Happy Thanksgiving everyone! While you’re chomping your turkey leftovers, take a moment and head over to Backcounty Rescurer and check it out.
Firefighter and Seattle Mountain Rescue member Doug Mcall has created a new SAR website called Backcountry Rescurer. He hopes to make this site a resource for all SAR members. Currently he has folks from our KSARA (King County Search and Rescue Association) writing articles.
So far the categories he has looks promising, including some technical articles he’s re-posted from Gordon Smith and Stephen Allen presented at the Intentional Technical Rescue Symposium on strength of V– vs. A– threads for rescue anchors. Cool stuff!
Here’s a brief introduction from Doug:
I recently created a website, www.backcountryrescuer.com to provide the SAR community with a resource for SAR information. The goal is to provide information and articles focused on backcountry rescue with the theory that more information is better. As one member in our unit commented, he’s seen these things come and go like the seasons, I hope to buck the trend. This is the official launch of the site and I hope you will find the content useful. BTW, this is a free site, I only ask that you register so I know people are interested and that I should keep working on the site.
Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving,