Crafting Your Own On-Water Emergency Kit

Posted by Bixpy on Jun 16th 2023

Crafting Your Own On-Water Emergency Kit

Creating your own on-water emergency kit can help keep you safe and provide you with the tools you need to get out of a difficult situation. Add to your kit with Bixpy products!

Spending time out on the water can be an incredibly enjoyable experience, but being prepared for any kind of emergency is essential. Having an emergency kit handy can be the difference between a safe and successful day, and a disaster. Here are some things we recommend keeping in your kit:

Life Jackets

The first item in your emergency kit should be a life jacket for each person on board. Make sure you have enough for everyone, and that they fit properly. A properly fitted life jacket should be snug but not uncomfortable, with all buckles and straps fastened securely. Additionally, make sure you know how to use your life jackets. Familiarize yourself with the safety instructions and features of your jackets before you hit the water. This will give you peace of mind knowing that you're ready for any emergency that may arise. Remember, accidents can happen quickly, so it's important to wear your life jacket at all times. Whether you're fishing, paddling, or cruising, always put safety first by keeping your life jackets within reach and ready to use at a moment's notice.

The Bixpy Power Bank and Solar Panel

In the event of an emergency on the water, having a reliable source of power can be critical. That's where the Bixpy Power Bank and Solar Panel come in handy. This powerful duo allows you to charge your devices using the sun's energy, giving you peace of mind that you won't be stranded without power.

The Bixpy Power Bank is a compact and durable battery that can charge a variety of devices, from cell phones to tablets to navigation equipment. It features a fast-charging USB port and can hold enough power to recharge your phone several times over.

The Bixpy Solar Panel is a lightweight and foldable panel that uses the sun's energy to recharge the power bank. With its high-efficiency cells, it can charge the power bank in as little as four hours, even on cloudy days.

Together, the Bixpy Power Bank and Solar Panel form a powerful and reliable source of energy for your emergency kit. With these devices at your disposal, you can rest assured that you'll have the power you need to call for help or navigate your way back to shore if something goes wrong on the water.


Even on cloudy days, UV rays can still penetrate through the clouds and cause damage to your skin. That's why it's important to include sunscreen in your on-water emergency kit. Choose a high SPF sunscreen that is waterproof and apply it liberally before you set out on the water. Remember to reapply throughout the day, especially after swimming or sweating. To make sure your sunscreen stays protected and easily accessible in case of emergency, opt for a waterproof packaging solution. This will ensure that your sunscreen stays dry and ready to use when you need it. Taking care of your skin while on the water will not only prevent painful sunburns, but also reduce your risk of skin cancer in the long term. Don't forget to include sunscreen in your on-water emergency kit. For the flip side, it might be good to bring along some aloe vera in case you forget to apply sunscreen!

First Aid Supplies

Along with life jackets and other essential gear, your on-water emergency kit should always include basic first aid supplies. Whether you're spending a day out fishing on the lake or taking a leisurely cruise down the river, it's always a good idea to be prepared for accidents or injuries.

At a minimum, your first aid kit should include adhesive bandages in various sizes, gauze pads, adhesive tape, antiseptic wipes or solution, and over-the-counter pain relief medication such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen. It's also a good idea to include any necessary prescription medication you may need while out on the water, as well as a basic first aid manual that can help guide you through emergency situations. You can purchase pre-made kits, or you can make your own to customize it to your activities.

Additionally, if you have any special health concerns, such as allergies or chronic medical conditions, you may want to consider including extra supplies or medications specific to your needs. Remember, even if you have a fully stocked first aid kit, it's still important to practice caution and safety while out on the water. This means wearing your life jacket at all times, keeping a close eye on weather conditions, and following all local boating regulations and safety guidelines. With a well-prepared emergency kit and responsible boating practices, you can help ensure a safe and enjoyable day on the water for you and your crew.

Waterproof Packaging

One of the most crucial components of an emergency kit is waterproof packaging. After all, if you find yourself in an emergency situation on the water, you need to be able to rely on the supplies in your kit being safe and dry. The easiest way to ensure that your kit stays dry is to store everything in a waterproof container. There are many different options available, from simple plastic bags to heavy-duty dry bags designed specifically for outdoor adventures. Consider choosing a container that is bright and easy to spot, so you can quickly grab it in an emergency situation.

While it's important to have all the essentials in your kit, you may also want to include some extra towels or clothes to help keep you warm and dry. These items can be stored in a separate waterproof bag within your kit, so you know they will stay dry and be ready to use if needed.

By taking the time to ensure that your on-water emergency kit is properly waterproofed, you can rest assured that you will have the supplies you need to stay safe in case of an emergency.

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