Assemble Rescue Sled From Skis and Poles
Secure Patient to Sled
Transport Head Uphill 50 Meters.(Minimum group of 4 candidates)
Transport Sled Downhill 100 Meters(Minimum group of 4 candidates)
“Parachute” Cord (1/8 inch diameter) and knife,One 25′ piece,
Three 8′ pieces,
Four 2′ pieces,
Two poles. (Prefer old non-adjustable type),
Three sticks. Approximately 1″ in diameter and 24″ to 30″ long. Note: smooth dowels don’t work well.
Blanket or ensolite pad.
Note: Most lashings start and end with a clove hitch.
Attach the center-stick at the bindings with two 8′ cords, No cords under the skis! Leave a couple feet, on eachcord, to tie on the poles.
Attach the tip-stick with a couple feet of each 12′ cord using a square lash.
Attach the pole baskets at the tips using a little more of each 12′ cord.
Use the rest of each 12′ cord to tie a diagonal cord to the opposite binding with a taut-line hitch.
Attach the poles at the bindings with the remainder of each cord.
Attach the third stick to the ends of the poles with an 8′ cord, using a square lash, No cords under the skis!
Create a cradle weave between the poles, using the 25′ cord.
Haul rope attachment, Girth hitch 75′ of 7mm rope to the tip-stick, then run the ends around the center stick.
Place ensolite foam on the cradle weave.
Use cravats to hold the patient on the toboggan.
Option: attach two more poles and another cross-stick for a supine patient, Use the four 2′ cords.