Category Archives: New Member

Searcher Interviews

Its been a while since I have posted to our blog, but I hope that this post will be helpful to you if you want to become a searcher with our team. As you train to become qualified to search, lead search … Continue reading

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Knots!

Search and Rescue Knots Knots are important for search and rescue because a good rope can be made to serve many purposes. Here are the ones that members are required to learn as a minimum body of knowledge For Call-Out … Continue reading

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Free Orienteering Courses

If you are interested in orienteering, or becoming more familiar with maps and compasses, an MSAR member is teaching four orienteering classes for Catoctin Mountain Park. March 16, 22, 23, 29 @ 1 PM Each class starts in the visitor … Continue reading

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Positive Mental Attitude

Positive Mental Attitude (PMA) is a key element of survival and perhaps the only aspect of a survival situation that you have total control over. As opposed to survival elements that are out of your control: weather, availability of food … Continue reading

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The MSAR Search Pack

MSAR members must acquire gear to be qualified to respond to searches; a “24 hour pack” or emergency response pack. All team members are required to carry the same set of items, so we always know what our resources are. … Continue reading

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Ten Essentials

Ten Essentials There are many 10 essential lists. Each outdoor company, outdoor group, camp, etc. has developed their own version. If you are unsure, do research into your desired activity and create a reasonable list of items you should bring … Continue reading

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What is it like to go on a SAR mission?

To pick up where we left off… MSAR members are alerted to an emergency, arrive on scene and sign in. At the search base, which may be in a field, at a fire department, or even in the front yard … Continue reading

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What to expect at your first meeting?

Maryland Search and Rescue meets in the fellowship hall (Boxed in red) of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church 12430 Scaggsville Rd, Highland, MD 20777. There are two ways into the Fellowship hall (circled in yellow) Go though the double wooden … Continue reading

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