US Antarctic Program Safety Manual
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(bdavis) - F

Locale: Mt. Lassen - Shasta, N. Cal.
US Antarctic Program Safety Manual on 12/12/2006 20:50:49 MST Print View

I stumbled across this amazing safety manual, w/gear lists and emergency first aid procedures, tents, stoves, extreme cold weather clothing info, and more at the US Antarctic Program government web site at:

http://www.usap.gov/travelAndDeployment/contentHandler.cfm?id=540

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: US Antarctic Program Safety Manual on 12/13/2006 02:47:45 MST Print View

HOURS of fun to come.
Thanks.

Sam Haraldson
(sharalds) - MLife

Locale: Gallatin Range
US Antarctic Program Safety Manual on 12/13/2006 17:07:44 MST Print View

BD - Thanks for pointing out this article. I just spent the past hour or so reading over the sections I found interesting. In all honesty the information contained within was pretty basic stuff for anyone who's already done research into this kind of stuff but it was still a good read.

The sections I read:
Extreme Cold Weather Clothing.
Snow Shelters
Tents
Rope Use and Care
Stoves

b d
(bdavis) - F

Locale: Mt. Lassen - Shasta, N. Cal.
Re: US Antarctic Program Safety Manual on 12/13/2006 18:55:42 MST Print View

I had the same reaction ... I just had to read, and read, and read for an hour or two.

It was a great source of info for a beginner at real cold weather camping like me, and it confirmed the concepts and IMO it validated the cold weather practices described here at the BPL site. The gear list was fascinating to me; got some ideas about first aid, for example.