Many of our skills, especially knots and litter lashing, are perishable and we don't get many opportunities between SAR missions and trainings to practice those skills. For many of us this means that at O-dark-thirty, in a driving rainstorm and short of caffeine, we might need a little refresher, confidence builder or safety check.
To assist your response, we have partnered with Waterford Press to develop a lightweight, pocket-sized series of waterproof guides. The guides are small enough to fit in the chest pocket of your uniform shirt, yet unfolded, they provide a wealth of mission critical information complete with color illustrations. Our second guide is "Essential Knots For Search And Rescue And Survival".
These pocket guides are only 3.75" x 5.5" when folded, but unfold to provide information covering an 18.5" x 11" waterproof and color document.
The knots guide has step-by-step illustrations for the most common knots we use in SAR. It also includes litter lashing techniques, basic anchors, and improvised seat harnesses.
We recognize that SAR responders are primarily volunteers and pay for most of their own training and gear. We kept the SAR volunteers in mind and priced the guides at an affordable price.