Dave P.
user 7904339
Weaverville, NC
Post #: 1
Hey folks,

Seeing that the group has been called on it's first mission already, I thought I'd upload a couple files for yr enjoyment on preparing a ready pack. (check out files link in sidebar)

Now before you 'pffft' at this because you are already a hiker/backpacker, let me explain. I put these up as a standard widely used by Fire and Rescue services and as examples to be customized for local conditions and personal needs.

Also, the lists show things hikers don't normally carry since they aren't hoping to find someone who may need an extended carry-out rescue w/ chilly bivouac! Are you ready to makeshift splint a long bone?

I'd personally love to see people replying to this subject w/ their own gear/supplies ideas.

Dave P

Source addresses:
NASAR - www.nasar.org (check out bookstore too)
Swannanoa FD - www.svfd.net (look under 'Training' link)
user 7120077
Asheville, NC
Post #: 4
Check out this link, too. Some of the internal links don't work, but there is some good stuff here nonetheless.


And here's another with loads of good information:

user 7120077
Asheville, NC
Post #: 6
The "blankets" that you get on commercial airlines are great to carry in your pack. They're polyester, so they dry quickly and are lightweight and warm. Placed in a vacuum pouch, or in a ziplock bag with the air squeezed out, they take up very little room. Great for when you need warmth but don't quite need to ruin your single-use space blanket.
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