SAR Member General Discussion

Discussion in 'Search, Rescue and Technical Skills' started by Reno Lewis, Sep 16, 2016.

  1. Kevo

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    The annual fitness test is first thing in the AM. Gotta remember to pace the old fashioneds tonight, or I'll be in for a rough morning.
     
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    Just got signed up for the 2019 ISARC training conference set for this fall. Should be a fun weekend!
     
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    Is this the Illinois sar conference?
     
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    Yep! Oct. 4-6. Doing my first "train the trainer" course for navigation that Friday.
     
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    Very cool. As you already know, land nav is a crucial skill in wilderness SAR. So many people using cell phones and other electronic devices nowadays (and they are great tools of the craft), but the basic skills of map and compass will get you through when those fail.
     
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    completely agree. We get issued a gps per team in the field, but all of our members are still expected to be able to navigate unassisted off paper if needed. Of course though, lot of people don't practice outside of the refreshers so those skills deteriorate. Thata why we are looking to get more guys formally qualified to teach it.
     

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