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Gear and Technique Reviews


Avalanche Education and Statistics

Under the Radar: Exploiting "New School" Media to Capture Unreported Avalanche Incidents. Edgerly. 2010.
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Digging Deeper: Uncovering the Real Issues in North American Multiple Burials. Edgerly.
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Revisiting Multiple Burial Statistics: U.S. Avalanche Incidents 1995-2007. Edgerly.
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Specialized Multiple Burial Techniques: Reality Versus Myth: The European Perspective. Stopper & Mullen. 2008.
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Transceiver Technology

Beacon Reviews.
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Assessing the New Three-Antenna Transceivers. Swangard, Sayer, & Gunderson. 2009.
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Signal Strength Versus Signal Timing: Achieving Reliability in Multiple Burial Searches. Lund.
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Gadget Fever: Do we rely on features to avoid practice? Dostie. 2007.
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Getting to the Point: a Study on Transceiver Pinpointing Speeds from the German Alpine Club. Semmel & Stopper.
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Obsolescence and Analog Avalanche Transceivers: Ensuring Downward Compatibility. Edgerly & Hereford. 2004.
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Transceiver Laboratory Tests 2001: Summary of report by ANENA. Sivardere. 2001.
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457 kHz Electromagnetism & the Future of Avalanche Transceivers. Hereford & Edgerly. 2000.
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Digital Transceiving Systems: The Next Generation of Avalanche Beacons. Hereford & Edgerly. 1998.
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Transceiver Search Techniques

Searching in Parallel: Harnessing Manpower in Transceiver Rescues. Stopper, Hohensinn, & Edgerly.
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Multiple Beacon Searching For the Masses: A Standardized Approach for Avalanche Educators. Christie. 2006.
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Three Circle Method. Deutscher Alpenverein (DAV) Panorama article
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Transceiver Training Parks: Shortening the Beacon Learning Curve. Christie. 2004
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Pinpointing on a Line: A Modern Technique for Solving Deep Burials. Edgerly. 2002.
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Companion Rescue and Avalanche Transceivers: The U.S. Experience. Dale Atkins. 1998.
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ICAR Recommendation: regarding optimal information for users about search strip width (or the effective/useful range) of transceivers. 2006.
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Shovels

Shovels that Span the Divide Between Heaven and Hell. Genswein & Eide. 2008.
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V-Shaped Conveyor Belt Approach to Snow Transport. Genswein & Eide. 2008.
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Strategic Shoveling: The Next Frontier in Companion Rescue. Edgerly &Atkins. 2006.
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The ABC's (and D) of Digging: Avalanche Shoveling Distilled to the Basics. Edgerly. 2008.
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Shoveling Education at Work: a Case Study. Edgerly, Bezubiak, Weselake, & Kuzma. 2008.
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Probes

Avalanche Probe Review. Genswein & Eide. 2009.
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Improved Probing for Avalanche Victims. Jamieson & Auger. 1997
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Probing: Pinpoint Technique.
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Airbags

Avalanche Flotation Devices: A Report from WorkSafeBC.
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Analysis of Avalanche Safety Equipment for Backcountry Skiers. Brugger & Falk. 2002
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