NORDIC TOBOGGAN SKILLS

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REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Assemble Rescue Sled From Skis and Poles
  2. Secure Patient to Sled
  3. Transport Head Uphill 50 Meters.(Minimum group of 4 candidates)
  4. Transport Sled Downhill 100 Meters(Minimum group of 4 candidates)

MATERIALS: Please bring the following to class:
  1. "Parachute" Cord (1/8 inch diameter) and knife,
  2. Two skis.
  3. Two poles. (Prefer old non-adjustable type),
  4. Three sticks. Approximately 1" in diameter and 24" to 30" long. Note: smooth dowels don't work well.
  5. Blanket or ensolite pad.
ASSEMBLY: Note: Most lashings start and end with a clove hitch.
  1. Attach the center-stick at the bindings with two 8' cords, No cords under the skis! Leave a couple feet, on each cord, to tie on the poles.
  2. Attach the tip-stick with a couple feet of each 12' cord using a square lash.
  3. Attach the pole baskets at the tips using a little more of each 12' cord.
  4. Use the rest of each 12' cord to tie a diagonal cord to the opposite binding with a taut-line hitch.
  5. Attach the poles at the bindings with the remainder of each cord.
  6. Attach the third stick to the ends of the poles with an 8' cord, using a square lash, No cords under the skis!
  7. Create a cradle weave between the poles, using the 25' cord.
  8. Haul rope attachment, Girth hitch 75' of 7mm rope to the tip-stick, then run the ends around the center stick.
  9. Place ensolite foam on the cradle weave.
  10. Use cravats to hold the patient on the toboggan.
  11. Option: attach two more poles and another cross-stick for a supine patient, Use the four 2' cords.

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