Mar
12
Tue
SAR Board Meeting @ San Benito County Sheriff's Office
Mar 12 @ 18:30 – 19:30
Mar
23
Sat
Wilderness First Aid @ San Benito County Sheriff's Office
Mar 23 – Mar 24 all-day
Mar
30
Sat
Jeep Training
Mar 30 @ 09:00
Apr
14
Sun
April MSAR Training / Bridge and water Crossing
Apr 14 @ 09:00

Check w/ JD for location and details

Apr
17
Wed
First Aid Training @ San Benito County Sheriff's Office
Apr 17 @ 18:30
May
8
Wed
Rope Training @ San Benito County Sheriff's Office
May 8 @ 18:30 – 20:30

Tom will be at the SO at 1830 practicing with Ropes. Bring your gloves. Sorry for the short notice,,,

May
11
Sat
Day out on the Ranch
May 11 @ 12:00 – 15:00
May
14
Tue
SAR General Meeting @ San Benito County Sheriff's Office
May 14 @ 18:30 – 20:00
May
22
Wed
Optional Training – SarTopo / APRS @ San Benito County Sheriff's Office - Upstairs Conf Rm
May 22 @ 18:30 – 20:00
Jun
12
Wed
SAR Training – Ropes @ San Benito County Sheriff's Office - Back
Jun 12 @ 18:30

This class is not your usual “how to do it” training, rather it is to provide an understanding of “why you do it this way.” It will give you information about rope types and when to choose one over another, when to protect and inspect and care for a rope, when should you stop using a rope, rope elongation under load, rope and webbing strength, how much knots reduce rope strength, and other characteristics of both ropes and knots gutepotenz.de. This class will be taught be Rod Coleman and Mike Ross.

Depending on interest and how much we cover the first night, we may extend the training to a second Wed, when I will join them to discuss rope accessories such as selection and proper use of carabiners (steel vs aluminum; gate vs screw link, when and why you choose a Pear or D or Oval shape; gates and locking types, orientation of the carabiner relative to rope and load, etc), mechanical ascenders, belay and rappel devices other than the MPD, etriers, daisy chains, seat vs full body harnesses. Finally, in one of the classes we will discuss setting up anchors when the usual tree or post is unavailable.

Contact Rod or Mike or myself if you want to know more