October 21, 2021

Pack Check

Mandatory Equipment

  • Soft Goods
    • 3 triangular bandages
    • 2 sterile 4X4 dressings
    • 10 non-sterile 4X4 dressings
    • 2 5X9 sterile combine dressing
    • 4 oval sterile eye dressings
    • 1 sterile occlusive dressing
    • 5 band-aids
    • 1 each of 1” & 2” adhesive tape rolls
    • 1 each of 2”, 3” & 4” Kling rollers
    • 1 6” ACE bandage
  • Hard Goods
    • 2 tubes glucose (not expired)
    • 1 trauma scissor
    • 1 set O.P. airways, pediatric to adult
    • 1 CPR mask with 1 way valve
    • 1 pocket knife or Leatherman tool
    • 1 watch with a second hand
    • 1 penlight
    • 4 pair of medical gloves
    • 8 zip ties
    • 1 red permanent marking pen
    • 2 pen
    • 1 Pencil
  • Documentation
    • 2 Contact cards
    • 2 Incident report forms
    • 2 Lift evacuation forms
    • 2 Witness statements
    • 2 Slip and fall forms
    • 2 Patroller comments forms
    • Daily trail maps
    • Notepad
  • Lift Evacuation Gear
    • 1 (approximately 8’) length of 1” tubular webbing
    • 1 locking carabiner
    • 1 non-locking carabiner (or a second locking one, preferred)
    • Self Evacuation Gear (Optional, and only for Senior qualified patrollers)
    • 120’ – 150’ of 6mm perlon rope
    • 3’ of 4mm perlon rope (2 of these)
    • 1 additional 4’-5’ length of 1” tubular webbing (upper body sling)
    • Descender named “ATC” (Air Traffic Controller)

Optional Equipment

  • 1 figure 8 descender
  • UIAA climbing harness
  • Sam Splint
  • Transceiver
  • Avalanche Probe
  • Avalanche Shovel
  • 1 set of Nasopharyngeal Airways
  • Sun screen & lip balm
  • Alcohol &/or Antiseptic wipes
  • ATC Descender
  • 4-5′ tubular webbing

Notes

All items should be kept in plastic zip lock bags or other waterproof containers. Zip lock bags also serve to create occlusive bandages and therefore if not available from your pack as a cover for items in the pack, a couple of plastic bags is highly recommended.

Please bear in mind that this list deals only with gear, not the training & waiver of liability required to participate on the hill.

What To Look For Regularly

Inspect the quantity and quality of your gear. Look for cracks in the sealing edge of your CPR mask. Check the one-way valve to be sure it is operable. Tubular webbing should be washed with a mild detergent and have no cuts, tears, or foreign material imbedded. Be sure there is no mildew on webbing, ropes or soft gear. Sterile packaging should be intact and not too old to insure sterile condition. Ropes may also be washed & air dried, and they should be. Check carabineers’ for cracks, worn surfaces and gate operation. Anything dented, scratched, or otherwise suspect should NOT be used. Gloves should not have any sign of wear or indication that their integrity is questionable.