Originally Posted by rrn
i am wanting a great flare kit but they are an expiring date on them so i want a offshore
kit for my voyage to alaska
but i don't want to spend 200 dollars for a kit that will expire soon any ideas where to get a minimal kit for a decent price
If your object is to get the cheapest thing that will comply with US regulations
you can get a kit of four flares at Wal-Mart for under $30.
If you want something better that has a better chance of saving your life off shore and away from other boat, count on spending more. Probably a lot more.
I think the suggestion of an EPIRB
is a good one for your journey.
As for expired flares, I don't believe it is illegal to have them and they may still work. I keep the unexpired ones in one box and the expired ones in another box. If asked, I show the unexpired ones, not the others.