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Oct 19, 2021 - 7:28:06 PM
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Owen

Canada

9810 posts since 6/5/2011

... in Vancouver, BC.    [As once again things are so quiet in MB that we get our regional news from BC].  https://bc.ctvnews.ca/quick-thinking-hikers-unravel-turbans-to-help-with-rescue-at-metro-vancouver-park-1.5629061

Edited by - Owen on 10/19/2021 20:27:41

Oct 19, 2021 - 8:38:29 PM
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58481 posts since 12/14/2005

Just doing their Christian duty!

Oct 19, 2021 - 8:40:12 PM
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Brian T

Canada

18856 posts since 6/5/2008

Local boys last winter. One got his sled bogged and night was falling. They all totally equipped. The night in the tree hole shows you how big they are ( see the guy at the back?) Dug in sideways to be comfortable. Gives you an idea of out March snow depth up top.


 

Oct 20, 2021 - 3:17:48 AM

4016 posts since 4/22/2018

quote:
Originally posted by Owen

... in Vancouver, BC.    [As once again things are so quiet in MB that we get our regional news from BC].  https://bc.ctvnews.ca/quick-thinking-hikers-unravel-turbans-to-help-with-rescue-at-metro-vancouver-park-1.5629061


Fantastic!  I've just shared this with my team mates in our rescue team.  I must admit though, I wouldn't have liked to have had one of the turban/jacket sleeve knots go whilst I was being pulled up.

Oct 20, 2021 - 7:55 AM
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Owen

Canada

9810 posts since 6/5/2011

Yessiree Jonty.... having a knot let go reminds me of the second half of one I've linked to before: 

 

Oct 20, 2021 - 9:09:43 AM

4016 posts since 4/22/2018

Thanks Owen!! I'd forgotten about that until you reminded me - that made me laugh out loud smiley

The rescue helicopters we work with (Sikorsky S-92) have such a powerful downwash that sometimes they can't winch for the risk of sending Homer back down the cliff for a third time.

Oct 20, 2021 - 10:14:33 AM

Owen

Canada

9810 posts since 6/5/2011

Jonty, I've ridden in helicopters a few times, but my "expertise" is a good fit with the ^^ cartoon.  Allay my ignorance..... wouldn't a longer cable mitigate the downwash? 

Oct 20, 2021 - 10:50:52 AM

ChunoTheDog

Canada

1133 posts since 8/9/2019

quote:
Originally posted by Wet Spaniel
quote:
Originally posted by Owen

... in Vancouver, BC.    [As once again things are so quiet in MB that we get our regional news from BC].  https://bc.ctvnews.ca/quick-thinking-hikers-unravel-turbans-to-help-with-rescue-at-metro-vancouver-park-1.5629061


Fantastic!  I've just shared this with my team mates in our rescue team.  I must admit though, I wouldn't have liked to have had one of the turban/jacket sleeve knots go whilst I was being pulled up.


SImple uni to uni knot wouldnt let go as the harder you pull the tighter it gets. Having seams give way would scare me lol

Oct 20, 2021 - 3:18:01 PM
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4016 posts since 4/22/2018

quote:
Originally posted by ChunoTheDog
quote:
Originally posted by Wet Spaniel
quote:
Originally posted by Owen

... in Vancouver, BC.    [As once again things are so quiet in MB that we get our regional news from BC].  https://bc.ctvnews.ca/quick-thinking-hikers-unravel-turbans-to-help-with-rescue-at-metro-vancouver-park-1.5629061


Fantastic!  I've just shared this with my team mates in our rescue team.  I must admit though, I wouldn't have liked to have had one of the turban/jacket sleeve knots go whilst I was being pulled up.


SImple uni to uni knot wouldnt let go as the harder you pull the tighter it gets. Having seams give way would scare me lol


I'll let you be the guinea pig Antoine smiley

Oct 20, 2021 - 3:26:58 PM
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quote:
Originally posted by Owen

Jonty, I've ridden in helicopters a few times, but my "expertise" is a good fit with the ^^ cartoon.  Allay my ignorance..... wouldn't a longer cable mitigate the downwash? 


The winch cables are pretty long Owen, but the downwash is brutal.  I'd imagine the cable would have to be so long to be impractical before the down wash was cancelled out.  I'm no expert but in rough conditions I think the shorter the winch, the more accurate they can be lowering  to the casualty site. 

Edited by - Wet Spaniel on 10/20/2021 15:27:26

Oct 20, 2021 - 4:01:04 PM

747 posts since 5/22/2021

Some folks just go hiking to "experience the great outdoors", like it was the biggest accomplishment of their lives, and that they were completely knowledgeable. Then, comes something like a snake, bear, turkey, whatever, and some would just freak out and trip over a rock.

Being prepared and naturally-educated is important when it comes to hiking or just about anything outdoors.

Oct 20, 2021 - 5:16:21 PM

ChunoTheDog

Canada

1133 posts since 8/9/2019


SImple uni to uni knot wouldnt let go as the harder you pull the tighter it gets. Having seams give way would scare me lol


I'll let you be the guinea pig Antoine smiley

I'll glady go second, not first..nor third, fourth etc LOL
Oct 20, 2021 - 5:26:15 PM
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4016 posts since 4/22/2018

quote:
Originally posted by ChunoTheDog

SImple uni to uni knot wouldnt let go as the harder you pull the tighter it gets. Having seams give way would scare me lol


I'll let you be the guinea pig Antoine smiley

I'll glady go second, not first..nor third, fourth etc LOL

I don't blame you smiley we use constant knots/ropes/techniques so that none of us ever needs to question 'is it safe' 




 

Edited by - Wet Spaniel on 10/20/2021 17:29:57

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