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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)