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Monthly Archive January, 2007

Mustang Rescue Stick Aims to Hit the Mark

Anyone who has ever tried to toss a person in the water a life ring or similar flotation device, knows it’s not easy and accuracy is an iffy proposition. There have been a number of products developed over the years to address that and now Mustang Survival has tossed their Rescue Stick into the [...]

VIKING RescYou Life Rafts Recalled

VIKING has issued a Safety Recall for some of their  RescYou and top of the line self-righting RescYou Pro life rafts. A fault in the pressure relief valves could result in an inflation failure or partial inflation. Only certain serial numbers of the life rafts are included.
The VIKING web site includes instructions on [...]

ACR Introduces MicroFix 406 Personal Locator Beacon (PLB)

Finally, I can publicly announce one of the worst kept secrets in the business, the new ACR Electronics MicrOFix 406 Personal Locator Beacon. (Click photo for larger image) It was introduced at SHOT Show this morning.
ACR claims this is the world’s smallest [...]

Survivor Credits Equipped To Survive

Many of you have read about the climber rescued in Big Bend National Park, Texas, by using his PLB (406 MHz Personal Locator Beacon) to signal his distress. You will find the basic details on the Equipped.org Blog at: http://www.equipped.org/blog/?p=48
On a public forum, BigBendChat.com, the survivor (posting under the name Boot [...]

PLB Leads to Rescue

As more Personal Locator Beacons are sold, it is inevitable that more “saves” will be credited to these high tech distress beacons. Here’s the latest, a classic example where having a PLB saved time and resources and quite possibly a life. As they become more common and rangers and others become more knowledgeable about [...]