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Old 06-07-2013   #1
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Creeking Safety Gear

What is the norm for safety gear in a creek boat? I'm putting together what I need to get and so far I have:
1-50' Throw Bag in my PFD
1-65' Throw Bag in my boat
A knife

And from what I gather I need:
4 locking carabiners
2 pulleys
cord for prusiks
first aid kit

If you can think of anything else please let me know. Also, I'm not sure what length or how much webbing/cord I need so any advice is appreciated.

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Old 06-07-2013   #2
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You've got a good start. I'd say the pulleys aren't mission-critical, but they're helpful. The webbing usually comes into play in setting anchors for z-drags, so bring enough to sling a couple of trees or a big rock. I keep a stripped-down pin kit in my PFD so that it can be used to unpin my own boat.

Someone in your group should have a breakdown paddle on non-roadside runs.

Setup your first aid kit to allow for the fact that you could get stuck in a canyon overnight. For me, this means an emergency blanket, a light, a knife, waterproof firestarting material, and a bit of food. I also carry a large plastic trash bag, which can be used as a poncho or to trap body heat (protip: pull it on like a poncho after making too-small holes for your arms and head; it will act as a one-time gasket).

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Old 06-07-2013   #3
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Not everyone needs everything but a little redundancy in the group is nice. Obviously roadside creeking doesn't require as much as committing canyons.
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Old 06-07-2013   #4
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How much/long of webbing and prusiks should I get?
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Old 06-07-2013   #5
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The webbing should be long enough to wrap around a good stout tree, or around a "large enough" boulder. This would be for setting up an anchor to z-drag a pinned boat. You may also need some webbing or cordage to extend a z-drag, or set up directional pulls.
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Old 06-07-2013   #6
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Take the SWR class in June. I just took it and was happy with it. They don't tell you what you should carry (you have to pry 'em for that info), but if you pay close attention, you'll get a good idea.
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Old 06-07-2013   #7
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Marshall, for webbing I wear a belt I made form 1" tube. It has water knots on each end. Mine is doubled, then doubled back to a pair of caribiners, ie one through both knots, then another through the doubled middle and back, meeting the CBs in the middle. 15 feet wasn't enough for my 35" waist, x4 + knots. I know this because Neptune cut it wrong the first try. 15' would likely work for you.


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