You must be able to grab your grab bags. When Rambler capsized, I'm told, there was no way to get to the grab bags or survival suit bag. Why not? Nobody could find them. It was pitch black inside the boat, and there was no time. If the guys had retrieved the grab bag they would've been rescued hours earlier. On the Volvo Ocean Race boats, by rule, we have to store our grab bags in lockers with plastic locks on them to keep them secure. We always know where they are, but on the other hand, they're locked and we need a knife to open them. I'd be sure to keep at least one grab bag near the companionway. In it should be an EPIRB, flares, medical equipment, and a satellite phone.