BUSAR Training – Ski’s March of the Skedco..

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My only experience with a Skedco before March’s training was hauling out a dead body a couple years back, so when Ski told me he had acquired a couple for our training weekend, I was excited to ride in one.

First to volunteer, I found the off-trail ride to be a relaxing back massage as I was slid across logs, sticks, and rocks.

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Our day started with plotting UTM’s for our drop off and rally points, followed by off-trail navigation to the rally point.

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Team Bravo route..

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At the rally point, Doc Miller and former SF trooper, Andrew M., led some lessons on Kendrick Traction Devices and improvised traction splints..

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We ran a mini-sign square station and sign interp for the tracking portion, straight from VA’s Operational Tracker Evaluation..

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And then loaded up in the Skedco for the carryout to Hwy 129, taking turns every 20 minutes or so..

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Even though we only needed one Skedco, each team hauled one in to figure out the challenges of off trail carry. From that experience, I created a new sport after tossing it across the creek and through holes in the rhodo multiple times.

Behold the Skedco Toss!!

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2 thoughts on “BUSAR Training – Ski’s March of the Skedco..

  1. Jake

    Nice training day. Those are great tools. I used one in WY last year with a cow elk that I had shot. We had hiked in uphill a long ways and I was able to ride the cow elk down most the hilly sections. It was awesome. Dual purpose!

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