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Central Texas Flooding Report

Texas native and Sierra Rescue’s own, Zach Byars recently returned to Texas to his childhood home on the Blanco river in Wimberley where his family’s house was hit hard...

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technical rope rescue

Knots Knots Knots: The Directional 8 (in-line 8)

Directional Figure 8  The Directional 8 or in line 8 is one of several knots in the family of eights. It is tied in the middle of a line for an attachment point intended to bear a...

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wilderness first aid

Hypothermia: kicking the cold

Weather and water can be unpredictable, and often paddlers are caught off-guard by an unexpected storm or an unplanned swim.  With cold related problems, good prevention is key,...

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Patagonia: Sierra Rescue visits the Futaleufu

I recently had the opportunity to travel to Chile and got to spend a few weeks on the Futaleufu river in Patagonia. My wife and I joined up with a commercial trip through BioBio...

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