Training Weekend

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  1. Jeff Randall

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

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    The RAT-SAR Team was back on the bluffs this past weekend for the second weekend of rope rescue operations training. We had a few new members with this being their first exposure to technical rescue. All in all, we've got a very solid team that's now responding to more missions in the Southeastern region.

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    Shane and Patrick are the coolest.
     
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    Jeff Randall ESEE Knives / Randall's Adventure & Training Staff Member

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    #alwaysworkin
     
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    Good work. Cool terrain.
     
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    Randomly do you guys weight the dummy in the basket for practice?
     
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    shaneadams90 ESEE Knives Marketing Director Staff Member

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    yes......the dummy, basket, and rigging weighs North of 100lbs. We could've opted for a heavier dummy but we have to schlep this thing into the backcountry and/or caves or BOTH....so we can always add packs to the Stokes basket to increase the weight if need be.
     
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    Our whole rescue principle is based around single person loads, unlike firemen who base their systems on two-person loads (patient in basket and attendant riding the basket with patient). Our rescuers are climbers so we can use lighter gear and systems since we are only lifting a single-person load. Our attendants climb a line beside the basket on their own power. So, to expand on the previous comments, about 150 pounds is what we train with, but we round off everyone to 1 kN (225 pounds) when we're building safety factors into our systems.
     
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    jeff, on the first pic you look more asian than the asian dude behind you.
     
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    ...says the Asian dude.... :D
     
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