|The pack starts with an expedition quality eight point suspension system and aluminum frame, based on our nearly 30 years designing and building expedition packs used around the world.|
The combination of catenary bottom and squeeze wings securely hold the Techsar pack system to the pack frame. This pod bay will also fit other bulky items, like a Pelican 1550 case (or similar), our VSB Vacuum Mattress, 600 ft of rope, or even a large water or gas can.
**There is a large flat pocket at the back of the pod bay to hold flat items like a clipboard or whiteboard.
**There is a generous bottom pocket (6"x15"x6") that opens via a waterproof #10 coil zipper for carrying personal gear.
**There is also a fitted top pocket for headlamps, energy bars, ect.
**There are three strong handles around the parameter to help position and stow the Sherpa pack.
**The bottom of the pack is armored with super tough Ballistics nylon. There is even an accessible foam frame sheet that can be unfolded and used as a patient pad or bivvy pad in an emergency.
There is a "response gap" in technical rescue. Somewhere between a fire/vechicle based response team with traditional gear, and a light lean mountain rescue team equipped with minimal gear, there is a grey area. Sometimes a rescue team will roll onto a scene only to find that the "scene" is another 3/4 of a mile off the road. This will require a change in how the team will carry its gear. The Conterra Sherpa Rescue Platform helps bridge the gap between vehicle based front country technical rescue and specialized mountain rescue