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Pro-Tip: Using Pack Parts as splints

Discussion in 'Tech Tips and Gear' started by ratagonia, Nov 21, 2019.

  1. ratagonia

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    Imlay packs (and many other brands) have parts that can be removed when useful to splint broken limbs.

    The Kolob (incl Shenanigans) and the Heaps (incl Shinumo) have removable back foam pad and aluminum rods as stays that work fairly well for splinting legs and arms. The Spry, Pandora and Mystery have a plastic sheet and back foam; the Leprechaun has a quite modest piece of back foam. I am happy to replace them for free if used.

    Tom

    Splinted Leg.
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2019
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  3. Canyonero

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    How do you get the stays out? Do you have to cut the pack to do it?
  4. ratagonia

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    The foam and stays on Imlay packs are accessed via a zipper on the top of the inside of the back panel.

    The hipbelt is removable (held in by Velcro) and can also be useful in some circumstances.

    Tom
  5. Evan Christensen

    Evan Christensen Evan C

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    9BF68B07-F833-44BE-A0A3-9B5F28BD13EC. PRO-TIP: use harness for parts.
    A friend on a trip through Subway made the classic mistake of jumping into a pool and broke her ankle after the last rappel. We splinted up her ankle the best we could so she could continue the hike out. Our splint was too tight and then too loose, you get the idea. Our solution was to sacrifice a harness and use the adjustable leg loop for compression. This worked great. I sent this cool photo of this into Camp Climbing and the great folks there sent me another harness.
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