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[Ocean survival tips from one who has been there and done that.]

What it’s like to survive a shipwreck

The Robertson family spent 38 days adrift with little fresh water or food supplies after their yacht was sunk by killer whales. Their tale of survival reveals the extremes the human body can endure.


“All the great survival journeys of any length occur in the tropics,” says Tipton. “If you're outside of that, you don't survive long enough to write a book about it.”


The rain would have made it a miserable place to be stuck as a sailor, but as a survivor it could keep you alive

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