenches, 1/16 to 3/8 and 2 to 12 mm
1 universal joint for 3/8 drive
1 breaker bar for 3/8 drive
1 oil filter wrench
Assorted adjustable wrenches
2 tap handles

Hammers:
1 4 to 5 lb. short-handles sledge hammer
1 20-ounce claw hammer
Small Axe

Drills, bits, misc.:
1 hand drill, 3/8-in chuck
1 cordless drill, 3/8-inch chuck
3 batteries and charger
right angle cordless drill
cobalt drill bit set 1/16 to 3/8
½-inch bit with 3/8 shank
1 counter sink
1 set of e-z out screw removers
Spade drill bits
Assorted Chisels
Assorted punches
2 4-inch C clamps
2 10-inch C clamps
2 plastic spring clamps
Assorted flat and round files

Cutting Tools:
1 hacksaw 6 carbide and 6 bi-metal blades
1 small wood cutting saw
1 rotary rasp (to fit drills)
1 10-inch combination fine/coarse wood rasp
cordless sawzall

Electrical:
1 auto ranging volt/ohm/amp meter, plus spare battery
1 electrical crimper and various size crimps
1 wire stripper, #22 to #10 wire
electrical tape, various color
1 butane soldering iron with low melting point solder, rosin flux
Extra wire - #14, #12, #10, & low voltage cable

Misc.:
1 propane torch
Cordless grinder
Large Bolt cutters
1 rubber plunger
5- minute epoxy
High strength epoxy
Krazy Glue
Under water epoxy putty
Putty knife, 3/4 inch wide
1 crow bar
1 claw-type remote pick up tool
Tape measure
Duct tape
1 6-inch dial type caliper .001 resolution
Assorted spare nuts, bolts, washers, screws, threaded rod, flat metal stockShackles,
Tie wraps, various sizes
Assorted stainless Steel hose clamps
Telescope mirror
Silicone
Fuel Hose
Tarp
Bungee cords

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