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Game changer or not? The CMC/Harken Clutch is real!

Last night our friends at Ronin Rescue posted this photo taken at GRIMP NA. There have been guarded rumors and reported sightings of the new CMC Clutch by Harken but everyone was really tight lipped.. and well, there still isn’t a lot of info. What rumors? It’s going to completely replace the 11mm MPD! It’ll …

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A Quick Pulley Comparison… They All Rock!

Hey all, I wanted to give a quick run down of some niche comparisons.  Most pulley manufactures today make amazing gear.  When I say most, I mean those within the centric conformity of  standards, safety and accountability.  We’ll be looking at CMC, Rock Exotica, and Petzl … and then, only a niched down subset of …

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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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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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Litter Hauling Techniques Using Dual Capacity or Twin Tension Rope Systems: A Journey Part 1

What to learning something well?… “Do it yourself “.  Well, this isn’t always the case, but for me (right now) it is.  While not obsessed, I am really curious as to what a true minimally viable raise and lower system looks and feels like.  Remember the 3 types of learning?….. Vision, Auditory and Kinesthetic.  Well, …

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Elements of Rigging – Bombproof Anchors – Anchor Considerations in Rope Rigging Systems

Well we’re talking about anchors. Let’s talk a little bit about the term bombproof. What is a bombproof anchor? Those of you in the profession of rescue work, and sometimes in the industry we refer to what’s a bombproof anchor? Well, it’s something that’s really strong that can pretty much hold everything. And looking at …

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Let’s Build A Skate Block: Using The Tension Lines As The High Point In Confined Space Rescue

So here we’ve got a skate block. These are very effective in confined space rescues. This allows us to utilize two lines on a high point through a change of direction directly down into the space, in this case, using the tension lines as the high point, bringing the patient up, having the knot hit …

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