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Abseiling - A Manual For Instructors

Abseiling - A Manual For Instructors
Mountain Safety Manual 32, fifth edition published 2013

NEW - AVAILABLE NOW!

The fifth edition of Abseiling: A manual for instructors contains essential information about safe abseiling and leading abseiling activities in New Zealandís outdoors.

This manual is suitable for all outdoor enthusiasts, but is aimed especially at abseiling instructors. It is an essential reference for anyone trained to lead abseiling activities and is the perfect companion to recognised abseil courses in New Zealand.

This edition has been completely revised by experts. It includes new photographs, revised illustrations and up-to-date information on current best practice and New Zealand outdoor safety standards.

Topics covered in the manual include:
- Ropes
- Slings
- Knots
- Carabiners
- Harnesses
- Anchor systems
- Abseil site set-up
- Abseil instruction
- Emergency procedures

72 pages

RRP $23.00 inc. GST

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Outdoor Safety - Risk Management for Outdoor Leaders

Outdoor Safety - Risk Management for Outdoor Leaders
Mountain Safety Manual 38, third edition published 2013

NEW - AVAILABLE NOW!

The third edition of the Outdoor safety: Risk Management for outdoor leaders manual contains essential information about how to manage risk in New Zealandís outdoors. It is the perfect companion to recognised risk management courses in New Zealand.

This manual is suitable for all outdoor enthusiasts, but especially useful for those leading groups in the outdoors. Learn how to confidently and effectively identify and mitigate risk in a range of outdoor activities.

This edition has been revised by experts. It includes new photographs, revised illustrations and up-to-date information on current risk management practices and New Zealand outdoor safety standards.

Topics covered in the manual include:
- Adventure recreation and risk
- Principles of managing risk
- Risk management for participants with disabilities
- Emergency preparedness
- Incident reporting, analysis and trends
- Outdoor leader competence
- Safety reviews
- Legal requirements
- Codes of practice and best practice standards

154 pages

RRP $30.00 inc. GST

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New Zealand Outdoor First Aid manual

New Zealand Outdoor First Aid manual
Mountain Safety Manual 33, third edition published 2012

The fully revised New Zealand Outdoor First Aid Manual contains essential information about how to handle first aid and medical emergencies in New Zealand's outdoors.

Chapters include Accident management, Airway emergencies, Care of an unconscious patient, Head injuries, Fractures and dislocations, Burns, Poisons,stings and bites, Evacuation and much more!

300 pages.

RRP $35.00 inc. GST

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Bushcraft Manual - Outdoor Skills for the NZ Bush

Bushcraft Manual - Outdoor Skills for the NZ Bush
Mountain Safety Manual 40, fifth edition published 2011

TOP SELLER!


Published by the Mountain Safety Council

The Bushcraft Manual is an excellent resource for outdoor activities. It helps both novices and those with some experience to enjoy the NZ bush in greater safety.

Provides up-to-date information on new techniques, new equipment, and new ideas.

Chapters include trip planning, managing risk, food, equipment, shelter, tramping skills, weather, navigation, river safety, hazards, emergency procedures, and much more!

RRP $35.00 inc. GST

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Alpine Skills Manual

Alpine Skills Manual
Mountain Safety Manual 34, fourth edition published 2005

This manual provides practical information for beginner alpine climbers in New Zealand.

Includes trip planning, equipment, avalanches, weather, navigation, first aid and emergencies, glacier travel, shelters plus information on rock, snow and ice climbing.

RRP: $20.00 inc. GST

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Avalanche Accidents

Avalanche Accidents
Mountain Safety Manual 36, first edition published 2002

REDUCED PRICE

Each year in Aotearoa (New Zealand) many avalanches occur which can injure or kill people, damage or destroy equipment and facilities and cause revenue loss.

This book describes the circumstances surrounding avalanche fatalities in New Zealand prior to 1999 with the intention of providing information to prevent future incidents. Includes photos, maps, tables and sketches.

Profits from this book are reinvested in the New Zealand Mountain Safety Council's Avalanche Programme.

NOW REDUCED TO RRP $15.00 inc. GST

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Avalanche Awareness in the New Zealand Backcountry (2008, NZ)

Avalanche Awareness in the New Zealand Backcountry (2008, NZ)
Penny Goddard

An interesting and informative publication delving into the science and awareness of the avalanche terrain across Aotearoa/New Zealand.

RRP $30.00 inc. GST

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Avalanche Handbook (2006, USA)

Avalanche Handbook (2006, USA)
D. McClung and P. Schaerer

A well-written reference on spotting, understanding, and avoiding avalanches with hundreds of updated illustrations, photographs and examples.

This handbook covers fundamental concepts from the formation and control of avalanches to traveling safely and rescue methods.

RRP $45.00 inc. GST

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Alpine Rescue Techniques

Alpine Rescue Techniques
Mountain Safety Manual 36, third edition published 2008

This manual provides easy to follow information regarding rigging,rescue principles and techniques.

RRP $69.95 inc. GST

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The New Zealand Firearm Handbook

The New Zealand Firearm Handbook
Mountain Safety Manual 11, third edition published 2009

An elementary introduction to common firearms used for sporting purposes and their usage in New Zealand. Provides simple explanations of what happens between pressing the trigger and the impact of the bullet at target.

RRP $25.00 inc. GST

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Hypothermia Handbook (1991, NZ)

Hypothermia Handbook (1991, NZ)
Mountain Safety Manual 24, second edition published 1991

LIMITED STOCK

Designed to help all outdoor users understand what hypothermia is, how to recognise the symptoms and how to treat it.

Limited copies are available at $5.00 inc GST each.

Price:$4.35 *, GST excluded

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A5 Outdoor Log Book

A5 Outdoor Log Book

A loose-leaf folder for recording details of personal outdoor experiences and courses. Essential for outdoors instructors, leaders and students and useful for outdoor recreationalists.

RRP $12.00 inc. GST

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River Safety Handbook & DVD (2011)

River Safety Handbook & DVD (2011)
Published by the Mountain Safety Council

These two resources are designed to be used together and intended for use by instructors and teachers to introduce river safety to beginners of all ages.

However sound advice and techniques mean this resource is essential for recreational trampers and hunters likely to encounter water.

RRP $30.00 inc. GST for Handbook and DVD
*Not sold separately.

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Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain (2008, USA)

Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain (2008, USA)
Bruce Tremper

This book provides easy-to-follow instructions on crucial avalanche safety skills. Completely revised with all of the most recent data and techniques. Ideal for snow mobilers, snow boarders, snow shoers, skiers, climbers, hunters and those who use avalanche terrain.

RRP $40.00 inc. GST

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NZ Guidelines and Recording Standards for Weather, Snowpack and Avalanche Observations

NZ Guidelines and Recording Standards for Weather, Snowpack and Avalanche Observations
Mountain Safety Manual 28, first edition published 2011, revised 2012

Continuous information about the weather, snowpack condition and avalanche occurrences is essential for making decisions about avalanche safety in mountain operations including ski areas, guiding operations(heliskis or ski touring) and road safety operations.

Longer term, data is also required for hazard studies, the development of avalanche forcasting techniques and control programmes. Uniform methods of observations and terminology assist at least for the exchange of information between different operations.

These guidelines are the standard for New Zealand.

RRP $30.00 inc. GST

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