Helpful Links

Mountain Rescue Association – Online SAR Training.

Trip Plan (PDF) – Print out and fill in this trip plan. Leave it with someone you trust, before you go into the back country.

SOAP Notes for patient medical assessment adapted specially for KISAR members

Deb Ajango of Safety Ed’s very useful Wilderness First Aid/Wilderness First Responder red flag cards (print and cut apart to make booklet)

Medical condition severity/progression assessment cards covering cognitive (AVPU), respiratory, infection, hypothermia, cardiac events, and much more (print and cut apart to make booklet)

Hand signals for USCG hilo operations: USCGHandSignals

USGS store topo maps and more

Garmin GPS Tracks Database (.gdb) File for Kodiak Area. – I recorded most of these waypoints myself. They will have to do, until the one the Island Trails Network recorded is publicly available.  It opens with Garmin Mapsource and you can also load it directly into a Garmin GPS device.

Google Earth Tracks Database (.kml) File for Kodiak Area – This is the same file as above, but can be opened with the free Google Earth program.

National Association for Search & Rescue – (NASAR)

Alaska Search & Rescue Association – (ASARA)

Alaska Search & Rescue Dogs – (ASARD)

Alaska Mountain Rescue Group – (AMRG)

Alaska Avalanche School – (AAS)

Safety Ed – Deb Ajango’s world renowned wilderness medicine training

Mountain Rescue Facebook Page

Kodiak Snow Report 

FAA Webcams – Web cams from around the island to help you judge the weather.

14 Essentials – Essential items to carry in the back country.

Knot Tying Animations – animated depictions of knot tying.

You can suggest a useful link in the comments below.