How's this for a case of positive actions.
The location is a very remote area of the Great Karoo. Basically in the middle of the desert.
Pic 1: A map of the location. A remote dirt road.
Pic 2: A shelter made of some sort of plant. The place is named Asbosskerm which translates to Ash Bush...
What food do you carry in your backpack?
I'm looking for your suggestions for lightweight sustenance for 12 hours, 24 hours and 48 hours.
Also what food rations do you keep in your 4x4 permanently for SAR call outs?
Up till now I've carried packets of nuts n raisins plus some energy...
If you're on Facebook you can take a peek at this video clip
Two weeks ago we had a tricky search through the night to find a missing tourist on Table Mountain. Conditions were cold, wet and poor...
In the Safrican rescue scene I need to be able to use the amateur frequencies (145.xxx) as well as commercial frequencies (152.xxx) and occasionally (seldom) even marine (156.xxx)
All of this programmed into one 2m commercial radio.(Icom F110)
What are my antenna options to try work over such...
Not sure if this should be in the radio section or the GPS section.
I have an Icom F110 and an Oregon 550 gps in my vehicle, amongst other things. When keying my mic the 12v power to the gps switches off. This is intermittent so when I want to do tests I can't replicate it. It's usually when...
In my region snow is not something I drive in very often. However the other night we had to do a SAR operation in hectic conditions and I nearly saw my truck, and possibly myself, say goodbye down the side of a mountain. Real scary.
So anyhoo can somebody please educate me about snow chains...
I'm in the market for another head lamp to go on my SAR helmet. All the reviews I see seem dated.
Wot's recommended at the moment?
I currently use an Energiser 6LED. It's cheap and it works well for me. But I'm keen to broaden my horizons and maybe get something else
Petzl is the most widely...
Does anybody have any experience with these two pairs of boots?
I'm getting boots this week and can't decide what the differences are between the two.
They will be used for SAR
I thought some of you overlanding chefs might enjoy these recipes in the attached pdf. I received it via email.
Potjiekos = Pot food (direct translation)
Potjie = standard african three legged pot with a round base.
The tradition here is to never stir a pot. Just cook.
And it always tastes...
Shame. We had a call out last night that wasn't so cool. A couple went up a local mountain to view the sunset. (Lions Head is a popular sunset venue)
The guy collapsed with a suspected heart attack.
Later the female told me they were there to celebrate their engagement.
And she's foreign...
I've never used a water bladder but am considering going that route now.
Cleanliness has always been the turn-off for me though.
How do you keep them clean?
Do you just rinse and fill up each time?
Is it a consumable that you just chuck away after the umpteenth use?
Can a regular camelbak user...
We had a call-out last night. American climber lost on the mountain. So off we went ahuntin'.
So if I'm ever in trouble you Yanks owe me one :rolleyes: he he
By the way, while looking for one guy we ended up finding a total of ten, yes ten, climbers. 5 locals, 5 tourists (1m +2fm americans)...
I'm looking for a tactical vest that's suitable for holding a radio/gps and other bits and pieces. Must be lightweight and comfortable to wear for extended periods and for climbing/abseiling. Preferably high visibility/reflective
All the stuff I see is bulky and impractical EMS or military stuff.