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Mini Pioneering --- Build a Stretcher

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Using ropes to carry an injured person




Starting from the middle of the rope, measure off 8 lengths of rope. Try doing this against the casualty to get a guide for size. This acts as the bed of the stretcher and should be slightly longer than the casualty and about 30cm wider. The ends of the rope are then tied to the loops with a series of clove hitches leaving a small protruding loop. The remaining rope is then used up by threading through the small end loops. The ends of the rope are then tied together, and the clove hitches are slid outwards and tightened.


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