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‘Eagle 1’ is Superstition Search & Rescue’s new high-tech tool
By Bill Van Nimwegen
The battery-powered helicopter can be controlled from 200 yards away during a 25-minute flight time. The benefit to both the search team and those that are lost or in trouble is tremendous. The peaks and deep canyons of the Superstitions can be accessed quicker and safer using the UAV along with searchers in the field, resulting in critical time savings.
Which means a 400 yard diameter from the hand carried control which covers a lot of ground. The operator can therefore move as well and increase the area of coverage. I doubt that you could actually search for a down and deceased hiker in that space without recharging the batteries at least once. But it will be very useful on some types of searches and if I were the missing hiker I would welcome it.friendofThundergod wrote:I read as well, 200 yards seems limited, but I am sure that can make a huge difference in a search effort
I most always (unless hiking with a fanny pack) have this multi-use emergency blanket with me (available from REI)--> http://hikearizona.com/photo=235129hikerdw wrote:Related to the survival subject, I was wondering what, if any, emergency type shelter others carry, tarp, reflective blanket, etc., while hiking.
I have to take issue with this comment! I'm a WFR, via Wilderness Medical Associates, and have been so for over 10 years. It's well known among wilderness medicine practitioners nowadays that the best place for your traditional snake bite kit is in the TRASH. Cut and suck method DOES NOT WORK AND IS EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. Throw that rubber cup thing away, NOW!sbwoman wrote: Snake bite? (learn how to properly use a snake bite kit--first aid classes again.)