Jacob Urban

Jacob Urban

Teton Snow Geek

Over the last 23 years my experience in the outdoor industry has spanned the roles of undergraduate professor, mountain guide, program director, corporate trainer, SAR trainer, and business owner. Currently, I own and operate Jackson Hole Outdoor Leadership Institute, LLC. An educational think tank devoted to developing and delivering curriculum in the areas of avalanche education and pre-hospital emergency medical training in the urban and wilderness environments. View Full Bio

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Everyone Loves a Rescue…Dog!

-Several winters ago @tetoncountysar was called out to respond to a party of overdue skiers in Teton Pass. Conditions weren’t favorable. It was nighttime, the height of a severe winter storm, deep snow and elevated avalanche conditions. We did have enough information...

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What’s in your pack?

What’s in your pack?

-What in my pack? ---Specifically this is what is always in the bottom of my pack. I train incessantly on how to implement these items and hope to never use them. - --Here’s the gear list and their uses. --1. First Aid Kit ⛑ To see a complete list of my contents click...

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Patient Packaging with a Tarp

Patient Packaging with a Tarp

--The third reason I carry a tarp---While injuries generally follow being caught, carried and buried in an avalanche it’s not the only way to get hurt in the backcountry. Snow sports and lower leg injuries are nearly synonymous. -- --Thus a plan for packaging and...

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