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Parts Of A USCG Approved Survival Suit

Here is a survival suit which can keep a person alive for days at sea in the winter as opposed to 5 minutes in the ocean without one in the winter.

I added labels to show all the different parts of the survival suit.  I think everything is pretty self explanatory except maybe the wax which is used to keep the zipper working well.   If you can’t get into the survival suit because the zipper is frozen then it’s not doing you much good now is it?  The survival suit should always be stored with the zipper in the down position.  Seconds are critical when you hit 30 degree water and not having to fidget with a stuck or zipper that wont unzip could cost a fisherman their life.

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