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sebcat  (D 22826)

May 1, 2012, 1:10 PM

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Re: [sunkenstate] Incorrectly stowed brake -> minor malfunction & damage

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Anyways, I got the rig repaired and learned a few lessons. Namely: if I'm tired or unfocused when packing - and I was - call it a damn day and go home...
Another thing that might be worth considering is to have redundant checks as a part of your packing procedure, and sticking to it like it's some sort of weird religious rite, or as if your life depended on it :). It will take longer to pack, but I think it's worth it. I stow my toggles, check them visually, pull firmly on the steering line above the cat's eye toward the canopy to check the stow, and make a second visual check when I stow the risers in the container. Visual check involves some touching and going through the procedure in my head. It's not "check brakes", it's "the toggle is through the cat's eye below the ring and stowed in the elastic thingy, the excess brake line is stowed ..." etc.

Redundant checks goes for the entire pack job, not just for the toggles part. You might develop a mild case of OCD, but that's normal. If you implement this properly, you will soon be able to pack a single container system on a packing tarp, in the woods, in the dead of night, being tired as f*ck. YMMV.


(This post was edited by sebcat on May 1, 2012, 1:12 PM)


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