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Backpacking With Outward Bound

Students on an Outward Bound Wilderness course travel slowly through the Sierra Nevada range.

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Field Safety    Program Management    Tools & Toys    
By

OSI Staff

on 1/27/11

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Emergency Communications

What is the primary emergency communication device for your program?  See what the Outdoor Safety Institute recommend. One of your participants is in a "life or limb" emergency situation, you or your field staff stabilize the situation as best as possible but know that this person needs to get to the hospital.  Do you have an emergency communication device?  What is it?

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Field Safety    Tools & Toys    
By

Alex Kosseff

on 10/8/10

iTriage on the iPhone



iTriage Mobile Application

iTriage is a moblie medical diagnostic application (for Android devices, iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad). Can it be a resource in the backcountry? Possibly. Can it replace good medical & first aid training? No. Does ever increasing mobile technology present a challenge for traditional outdoor programs and activities? We're looking for your input.

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Field Safety    Tools & Toys    
By

Alex Kosseff

on 8/25/10

DMM Belay Master - A Safety Belay Carabiner?



DMM Belay Master - Added Safety?

Two years ago I purchased the DMM Belay Master Carabiners for a climbing program I manage. This unique carabiner prevents potentially dangerous cross-loading and allows you to confirm the carabiner is locked from a distance away. Is it useful for programs or personal use?

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Field Safety    Tools & Toys    
By

Ryan Welty

on 5/20/10

Astral Greenjacket



Rescue PFD’s

We review the Stohlquist Descent and Astral Greenjacket. Rescue PFD's are important for any professional or personal paddle trip in moving water. With a rescue PFD you will now be able to help those unconscious swimmers with the quick release safety belt. Details after the link.

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Field Safety    Tools & Toys    
By

Ryan Van Luit

on 3/8/10

Spiroll



Simple and Affordable protection for your rope and webbing

The Spiroll is a polyurethane device that easily wraps around a section of your climbing rope or webbing to protect it from abrasion.  Simple, lightweight,

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