Survive The Savage Sea by Dougal Robertson

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Survive The Savage Sea by Dougal Robertson

Post by jansman » Sun Dec 24, 2017 4:19 pm

I have just re- read this book.It was my late Father's, who,like his dad, was a Naval man ( I was the letdown, only being a bootneck rather than a "proper" sailor!).It was a favourite story ( a true one),as he loved anything to do with the sea.

The story is basically the sea log of Dougal Robertson,whose family became confined to a 9' dinghy after their ship was sunk by a whale strike.It is the account of 38 days adrift,and their fight for survival in the Pacific Ocean. It is readily available from Amazon,used and new.

I won't spoil it,but one thing struck me about their situation; their needs were basic.Preppers tend to ruminate and stress about the latest gear,and try to cram the kitchen sink into the latest Uber Backpack! These guys needed a decent knife,water containers and cordage.

I found it a great read.
In three words I can sum up everything I have learned about life: It goes on.

Robert Frost.

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Re: Survive The Savage Sea by Dougal Robertson

Post by tc556guy » Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:11 pm

Never read the full book, but recall reading a condensed version of the story when I was younger.
That family went through a lot

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Re: Survive The Savage Sea by Dougal Robertson

Post by sniper 55 » Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:50 pm

Read it years ago. Really good book.

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