Litters – on sale
November 15, 2019 at 3:25 am #127970wheelseeParticipant
For those looking for an inexpensive litter – https://www.rescue-essentials.com/rescue-essentials-quiklitter/?utm_source=Rescue+Essentials+Newsletter&utm_campaign=b9ced99cf2-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_quiklittersale-nov2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_a3b34c5c67-b9ced99cf2-45600439&goal=0_a3b34c5c67-b9ced99cf2-45600439&mc_cid=b9ced99cf2&mc_eid=b7e6afd713
I use these in various classes and they seem to hold up (they’re not designed for prolonged abuse – lets face it, they are < $20 each). We used one several times in TX and while a hole was found in one (after the exercise – so it had been dragged across rocks), the hole did not expand or tear and was used a couple more times. I still use it for training.
November 15, 2019 at 3:39 am #127973Joe (G.W.N.S.)Moderator
That’s an outstanding deal!
November 19, 2019 at 12:16 am #128458dave37Participant
Gonna get several
HEAT 1 2017
Intro to CQB 2017
Texas HEAT 2 2018
Operation TeaSinker 2019
Combat Leader Course 2019
November 19, 2019 at 5:37 pm #128560skeets4039Participant
An excellent deal, thanks for posting the link.
Speaking of litters and the ability to transport the injured long distances, are you sure you will have access to fuel when things go sideways?
For your consideration.
Militaries across the world have used bikes since the Boer War. Here is as simple Bing search for bicycle troops to show some examples.
In the United States, the Army tested the use of bicycles back in the 1890’s.
Common Wealth troops used bicycles on D-Day.
The Japanese used them for their conquest of Malaysia and the NVA/VC used them in Viet Nam.
The Swiss have used bikes for decades. Here is a short video about their use. Watch at the one minute mark how they dismount from heir bikes and deploy.
Winter is coming and folks are dumping their barely used bicycles. There are some great deals out there on Craigslist. I’ve seen some nice useable bikes locally for as little as $25.
In the last couple of months I picked up two Montague folding bikes off of our local Craigslist. One was for $40, the other was $200.
Remember, when things go sideways, the bikes don’t have to be high end as they will be expendable. Bike parts are inexpensive and bikes are easy to work on. They don’t need food, medical care, or shelter (pack animals), nor do they need fuel. In the mean time, riding a bike is excellent exercise, especially for those of us who getting up in age and have bad knees and backs such as myself. We will have to think out side of the box when things go sideways.
Take care and stay safe
November 19, 2019 at 7:12 pm #128574JohnnyMacParticipant
Take it for what it’s worth:
A poleless litter requires significant strength/conditioning to move a HEALTHY weighing casualty any real distance.
If just one of the bearers aren’t in good enough shape, you’re going to have to stop/swap out frequently. If your casualty is fat, even in shape guys will have a tough time.
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