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Build a Harness

This is another video from Dale Pekel and in my opinion it is his best one yet. A while ago I posted another video from Dale talking about techniques to use with Personal Escape Systems:http://averagejakeff.wordpress.com/2011/01/03/bailout/

In it I also offered an alternative technique that I use and gave reasons why I do not particularly like the Personal Escape Systems. One thing I did not hit on was that typically the systems need to be utilized with some type of harness. Some departments integrate the harnesses into the firefighters bunker pants, however not everyone does this. In order for the escape systems to work properly they have to be attached to something, and typically when you are trying to use it you will not have time to build a harness or don an external one. Not to mention that most commercially made harnesses are expensive.

Well this video can provide you with a cost-effective option, to add an integrated harness to your gear and allow you to use your escape system effectively. I really thing this is a viable option so much so that I am going to revisit the escape system option for myself.

If you try it out, or have any other tips, please drop us a line via email, or in the comments section. Pictures would also be appreciated and I will put them up on the blog. As usual thanks for reading, spread the word, and stay safe!

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