Here are a few ideas that may be of use to you. Like most things, training, from some who really knows their stuff, is a good idea, and can make a big difference in your overall safety and success.
Load Limiter and Way to Increase rope strength. If used properly you can get near full strength out of your rope. Also it is a nifty way to manage loads, knot comes untied easily, and it will start to slip if loads get over about 1,500 lbs. using and 11mm rope and 8mm prusik with 3 wraps or 6 rings.
Split Coil Seat for packing someone who is ???
We call this a Shovel up or snowmound shelter. First find the correct type of snow. TG does not bond to itself. Shovel down to X level putting the snow around the edges. Now put extra gear, packs, etc. in the middle-cover with tarp, then proceed to bury them. When the packs are about two to three feet deep all around. Pack it down with your shovels. Add more snow where needed. Wait 45 minutes or so for it to bond. (leave a stove out, coats,etc. so you can brew tea, or cook while you are waiting.) Then dig out an entrance, pull out the packs, etc. and you have a basic shelter. Use a stick to fine tune it from the inside Stick 18″ sticks through from the outside, so you don’t make the walls too thin. We have built these big enough for 12 to 15 people, and the fllowing evening we were all able to stand on top of it, it had bonded so well!
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