Principles of Learning

Vectors, Scalars, and Unit-less Values, Part 1

Full Video is at the bottom A force multiplier is any factor or condition that contributes to the overall stress of a rope system during a dynamic state. Rating this dynamic state or rope movement/stress is best represented as the Dynamic System Safety Factor (DSSF). In other words, what’s our weakest link during the operation …

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How can rescue trainers use computers to find hidden treasures?

I have been sharing about my sojourns… which are really about your journeys and your journeys are about your vision for the future. Everything I have taken on has been anchored into something all y’all have gone through… I know this because you told me so. Early on I in my career I was embarrassed …

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What are some myths team leaders believe about hidden treasures that simply aren’t true?

So, “the game is afoot”… Like Sherlock Holmes I was looking for something, anything that would get me closer to solving “the mystery of the missing retention”. I approached 3 people I knew could help me in this… Reed Thorne, who literally changed the scope and trajection of technical rope rescue and is a true …

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What’s the #1  leadership and team building mistake rope rescue technician’s make?

The year was 2003… almost 5 years post my bellwether event in Sedona. These “leaders” had shown me not just an existence of something new, but of a direction of a trend of things to come. During these years, I had taken other courses and had become much more familiar with “the vertical terrain”. Mind …

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What would you say to a nervous rope rescue technician about getting started with leadership and team building?

I found myself in a very compromising predicament. I had been running my gear company for less than a year and had been in search and rescue or the better part of 2 years and felt comfortable with what I had understood rope rescue to be. Fast forward a bit… I am standing on Bell …

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“You grow by putting yourself in an uncomfortable position. And I think we’ve done a lot of that in the last three days.”

Hey friend! Are you a rope rescue professional that wants an easy to understand framework that explains how two tension systems and high directionals work? Are you working with the your team and wanting them to understand two tension systems and high directionals, but don’t know how to go about retraining your individual team members or even the entire …

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How to calculate mechanical advantage within a progression!

  A mechanical advantage haul system reduces the effort required to raise a load. The mechanical advantage obtained is based on the pulley effect.   1. The pulley effect If we consider a load suspended on a rope, the rope passing through a pulley above the user, with the user’s hand holding the rope on …

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