There’s nothing in the world that can quite compare to the feeling of stepping onto a boat and heading out on the water. For me it brings a sense a peace and serenity, for others maybe a sense of adventure, but no matter what feelings it stirs up you can’t deny that when out on the water there are certain measures that can be taken to improve your experience. Let’s talk about some of those must have items to keep on your boat.
What kind of boating article would this be if I didn’t mention making sure to keep a life jacket on board? I don’t doubt your swimming skills for a second but accidents can happen at any time, even if you’re boating on the calmest lake in the world. It doesn’t have to be fancy or expensive, just make sure that it fits and that it’s US Coast Guard approved.
Since we’re talking about safety, be certain you have a basic first aid kit on board. Make sure you also add sunscreen and aloe vera gel for possible sunburns that might happen. Nothing ruins the day like having to return to shore early due to simple cuts or abrasions.
My next recommended item to keep on board is a dry bag for your items that you don’t want getting wet. A Ziploc bag will do in a pinch but a quick google search will bring up plenty of floating dry bag options. The fact that it floats means that if it happens to fall overboard it should be easier to fish out rather than trying to dive for it. Phones are expensive and they hold a lot of our sensitive information these days so keeping it safe while on the water is a top priority.
Speaking of cell phones, you’ll probably want to keep yours charged in case of an emergency. This is where the durahub solar battery bank comes in handy. It can charge up to four devices at once and recharges itself in the sunlight. If you need to charge it faster (say you left it in the garage and didn’t remember to take it out until the day of your trip) you can plug it in to the wall to juice it up that way as well. If your device has QI the DuraHub solar battery bank even supports wireless charging. It’s protective covering makes it shockproof and waterproof so it’s the perfect addition to your boating adventures.
Now that you’ve read through this list of must have items to keep on your boat you are all set for your next excursion. Stay safe and enjoy the water!