RRG Gear Review

Insights Into Gear: English Reeve System Control Side

Thank you Mark Pfeifer of Ronin Safety and Rescue… In this video, we are looking at the control side of an English Reeve.  The video shows four control descent devices and our riggers putting them into use to both have tension, the tension line and to be operating the English Reeve system. Now starting from …

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The Omni Of The Rope Rescue and Rigging Pulley World: Rock Exotica Omni-Block Swivel Pulleys

The Omni Of The Rope Rescue and Rigging Pulley World: Rock Exotica Omni-Block Swivel Pulleys So what exactly does “Omni” mean?   The designers of the Omni Block pulley have some very elevated claims about their product.  Here are a few definitions of the word “omni”. Combining Form Without Limits In All Ways and Places …

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For Two Tension Dual Capacity Rope Systems Savvy Technicians: The Efficiency Schematic

So lately, I have been going through a type of transformation of sorts.  I will be honest… not all of the process has been fun and pushing through bias demons can be difficult, but with friends like Craig McClure, Jason Ilowite and Rich Delaney… the sojourn has been rewarding.  Bear in mind that a sojourn …

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Two Tension System-Vertical and Horizontal Evacuation Part 1: In-Line 9 Using A Petzl Jag System Is An Easy Solution!

The other day I walked into the studio (Neverland) armed with one goal for the morning… build a system that is Functionality Efficient in Gear Efficient in People Efficient in Physics AHD Based Small Team Based One Person Load Very Reproducible Raise Only Based (but with a margin of error that allows for downward adjustments… …

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You Will Never Look at Small Gear Small Team Rescue the Same Again

I am pretty excited about the future of our community.  Folks are talking more about what is important and designers, builders, techies, manufacturers, and instructors are all listening to each other… for the most part. 🙂 We are surrounded by amazing people. I have long desired to have a playground to build and adventure into things …

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Primary Uses of the PETZL RIG

Primary uses of the RIG The RIG is a self-braking belay / rappel device that can be used on either the harness or the anchor. WARNINGS Read the technical notice before viewing the following techniques. It is important to fully understand the information provided in the technical notice before using this complementary information Mastering these …

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Using A Frame Mounted Winch Should Be An Acceptable Tool… Why Isn’t It?

Hey all, It has been interesting hearing from many of you with respect to the use of “rigging or rescuers winch systems”.  We’ve been discussing both the Harken LokHead Winch and Harken Riggers Winch. There seems to be 3 camps… Departments who swear by the 15:1 SSSF and 1/2″ rope only. More adventure-based riggers who …

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We Just Made Getting Your Tower Technician Kits Easier

Hey all, as I am sure you saw in our last blog released some really helpful information pertaining to ANSI Z359.1-The Fall Protection Code. This code is a set of standards that covers program management; system design; training; qualification and testing; equipment, component and system specifications for the processes used to protect workers at height in …

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Cliff Rescue High Directional and Tracking Line, PART 1 CASE FILE N.014 RESCUE RESPONSE TEAM

Heros are born and then are refined.  The refining process is serving others in need.  The degree by which we serve sets the bar of our own promotion.  Teams are made and perfected through the  individuals.  What makes this so fascinating is that never is there a moment when individuals take priority over the team.  In …

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