Most lifejackets have a little pocket that’s perfect for storing key items. Here’s what Peter Alarie keeps in his:

  • safety whistle
  • Kaenon bag for cleaning glasses (works when wet!!)
  • 3′ piece of spectra with a splice loop in one end (repairs)
  • Blistex
  • 1/2 of a cassette tape for telltales, taped together so it does not unravel
  • ring ding
  • small shackle
  • small power bar or something small to eat
  • small block