Reducing search and rescue calls

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There should never be any search. Anyone going out into the back country should have a least one sat device in their group.
 

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Boulder Mountain is one of the easiest areas to ride but unfortunately it see's a lot of fog and deep snow. Deep snow and fog can lead to injuries because people can't see whats in front of them quick enough at speed of which you need in deep snow. I agree with RGM. Satellite communication and GPS are a must.
 

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There should never be any search. Anyone going out into the back country should have a least one sat device in their group.

What will a device do to stop the S&R calls? What is very discouraging, is the amount of searches that happen when people don't carry radios or a GPS. There is definitely some terrain on boulder that can suck you into, and requires high skill set to get out of. But most calls are people that have lost their group (no radio) and cannot find their way out (no gps). What's even worse is the amount of people that don't have the means of lighting a fire.
 

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Anyone remember where the thread that listed the items to carry when sledding? I think i carry just about everything I need, but just like to refresh? Also got some family starting to ride on their own and would like to get the list for them.
 

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There should never be any search. Anyone going out into the back country should have a least one sat device in their group.
Nowadays a GPS absolutely, but a SAT phone? Sorry can't agree there. $1200 for guys that do 12 rides a year? Sure if you need it, money well spent, but most of us have been riding 20+ years and never needed one. Sometimes the risk is worth it...
 

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Nowadays a GPS absolutely, but a SAT phone? Sorry can't agree there. $1200 for guys that do 12 rides a year? Sure if you need it, money well spent, but most of us have been riding 20+ years and never needed one. Sometimes the risk is worth it...

A spot or an in reach aren’t anywhere near $1200. Doesn’t have to be a phone. $100 for a used gen 3 spot and $14 a month is a pretty cheap cost I am willing to pay to play.
 

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A spot or an in reach aren’t anywhere near $1200. Doesn’t have to be a phone. $100 for a used gen 3 spot and $14 a month is a pretty cheap cost I am willing to pay to play.
Maybe my mistake thinking that he meant a sat phone. We have a spot in our group.
 

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How about establishing an emergency channel like channel 16 in marine radios. There's a lot of knowledgable riders in Revy that could lend a hand and avoid a SAR call.
 

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A lot of newbies make the mistake of following old tracks down into a hole. I know our group made that mistake a couple years ago. End of day and already tired. Meanwhile an hour and a half later we finally got out. I got a buddy that just doesn't learn and I should have known better. Been riding for 40+ yrs. Probably was Randy Swenson that had been down there and was an easy pull for him coming out. Lol
 

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What’s crazy is how fast people phone for a rescue. Swear to God Id spend three days up there before I’d swallow my pride and call for help. Find your own way out of your own problems that’s what life‘s all about Search and rescue isn’t there to point out the Northstar they are there to rescue snowmobilers who are in dire straits or severely injured
 

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What’s crazy is how fast people phone for a rescue. Swear to God Id spend three days up there before I’d swallow my pride and call for help. Find your own way out of your own problems that’s what life‘s all about Search and rescue isn’t there to point out the Northstar they are there to rescue snowmobilers who are in dire straits or severely injured
Hey,,,,,,,,,,,,some guys make reservations in the bar at Zala's the day before. They need to make that early call.:drink4::rolling:
 

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I run the garmin rino inreach with that you have two valuable tools, and when linking it to your phone it works even easier. You can send a detailed message to anyone of your contacts. In a backcountry group these are a must. I used it before to relay messages about an incident I came across once and was able to relay all the messages back to SAR so they knew what to expect, great tools. And just because you have one in your pack knowing how to use them is very valuable. I mark my tracks on every backcountry trip, if a heavy fog comes in and your stuck back somewhere you may need to get out. I been in the backcountry deep in Renshaw where you cant even tell if your moving and that is scary and can be a big wake up call.
 

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How about establishing an emergency channel like channel 16 in marine radios. There's a lot of knowledgable riders in Revy that could lend a hand and avoid a SAR call.

BCA/garmin channel 16 or some clubs are using Ladd 3 on VHF
 

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I'm curious... Do the various S&R services in sledding communities have numbers you can text from an inreach device? I'm just thinking about what Ron said above. In emergency situations it seems like getting them the info they need would be far better than just a generic call from a dispatch service like inreach.
 
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