Pocket Guides

Incident Command System Field Operations Guide for Search and Rescue

Incident Command System Field Operations Guide for Search and Rescue BestBugOutGear.com

The Incident Command System Field Operations Guide for Search and Rescue (ICS FOGSAR) delivers to the search and rescue provider detailed checklists and thorough guidance following the NIMS Incident Command System (ICS). First published in 1996, it has offered practical insight into functional details from a SAR perspective. No other book comes close to providing this level of SAR detail on ICS. Providers will find this information indispensable on both large and small incidents. This newly updated and completely revised edition is designed with the user in mind. This pocket-sized book has a sturdy, wiro stay-flat binding, waterproof cover and quick section tabs - ideal for use in the field. It incorporates all NIMS updates, changes to Intelligence/Investigations, use of GIS specialists, advanced ICS topics, integration with Land SAR Addendum, and so much more. For every job potentially used on a SAR incident, this book outlines the essentials: an overview, activation requirements, suggested qualifications, supervisory structures, critical tasks and a detailed task list. It covers over 60 ICS positions, all written from a SAR perspective. This book will be a critical addition to anyone involved in public safety.

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UST Knot Cards

UST Knot Cards BestBugOutGear.com

This great learning tool teaches you how to tie 11 of the most essential knots used for outdoors. Pocket sized, laminated cards are handy to take along on your next outdoor adventure, or just to keep in your pack.

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UST Shelter Building Cards

UST Shelter Building Cards BestBugOutGear.com

The UST Learn and Live Card Collection educates you on basic skills needed for your next adventure. The UST Shelter Building cards describe a variety of shelters and provide directions so you will be safe and protected during your next outdoor adventure. The UST Shelter Building cards provide useful tips such as how to cope with the elements, where to build a shelter, and the benefits of having a shelter. The UST Shelter Building cards are a great tool for the outdoor enthusiast, the inexperienced camper or the occasional hiker. There are nine cards in this set attached by a grommet and laminated for water resistance.

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Mushrooms: A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar North American Species (Pocket Naturalist Guide Series)

Mushrooms: A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar North American Species (Pocket Naturalist Guide Series) BestBugOutGear.com

When foraging for wild mushrooms, it is critical to be able to positively identify edible and poisonous species. Mushrooms is your guide to familiar, widespread North American species. This beautifully illustrated pocket guide highlights over 60 familiar edible species and 14 poisonous species and includes tips on identifying and harvesting wild mushrooms. Laminated for durability, this lightweight, pocket-sized folding guide is an excellent source of portable information and ideal for field use by visitors and residents alike. Made in the USA.

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The Don’t Die Out There! Deck

The Don't Die Out There! Deck BestBugOutGear.com

When heading into the outdoors, you chose multipurpose gear whenever possible--bonus points for equipment that's both functional and fun. You can't do better than The Don't Die Out There Deck, a compact deck of playing cards that tucks easily into any backpack or pocket. From construction of emergency shelters and evacuation techniques to how to care for someone with a fracture or construct a solar still, your poker hand contains basic survival tips that could prove lifesaving! The Don't Die Out There Deck makes a great gift for anyone who spends time in the outdoors.

Topics are organized by card suit--Diamonds: survival essentials, signals, locating your position, and shelters; Spades: assessing the situation, water, fire, food, and evacuation techniques; Hearts: basic first aid, hypothermia, frostbite, heat illness, and sprains and dislocations; Clubs: CPR, head and spine injuries, fractures, bites and stings, and evacuating the injured

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Night Sky Playing Cards

Night Sky Playing Cards BestBugOutGear.com

Now you can play all of your favorite card games while studying the constellations. Each card in this standard deck features its own illustration, helping you to become acquainted with the star patterns that make up each skyward shape. Learning has never before been so much fun!

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UST Star Gazing Cards

UST Star Gazing Cards BestBugOutGear.com

The UST Learn and Live Card Collection brings the vast night sky to life with Star Gazing Cards. The Star Gazing cards are a great tool to learn and recognize the most popular constellations in the night sky. You can learn about the most recognizable constellations including: Ursa Major, Hercules, Cassiopeia, and Orion. There are six cards included in this set attached by a grommet and laminated for water resistance. Have fun identifying the night sky constellations in your backyard, or on your next outdoor adventure.

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UST Way Finding Cards

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The UST Learn and Live Card Collection brings navigation to a whole new level with these Way Finding Cards. The UST Way Finding cards describe a variety of navigational tools you can use in the outdoors. You can learn how to find North without a compass, calculate the time of the sunset, and how to read a map. The UST Way Finding cards are great for inexperienced hikers, campers, or outdoor enthusiasts. The Way Finding cards include step-by-step instructions to orient yourself in the outdoors and locate your destination without proper navigational tools. There are nine cards in this set attached by a grommet, and laminated for water resistance.

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UST Fire Building Cards

UST Fire Building Cards BestBugOutGear.com

The UST Learn and Live Card Collection educates you on basic skills needed for your next outdoor adventure. The UST Fire Building cards give you step-by-step instructions on how to successfully build a fire in the outdoors. The UST Fire Building Cards also provide tips on the best places to build a fire, different methods of constructing a fire, the best ways to extinguish fires and fire safety. Whether you are a first time camper, or an experienced outdoor enthusiast, UST Fire Building cards are a great addition to your outdoor or survival kit gear. There are eight cards in this set.

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