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Seanie
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Unusual Safety Kit

Post by Seanie » Fri Apr 16, 2010 4:06 pm

I came a cross this article, I love articles that go through peoples kit.
http://totalwhitewaterfun.blogspot.com/ ... eking.html

One piece of kit that jumped out at me was the length of pipe, to be used as a breathing tube..
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Scott Barnes wrote:Many have asked me about the breathing tube I carry with me. I have worn it since Max Lentz died on the Gualey river pinned just feet under water. After hearing that story and knowing some of the rescuers and friends I couldn't help but think this simple light weight piece of gear is important. As I tell others, it's not for me it's for you. It would be very easy in an underwater pin where just the use of a simple snorkel would have been enough to get someone oxygen to use this. Weighing in at only a few ounces and with the minimal space it takes up I feel it is a great addition to any safety kit.
Heres a link to the product page:
http://www.rapidproducts.com/quickair/index.php
At first glance I thought it was just a garden hose, but its far from that. The mouth piece has a valve and its designed for kayaking specifically.

Have you ever seen a breathing tube being used in an emergency? Do you carry one?

And do ye have any other unusual kit you'd like to share?

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Re: Unusual Safety Kit

Post by tiernan » Sun Apr 18, 2010 10:31 am

Very interesting.

Super glue is mentioned a few times there. I was wondering do many people carry super glue with them? I could see its benefits when paddling in remote areas but would it be necessary here in Ireland?

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Re: Unusual Safety Kit

Post by EoinH » Sun Apr 18, 2010 7:44 pm

Rapid set marine putty. I won't be going anywhere without it from now on. Super for temporary repairs to get you to the end of the river. I'd be interested to know what else people carry to fix plastic cracks on the riverbank.

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Re: Unusual Safety Kit

Post by muirs » Mon Apr 19, 2010 11:01 am

EoinH wrote: I'd be interested to know what else people carry to fix plastic cracks on the riverbank.
I've fixed small cracks with big lumps of wax, and duct tape on the inside... not sure if it'd work as well for wider cracks though...

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Re: Unusual Safety Kit

Post by bryanrichardson » Mon Apr 19, 2010 11:20 am

Super glue is mentioned a few times there. I was wondering do many people carry super glue with them?
Handy for those annoying little cuts.

Have been taking a pre-made pig rig in a little mesh bag with me lately. Have'nt used in 'for real' yet.

And duct tape can fix ANYTHING. :)

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Re: Unusual Safety Kit

Post by Grassey » Mon Apr 19, 2010 4:20 pm

EoinH wrote: I'd be interested to know what else people carry to fix plastic cracks on the riverbank.
Denso tape!!!

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Re: Unusual Safety Kit

Post by paddymcc » Mon Apr 19, 2010 6:12 pm

I carry ding stick for fixing small cracks of holes and ive used sex wax in the past.
But tape would do just to get you to the end of your local run if the hole aint too bad, cos waxes and glues can be a pain in the arse to get out and off the plastic once they have set and cause hassle if you are getting the boat fixed.

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Re: Unusual Safety Kit

Post by decgforce » Tue Apr 27, 2010 9:59 pm

I know its probably "nit picking" but for a group marketing a safety product i would have though they would have at least got their diagrams right. The airflow arrows and the way the way the valves operate are completly arse ways.

Saying that when i got me new creeker the tubes to inflate the airbags were replaced with a few feet of soft tubing, its easily liberated with a good tug. Never thought id ever admit to putting it there but its something i often though about.... a few foot of tube could go along way! ;)

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Re: Unusual Safety Kit

Post by Polo Eoin » Wed Apr 28, 2010 1:33 pm

Arrows look fine to me.

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Re: Unusual Safety Kit

Post by tiernan » Wed Apr 28, 2010 1:59 pm

decgforce wrote:Saying that when i got me new creeker the tubes to inflate the airbags were replaced with a few feet of soft tubing, its easily liberated with a good tug. Never thought id ever admit to putting it there but its something i often though about.... a few foot of tube could go along way! ;)
I'd check that one out first before relying on it in an emergency situation. If the tubing is like what I have (and most others have) on their airbags, I doubt that its thick enough to allow someone to breadth freely, let alone when hyperventilating due to panic/being underwater.

I'd say you'd need something as thick as a garden hose (or thicker).

EDIT: Arrows also make perfect sense!

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Re: Unusual Safety Kit

Post by decgforce » Wed Apr 28, 2010 7:00 pm

Its bigger than air bag tube but smaller than garden hose, might upgrade! Touch wood i'll (or anyone here) never end up in said "emergency situation"

Exhale means breathe out...arrows should point out of tube??

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Re: Unusual Safety Kit

Post by tiernan » Wed Apr 28, 2010 7:11 pm

decgforce wrote:Exhale means breathe out...arrows should point out of tube??
they do (kinda)...

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there is no point in breathing in and out of the same tube... you'd be breathing in what you just breathed out (unless you could blow out less than what you take in), and eventually you'd only be breathing CO2.

The valve here makes sure that what you breath out does not enter the tube (it would most likely bubble out past your face in this instance). So you're only taking in sweet sweet air!!!

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Re: Unusual Safety Kit

Post by decgforce » Wed Apr 28, 2010 7:41 pm

Ahhhhh..that bit goes in yer gob.

Ya, makes alot more sense now. :roll:

Cheers tiernan.

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