For personal gear every crewmember should have these essentials: A good set of breathable foul weather gear, a warm mid layer, and technical underwear that wicks water away from your body. Don't scrimp on any of this gear, because if you do, and end up cold, wet, and miserable, you won't be able to carry your load. Every crewmember should also have gloves for line handling, gloves for cold weather, a warm hat, a sunshade hat, a good pair of offshore boots, a good pair of sailing sneakers, waterproof socks, and plenty of sunscreen. For safety gear every crewmember should have a sharp knife, a Leatherman or Gerber tool, a personal strobe or laser light, a bitelight, and, if at all possible, a personal EPIRB. There should also be plenty of charged-up flashlights both above and belowdecks, and lots and lots of spare batteries.