What Should Be in Your Boating Safety Kit

What Should Be in Your Boating Safety Kit

Before you head out on a boating trip, you should take a look and make sure that your boat has a safety kit on it. More importantly, you should make sure the safety kit is stocked with a few key items that will help you in the event of an emergency. Let’s take a closer look at exactly what should be in your boating safety kit.

First Aid Kit

When you’re out on the water, there’s a chance that someone could injure themselves, and it can take time to get back to shore to seek medical treatment. In the meantime, you should be able to provide them with bandages, sterile wipes, gauze, burn gel, and all of the other things they will need to temporarily treat their injuries.

Fire Extinguisher

It’s not all that uncommon for boats to catch on fire. There are a number of flammable items located on them, and once a small fire starts, it can quickly spiral out of control. Having a fire extinguisher on board will prevent a fire from starting and getting larger in a short amount of time. Everyone on the boat should know where the fire extinguisher is located when they come on board.

Flashlight

If your boat breaks down, you might end up out on the water in the dark. This can be a very scary situation. By keeping a flashlight and extra batteries on your boat, you can allow yourself to see in the dark. You can also use a flashlight to signal for help.

Radio

Most people think they’ll be just fine on their boat as long as they have their cell phone with them. But if you find yourself in need of assistance in a place where you don’t have cell service, you could be in trouble. It’s important to have a radio device on your boat, either in your safety kit or installed permanently on the boat.

When you take a trip to Lawrence Bay Lodge, you will be able to take guided fishing trips on Reindeer Lake. All of your safety concerns will be addressed by your guide, which will allow you to kick back and enjoy the local fishing scene. Call us at 701-262-4560 today to make a reservation!

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