24 Hour Pack NASAR SAR Tech II

NASAR SARTECHTM II MINIMUM PERSONAL EQUIPMENT LIST

The following equipment is commonly compiled to form what is referred to as a “24-hour ready pack”. Such a pack holds those items that will assist the holder in functioning safely, effectively, and efficiently during a SAR incident. Some items may be carried on a belt, in pockets, or strapped to the person. This is the minimum equipment is recommended to be carried on all missions in non-urban or wilderness areas. Your local equipment requirements may vary. Consult a physician for recommendations about analgesics and other drugs that you may carry in the SAR pack.

EVERY ITEM ON THIS LIST MUST BE PRESENT FOR THE CANDIDATE TO PASS THIS STATION OF THE SARTECHTM II SKILLS EXAMINATION. THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS.

Personal First Aid and Survival Kit
1 – Plastic bag, zip lock, qt. size, for kit
4 – Acetaminophen or aspirin tablets
4 – Antacid tablets
2 – Antiseptic cleansing pads
1 – Antiseptic ointment
6 – Band aids, various sizes
1 – Candle, long burning
2 – Cotton swabs, non sterile
1 – Duct tape, 5-10 ft.
1 – Leaf bag, large
8 – Matches in a waterproof container
1 – Moleskin
2 – Quarters for phone call
1 – Razor blade, single edge safety type
1 – Roller gauze bandage
2 – Safety pins, large
1 – Splinter forceps, tweezers
1- Space type blanket or space type sleeping bag
1- Towelette, clean
1- Whistle

(Non-urban) Personal SAR Equipment
1 – Pack, 1800 cubic inch (minimum)
4 – Bags, various sizes, zip locked
1 – Bandanna, handkerchief
1 – Cap or other headgear
2 – Carabiners, locking gate
1 – Clothes bag, waterproof
1 – Clothing, adequate for climate
1 – Clothing, extra set, suitable for climate
1 – Compass, orienteering
1 – Flagging tape, roll
1 – Flashlight or lantern
1 – Flashlight extra, extra batteries and bulb
1 – Footwear, sturdy, adequate for climate
1 – Gloves, durable, even in summer
1 – Goggles, or eye protection, clear
1 – Insect repellent
1 – Knife, multi-purpose
1 – Lip balm, with sunscreen
1 – Measuring device, 18 in. minimum
1 – Metal cup or pot
1 – Mirror, small
1 – Nylon twine or small rope, 50 feet
1 – Pad and pencil
2 – Prusik cords (6mm – 8mm; 6 ft. length)
1 – Rainwear, durable
1 – SAR personal identification
1 – Shelter Material, 8×10 plastic or coated nylon
1 – Scissors, multi-purpose
1 – Socks, extra pair
1 – Sunscreen lotion
1 – Tissue paper or baby wipes (recommended)
1 – Tracking stick, 42″ long
1 – Watch
2 – Water containers, at least liter size
1 – Webbing, 1” tubular – length suitable for harness
1 – Wire, 5-10 ft., woven steel
8 – Wire ties, plastic, self locking

Optional Personal Support Equipment Recommended by Not Required
2 – Antihistamine, 25mg Benadryl
2 – Extra leaf bags
1 – Extra water container
1 – Foam pad
2 – Food, nonperishable
1 – Gaiters
1 – Rain cover, pack
1 – Sterno or stove
1 – Sun glasses, 97% UV protection
1 – Trail snacks
1 – Water purification tabs

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SAR Team Member Personal Equipment

THE FOLLOWING HAS BEEN UPDATED FROM THE PREVIOUS POSTING:  We are only going to fill twenty (20) of the Blue backpacks.  We have the pricing and now in the ordering stage.  Review the following.  These items listed here will need to be provided by you.  It should be in the dry bag that you can carry to the EOC and put into the top portion of the backpack if deployed for a search mission.  At the time of the individual call-outs we will decide if the backpacks will be used or not.   You will need to provide the following personal equipment.

[ ] Large Dry Bag, [ ] Cap/Head Gear, [ ] Handkerchief/Bandanna, [ ] Goggles/Safety Glasses, [ ] Socks, [ ] Footwear, [ ] Watch, [ ] Gloves, [ ] Insect Repellent, [ ] Sunscreen, [ ] Lip Balm, [ ] Food/Trail Snacks, (optional [ ] Foam Pad), [ ] Personal First Aid for yourself ([ ] Mole Skin, [ ] Gauze, [ ] Safety Pins, [ ] Forceps, [ ] Scissors, [ ] Towlets, [ ] Tissue Paper, [ ] Baby Wipes), [ ] Tarp to cover backpack during inclement weather.