Sailing/cruising - related to health
- medicines, have pre-arranged access to your necessary med's or if possible bring a year's supply with you. Transportation of med's is very iffy, expensive and a few times simply will never arrive.
- - I visited my doctor and dentist before leaving and they gave me advice on legal
substitutes for abating medical
problems until you can get to an adequate medical
facility. And also they gave prescriptions for antibiotics and other medicine to take with me in case of problems. It is well worth the effort to have such things onboard while you are anchored in some idyllic bay and suffer an accident
- - Take medical - electronic - diagnostic equipment
with you. It is extremely in-expensive in your home country while either not available or triple priced in other countries. Simple stuff you keep in the home bathroom medical cabinet should also be on board your boat. Specialized medical bandages and dressings are simply not available in most 3rd world countries.
- - That is why the Hesperian books
are so important. Life can be very miserable or fatal without the knowledge of substitutes in places where medical facilities are non-existent or inadequate.