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    Question Escape lines and harness - need info

    I am wanting to get a harness and escape line to carry for interior operations. I am wanting something like a "regular" rappelling harness to wear outside of gear, something I can leave on even with gear off.

    As far as line, was gonna get about 50' of 8mm rope and a couple of biners.

    I need some info of where to get it and good prices. Found some simple nylon harnesses which is fine for me, but need input if this is what others are using as well.

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    We have worked with an excellent harness, belt and rope configuration designer. We have designed personal ropes of 50 feet and search ropes of 200 feet. All have been motivated after finding burned off pieces of tied-off search lines inside collapse areas of the World Trade Center.
    Ropes used are of Kevlar - extremely hard to cut and won't burn until temperatures reach unsurvivable levels and limits.
    Write for more information?

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    I purchased a "Gut" Belt for bailout type stuff. I have just purchased 50' of the Kevlar escape line like 111Truck talked about, have not got to try it out yet but will in the next couple of weeks during our Firefighter Survival class.
    Stay Safe & Bring 'em Home!
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    Just a quick note "52"
    The line is not rated as an Escape Line!
    It is but a utility/search line for personal use.
    It is 50 foot because anything bigger than that is unmanageable

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    I currenty have the following:

    Gut Belt
    2 carabiners
    50' of 8mm
    micro figure 8

    I stash the rope in my right pant pocket, I have not used the micro 8 yet, but have it set so all i have to do is clip 1 of the biners to my gut belt and find/make anchor point. If I feel that I don't have time to mess round with the biner I can still deploy my escape rope and use the method taught in FF Survival.
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    Scooby14b,

    You may want to pose this question at www.rapidintervention.com

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