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swiftwater rescue

As instructors of swiftwater rescue, we have the opportunity to train in some amazing environments with some very talented groups of people. From military special forces to...

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technical rope rescue

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

Whether from Sticks or stakes, branches or rebar, impalements can be a backcountry problem to contend with. In the field of wilderness medicine, there are specific protocols...

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sierra rescue blog

Throw bag training

The truth about throw bags, is that while they are one of a rescuer’s most valuable tools, they can also be a dangerous and deceptive weapon. While there is much discussion...

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