Brooks Range - Ultralite Rescue Sled
The Brooks-Range Ultralite™ Rescue sled features a bright red tarp of proprietary Ultralite™ rip-stop nylon fabric weighing a mere 8.7 ounces (247 g). This includes the straps for holding a victim securely in place, and for tying the tarp to the skis to become an integral part of the sled assembly.
The Pro Stretcher bars are designed with slots cut in them so they can work as cross beams when mated with a pair of skis. The two Pro Stretcher Bars are made of four cylinders of aircraft quality aluminum that fit inside each other so that they pack down to a single, nested 10-inch long cylinder.
Five extra long two-foot ski straps tie the skis, poles, and the expanded stretcher bars together to make a solid frame that won’t fall apart under load. It all fits in a small, taco-style nylon pouch that practically disappears in your pack.
To go super light, but remain prepared, you can use the shaft of any Brooks-Range shovel as the stretcher bars and leave the duplicate metal of the Pro Stretcher Bars behind.