Advanced Rescue

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  1. Jeff Randall

    Jeff Randall ESEE Knives / Randall's Adventure & Training Staff Member

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    Patrick, Shane and I spent the past 6 days helping teach Advanced Rescue for Haywood Community College's Wilderness Week program. It rained 4 out of the 6 days we were out but it was an honor and privilege to work with this group of true SAR professionals in Western North Carolina.

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    Looks like a lot of fun
     
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    Jeff, do you have any info on the orange dragging sled. It looks like it would be handy for dragging a deer out of the woods.
     
  4. Jeff Randall

    Jeff Randall ESEE Knives / Randall's Adventure & Training Staff Member

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    It’s called a sked. Look it up online for best pricing
     
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    Thank you.
     
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  7. Jeff Randall

    Jeff Randall ESEE Knives / Randall's Adventure & Training Staff Member

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    Yes, I figured the price would be upsetting
     
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    It wouldn't bother me at all if i was the one being dragged out but a deer carcass don't need that level of luxury.
     
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    shaneadams90 ESEE Knives Marketing Director Staff Member

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    To echo what Jeff said, the rain and terrain made it epic but I can't say enough about the MSAR pros we worked with...We were all students in this class....My first real SAR training and man, it will be hard to top.


    Land Nav class in the field.
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    Prussic climb up rock face...this is the NOT steep part.
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    Plenty of water.....everywhere this week...often times running down the trail...on the rare occasion that we were actually ON A TRAIL....
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    My load out for the week (minus a leatherman MUT tool)
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    we did a LOT of bushwhacking....lots.....and it was fun.
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    taking a moment to take it all in....
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    Clouds rolling in.
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    The Myth, the Legend....and his ponytail.
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    @Patrick Rollins always knows where the camera is.
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    Gearing up.
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    Plotting the days route....
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    Jeff and I "hanging out" on a 150' cliff.
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    Our victim....no pressure.
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    Despite some really piss poor conditions we did a LOT of laughing and smiling....you know you are swimming with sharks when everyone is just laughing while we are all shivering, wet, and cold...
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    Reno Lewis Knot-A-Challenge Champion

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    AWESOME stuff right there! Looks like a great time.
     
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    Good work. Rain is following the RAT team this year.
     
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    shaneadams90 ESEE Knives Marketing Director Staff Member

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    no joke man...over the last few weeks my feet and hands have been pruned mORe than NOT....Also if shivering caused weight loss I would be anorexic by now!
     
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    Those SKEDS are so comfy i sleep in one every night.

    Great photos!!! Wish i was there.
     
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    Fantastic stuff.
    Life saving for someone down the trail.
     
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    Great training! Thanks for sharing!
     
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    Jeff Randall ESEE Knives / Randall's Adventure & Training Staff Member

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    Over the years I've had the chance to work with some great rescue techs, but the NC folks seem to be a cut above. When they start applying that North Carolina voodoo to their systems, just stand back and watch the magic.
     
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    This sums up the first 4 days of this class...

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    Fun looking, that's a long class
     

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