Category: Gear

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I Found This For You In Orange . . .

Written by Shelley Ballard-McKinlay At Saskatoon Search and Rescue, we love the color orange! Which resulted in the gift exchange theme for this year’s Christmas party being “I found this for you in orange.” The idea was a big hit and there were some great gift and stocking stuffer ideas for that special SAR person in your life. Men’s underwear (2-pack; orange with black trim, black with orange trim; from Mark’s Work Warehouse) Hand/foot warmers Gear ties (various sizes, multiple uses!) Flagging tape Nalgene water bottle Paracord or paracord bracelet Survival bag or emergency bivy bag Duct tape (especially small camping...

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Equipment Update

Written by Dale Liebrecht Saskatoon Search and Rescue recently purchased a small 6’ x 4’ trailer. We needed a unit that would serve three main purposes. Utilize it as a storage system that would increase the limited space available in our command trailer. Serve as a rapidly deployable communications asset that could house our new deep cycle batteries, Kenwood repeater system and Noco smart battery chargers. While being deployed on long SAR missions, we now have the ability to carry logistical supplies that can sustain us independent of outside agencies and support. In addition to these three critical milestones, the...

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My Favorite Piece of Equipment

Written by Mark Wells I was originally planning to write an article about some new piece of cool gear. There are always new camping gadgets that look cool. But instead I’ve decided to review one of my favorite pieces of gear that I already own: my JetBoil. There are actually several models of JetBoil that have slight differences — I’ve got the Flash (ie: the original one). Essentially, it is an integrated camp stove and pot system. Why do I love it: – It’s small and space efficient (9.5x18cm) – the insulated pot itself holds the burner, a fuel canister,...