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Comments: White socks are essential to foot hygiene. You will do most of your own laundry, so get a Kiyi brush. Soap and shaving gear (except razors) are usually available. The best watch straps are canvas with no metal parts. Carry a couple. An extra sea bag may be used to send home excess gear or souvenirs.
A knife is carried by every good sailor. The whistle and reflector are useful in signaling. Have a compass to find your way if you are in the jungle or adrift in a raft. The magnifying glass can be used to start a fire. Put your name on the canteen issued to you. Keep it on your web belt for going over the side and have it full of water. Flashlights are always useful. Put one in your life jacket.