Rescue Vest Question - Mountain Buzz

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-15-2007   #1
WhiteLightning's Avatar
Eagle County, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2002
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 971
Rescue Vest Question

I have a X-Tract rescue vest. I have practiced using the rescue harnass, but I was wondering about the attachment at the very bottom center of the vest. There is a small metal rectangular type loop at the bottom. I think this is either for attaching to a climbing harnass, or for running leg loops through the vest for vertical extraction.

I have seen this on other vests as well. Can someone explain how it works for me?

Ok, I just looked on the web site, and I guess you use a cam strap, but can someone explain specifics for how you would rig this?:

* Crotch-harness capable - Add one 6 footer cam strap to your rescue kit. Position itÂ’s Ancra buckle at front for easy release. Adds an extra measure of security for particular rescue situations.

WhiteLightning is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 01-15-2007   #2
Preacher of the Profit Paddling Since: 1990
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 1,076

You nailed it. That's what it is for. They don't list any details for a liability reasons. It's not rated as rescue item, but if it worked for you great. Put you mind to it and you'll find other uses.
I love to dance, but who needs the music- It throws me off.
Don is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2007   #3
N. Wigston's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 557
It's sort of hard to explain how it works over the internet, but I cover this in my Swiftwater Rescue classes which I will be doing this spring and fall. I teach 2 or 3 techniques for turning a piece of tubular webbing into a climbing/repelling harness, and also how to use it to lower yourself into a challenging rescue. If you are interested in a course, you can contact me directly. I usually do them for $150/person and you can get your own private group.

Nick Wigston
[email protected]
N. Wigston is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Topic Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
River rescue question??? Lessons learned??? deepsouthpaddler Whitewater Kayaking 20 06-02-2006 10:08 AM
universal rescuer for kayaking vest? zbaird Kayaking | Gear Talk 3 07-22-2005 11:55 PM
Astral Rescue Vest cosurfgod Whitewater Kayaking 3 04-18-2005 08:58 AM
Astral v. Lotus Rescue Vest wycoloboater Whitewater Kayaking 17 02-04-2005 03:40 PM
Left Red Extrasport Rescue Vest at Dowd Chute Takeout Alpine Kayak Lost & Found 1 06-13-2004 04:09 PM

» Classified Ads
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:06 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.