Jody Wachniak's Airtime Podcast has definitely improved. Lot more structured and has gotten better with conversing, timing etc., while still maintaining a chill/casual vibe.
Almost done the most recent one with Mikkel Bang, great convo. The one with Chris Rasman prior was solid, as well. Worth a listen.
Dude, thanks for sharing that today. I'm waxing and doing other prep, and this is an ideal accompaniment.
"There is no excuse for not having a basic, standing rescue plan and practicing to a mastery level with your beacon. No excuse. Lack of preparation is denying the potential for harm, and weak beacon skills are spit in the face of your partners."
Harsh, yes, but true. Part of me wants to tattoo it on my forearm. Haha.
The number of ignorant people like that is way too big.
I have always talked about practicing beacon and digging skills after a day of touring. Just continuing to train so if anything does happen, it becomes second nature and everyone knows how to move fast.
One thing that gives me confidence in my crew, aside from the fact that we practice our beacon skills, is we spend so much time building features that I know that every dude can dig like a motherfucker. Everyone is packing shovels with a hoe mode too, which goes a long way.
As someone who has rescued someone in a full burial ( 6ft down ) I can say with confidence, that with the way modern 3 antenna beacons work, practicing everything else after that is way more important. You should always practice with your beacon, but really they make it pretty damn easy these days, everything else after that is the skills you need to tune. Technology has made locating a piece of cake, but there is no technology that can help with being efficient with your probe, understanding how to dig down to someone in a manner that will allow for rescue ( not straight down ) and how to handle group dynamics/logistics if shit does hit the fan. Then knowing first-aid, how to stabilize someone, etc, etc.
The accident I was at and ensuing rescue opened my eyes to the fact that really the beacon location is pretty much the fool proof part, and everything else that comes after it, is or will be the game changer of the situation and it’s outcome.
Nicolas Muller interview on looking sideways
The other 100th episode is Danny MacAskill, who is the only person I know from the biking world.