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Instruction
Grant Prattley

6 Training Tools for Instructors

6 Training Tools for Instructors. This article was originally written for the training of SAR volunteers however, the principles here I think are universally applicable to

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Canyoning
Grant Prattley

Which bends for joining ropes?

Which bend for joining ropes? Testing and analysis of flat bends used for rope retrieval As part of writing the Canyoning Technical Manual, I needed to find

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Anchors
Grant Prattley

3-point anchor testing

3-Point Anchor Testing Updated and revised by Grant Prattley, OTE Rescue 2014. Based on original work by SARINZ Trust 2005. We started to research 3-point

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Anchors
Grant Prattley

Snow Anchor Placement

Snow Anchor Placement A few pages exerted from the Rope Rescue & Rigging Field Guide. A quick overview of snow anchor section and placement options with

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Risk management
Grant Prattley

Knots Safety Check

Knots Safety Check How to undertake a knots safety check before use A knots safety check is a really important step in your rope work just

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Testing
Grant Prattley

Soil Anchor Report

Soil Anchor Report A report by Chris Gallagher, Field Equipment Officer, Australian Antarctic Division, March 2011. This report presents methods, discussion and recommendations in relation

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Testing
Grant Prattley

Rope Grab Test Report

Rope Grab Test Report Grant Prattley, Lindsay Main and Andrew Welsh, New Zealand Land Search and Rescue, February 2001. Many rope grab devices are used by the rescue technician

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