This requires practice to use correctly. See You Should Know, page 26 of this issue, for a how-to.
PLB (Personal Locator Beacon)
Communicating your position directly to SAR satellites, a PLB notifies rescue agencies and helps them home in on your position.
PFD Strobe Light
Select one meeting the SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea) Convention requirement for minimum eight-hour operating time.
Apply SOLAS Grade 3155 patches to life jackets and other fabrics; for life rings and other hard objects, select SOLAS Grade 3150-A.