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OSI Staff

on 10/9/10

AMC Guide to Outdoor Leadership



AMC Guide to Outdoor Leadership, Second Edition

Written by Outdoor Safety Institute Director, Alex Kosseff, the revised AMC Guide to Outdoor Leadership has over 50% new content. This edition bring a new focus on risk management and outdoor safety, teaching, facilitation and leading youth. Follow the link for more info or go here for complete details.

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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    Incidents    
By

Ryan Van Luit

on 7/26/10

tetons



Lightning Incident

Grand Teton National Park, WY. Three separate climbing parties reported injuries after a storm hit around midday. The groups were all above 12,000 feet on the 13,770-foot Grand Teton Mountain  

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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    
By

Ryan Welty

on 4/27/10

Helicopter Rescue on Mount Hood, Oregon Photo by Don Ryan



Who Should Pay for SAR?

In recent years there have been discussions amongst the public and government organizations about who should pay for the search and rescue of the people stranded in the backcountry. Newsweek had a recent article on the issue. Details after the link.

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Field Safety    
By

Ryan Van Luit

on 4/1/10

GSE



Water Purification with GSE?

Over the past few years we’ve heard an increasing number of people using grapefruit seed extract (GSE) as a form of water “purification.”  I was told it was basically a tincture made from grapefruit seeds, just add a few drops to a liter, shake it up, wait 20 minutes and drink. There may be more to it.

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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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