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Information Overload?

Overwhelmed by the technical information on Relax! Here is the basic information you need to know:

  1. Buy a good transceiver (read the transceiver summary).
  2. Understand the basics of how avalanche transceivers help you survive.
  3. To find a buried victim, switch your digital transceiver to Search and follow the direction indicator until the shortest distance is displayed. ( Learn how at
  4. When you reach the shortest distance, probe to locate the victim ( learn how at Then dig with your shovel ( learn how at
  5. Take an avalanche class. Practice at least monthly throughout the winter. Make sure your partners practice, too!
(Random photo from an avalanche mission)