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Equip Your Trip

EH&S can assist with equipment selection, procurement, and training. 

Jump Links to Available Equipment

Garmin InReach Satellite Communicators
Garmin GPS
Motorola Two Way Radios
First Aid Kits
Other Available Equipment

 

 Equipment Requirements:

In order to check out the equipment you are required to:

  1. Develop a Field Safety Plan;

  2. Take the Heat Illness Prevention Training (UCSB Learning Center);

  3. Register participants in the trip with UC Away (field trip leader or delegate);

  4. Sign a Waiver of Liability (undergraduate students and volunteers).

 

Garmin InReach Satellite Communicators

See Below for Satellite Equipment Availability.

 

UCSB’s Environmental Health and Safety manages a Satellite Device Loaner Program. We have four (4) Garmin InReach SE+ and three (3) InReach Mini satellite communicators available for field researchers to take on their planned field trips. The Satellite communicators are intended to serve as emergency communication devices and personal locators when engaged in University-related activities at remote areas with unreliable cell phone coverage. The Garmin InReach SE+ and InReach Mini satellite communicators operate via the Iridium satellite network (100% global coverage) when given a clear view of the sky.

Requests to borrow an InReach device should be made at least one week before your departure. 

 

 

In order to request an InReach unit, please fill out this Online Form Request

 

 

Researchers who are interested in borrowing the device are required to:

  1. First time borrowers fill out the online form request. If you already have Garmin account, skip to step 2.
  2. Develop a Field Safety Plan;
  3. Take the Heat Illness Prevention Training (UCSB Learning Center)
  4. Register participants UC Away (field trip leader or a delegate)
  5. Collect signed a Waiver of Liability for every undergraduate or volunteer
  6. Make an appointment with Jamie Bishop to check out the device and to receive a short in person “how-to” training.

 

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garmin inreach se 1

garmin inreach mini

InReach SE+

2.7" x  6.5" x 1.5" and 7.5 oz

Quick Instructions

InReach Mini

4” x  2” and 3.5 oz

Quick Instructions

 

 

UC SATELLITE DEVICE STATUS

DEVICE STATUS RETURN DATE
Satellite Device 1 - "Alamo" Available

 

Satellite Device 2 - "Walker" Available

 

Satellite Device 3 - "Mojave" Available

 

Satellite Device 4 - "Zaca" Available  
Satellite Device 5 - "Gaspar" (InReach Mini) Checked out 10/31/2022
Satellite Device 6 - "Feather" (InReach Mini) Checked out 1/4/2023
Satellite Device 7 - "Sierra" (InReach Mini) Checked out 9/20/2022

 

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Garmin GPSMap64

tent view over the ocean

 

EH&S offers Garmin GPSmap 64 units. The units are equipped with rechargeable batteries. Free OSM Maps can be downloaded and loaded on the devices.

 

garmin  gpsmap64

 

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How to load OSM maps to Garmin GPS - WINDOWS

 

 

How to load OSM maps to Garmin GPS – Mac OS

 

 

How to Transfer Maps and Data to Garmin GPS Units

 

To transfer data from the GPS to your computer and manipulate them use BaseCamp™ Software.

For Windows we recommend installing BaseCamp 4.0.0.6 or older versions.

 

 

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Motorola T600 Two Way Radios

two people talking around two tents in the dark

 

motorola two way radio

The two ways radios are available for field researchers on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • IP67 Waterproof, withstands submersions up to 30 minutes
  • Water activated flashlight, floats face up
  • Emergency alert button
  • Whistle belt clip
  • Build in Flashlight
  • NOAA weather channels and alerts
  • 22 channels, 121 privacy code

 

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First Aid Kits

complete first aid kit

 

first aid kit

No first aid kit? We've got you covered. Borrow a first aid kit from EH&S for the duration of your trip. We highly recommend you take the Field First Aid Training, provided by EH&S, to ensure your ability to respond to emergencies in the field.

Kit Weight - 20.2 oz
Dimensions - 6.5" X 8.5" X 3.5"

MED KIT 4.0 CONTENTS LIST:

Wound Care/Burn/Blister

3 Dressing, Gauze, Sterile, 4" X 4", Pkg./2
3 Dressing, Gauze, Sterile, 2" X 2", Pkg./2
2 Dressing, Non-Adherent, Sterile, 3" X 4"
2 Bandage, Conforming Gauze, Non-Sterile, 3"
6 Bandage, Adhesive, Fabric, 1" X 3"
4 Bandage, Adhesive, Fabric, Knuckle
1 Tape, 1" X 10 Yards
2 Cotton Tip Applicator, Pkg./2
1 Syringe, Irrigation, 12 cc
1 Wound Closure Strips, .25" X 4", Pkg./10
1 Povidone Iodine, .75 oz.
2 Moleskin, Die-Cut, 1 sheet
6 Antiseptic Towelette
4 Triple Antibiotic Ointment, 1/32 oz
2 Skin-Tac Wipes
6 BZK Wipes
1 Quick Cloth, 50 g

Bleeding/CPR

1 Gloves, Nitrile (Pair), One Hand Wipe
1 Trauma Pad, 5" X 9"
1 CPR Face Shield w/ One Way Valve

Fracture/Sprain

1 Bandage, Elastic with Velcro Closure, 3"
1 Bandage, Triangular
3 Safety Pins
Splint

Medications

4 Ibuprofen (200 mg), Pkg./2
3 Acetaminophen (500mg), Pkg./2
4 Antihistamine (Diphenhydramine 25 mg)
4 Diamode (Loperamide HCL 2mg), Pkg./1
1 Aspirin (325 mg), Pkg./2
2 After Bite Sting and Itch Relief Wipe

Instruments

1 Thermal blanket
1 EMT Shears, 4"
1 Catheter 18 GA. Plastic Tip
2 Splinter Picker/Tick Remover Forceps
1 Duct Tape, 2" X 5 Yards
1 Pencil
1 Accident Report Form
3 Thermometer, Disposable
2 NOLS WMI Soap Form
1 NOLS 4.0 Bag (items come in this bag)

 

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Other Available Equipment

brown bear

 

THE FRONTIERSMAN BEAR CANISTER FOR BACKPACKS 45L OR LARGER

bear canister

  • SLIM, LIGHTWEIGHT & EASY TO CARRY: This 3LB bear resistant food container's ergonomic tapered shape slides easily in and out of your backpack; Provides greater pack balance and equal load distribution; Measures: 19.91" T x 9.21" W at its widest (top)

  • LARGEST CAPACITY FOR EXTENDED TRIPS: 11.86L (734.64 cubic inches) storage capacity

  • PREVENTS ODORS AND PRESERVES FRESHNESS: Bears have an acute sense of smell, meaning food should always be stored in a container that locks in odors; The INSIDER bear canister is air-tight to seal in odors to help prevent attracting bears

  • KEEPS BEARS OUT: This malleable, no-break polypropylene container has a lid that secures tightly to the base with three solid screws; This design withstood a 60 minute test of Grizzlies' attempt to crush, break and open, to ensure your food supply is safe

  • FIELD TESTED AND CERTIFIED: The INSIDER bear safe passed rigorous testing by the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee's (IGBC) bear-resistant products testing program; Meets U.S. Forest Service specifications for use in national parks

 

 

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solar charger

 

PORTABLE SOLAR CHARGER

bear canister

  • 26,800mAh solar charger provides large battery backup for usage during outdoor activities. Compatible with iPhone XR/ XR MAX/ XS/ X/ 8/ 8plus, Samsung Galaxy S9/S9plus S8/S8plus and all qi-enabled devices. Truly cable-free and tangle-free.

  • Huge Capacity Power Bank With 26800mAh capacity, automatically adjust the output to deliver the most suitable current, keep your devices from overcharging, over-current, over-voltage and short circuit.

  • The solar charger with wireless function can charge 4 devices simultaneously.

  • Rugged construction, dustproof, shockproof and waterproof, built-in 18 LED flashlights with Strong/Weak lights-Flash-SOS mode.

 

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river stream

 

PLATYPUS GRAVITYWORKS™ WATER FILTERING SYSTEM

water purfication

  • High-capacity, gravity-fed, hollow-fiber water filter system

  • High-capacity, gravity-fed, hollow-fiber water filter system is ideal for group and family camping, outdoor adventures, and emergency preparedness

  • Meets all EPA/NSF guidelines for removal of 99.9999% of bacteria and 99.9% of protozoa, including giardia, cryptosporidium, E. coli, salmonella, cholera

  • No pumping required;

 

 

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climber with headlight on snowy mountain

 

RECHARGEABLE HEADLAMPS

camping headlamps

  • 500 Lumens;

  • White Cree LED Head lamp with Red light and Motion Sensor Switch;

  • Lightweight, Waterproof, Adjustable Headband;

  • 5 Display Modes;

 

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