Teaching SAR/survival skills to city kids (and grown-ups)

2:03 p.m. on April 27, 2012 (EDT)
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Had a great day teaching basic skills to some youngsters today.

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Emergency survival shelter.


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Hydration vessel (with proper logos applied)


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Subject located. Evac in progress. Great job guys!

2:07 p.m. on April 27, 2012 (EDT)
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This is really cool. Love the bear(and the stickers.) Odd your hydration vessel looks alot like my hydration vessels graphic wise, hmmmmm...

;)

8:12 p.m. on April 27, 2012 (EDT)
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That's cool!

Looks like a great approach to teaching kids (and adults).

Mike G.

1:45 p.m. on April 28, 2012 (EDT)
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Some of those kids will remember that forever

1:53 p.m. on April 28, 2012 (EDT)
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I hope so!

8:53 a.m. on April 29, 2012 (EDT)
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Looks far more entertaining than standard SAR training!  The 'victim' doesn't weigh nearly as much to litter! :)

2:02 p.m. on April 29, 2012 (EDT)
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The old garbage bag sleeping bag trick. I am wondering do you teach fire beds? They seem like a good way to survive if you could effect a fire.

11:16 p.m. on April 29, 2012 (EDT)
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I have done fire beds with advanced classes, but they are extremely labor intensive. Most of my groups are beginners and children, so it's basics first. 

@Cleric - SO RIGHT about the weight. But I will tell you that these kids were more careful with this subject, on the evac, than some firefighters I've worked with... with REAL patients!

2:53 p.m. on May 2, 2012 (EDT)
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I'm always surprised how many people who come on my hikes have some background as kids in the Scouts, Girl Guides, or other organizations. It shows me how valuable these kinds of thing are for building a lifelong appreciation for the outdoors, and perhaps some respect for the environment.

3:59 p.m. on May 2, 2012 (EDT)
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Respect for what is not endless is a good thing.

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