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ERIC Number: ED443631
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Nov
Pages: 7
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Outdoor Equipment Manuals: The Development and Use.
Taylor, Wayne; Messar, Jordan; Martin, Andy; Hoffman, Mitch; Hager, Sean
Rental of outdoor equipment is an increasingly popular element of collegiate outdoor programs. It is important for the outdoor programmer to be familiar with trends over the past 10-20 years to recognize why participants and programs need this program option. The reasons for student participation and departmental developments should be considered. It is also important to recognize that as the outdoor field grows, there is a need to provide a safe, fun, learning experience for the participants and the programs. One way to ensure this is to research which gear fits into the budget and location of the department and to develop a plan of operations. This plan often comes in the form of a manual to ensure that safe practices and procedures are consistent and are the foundation of the program and to standardize operations for staff and students. The manual may be considered a work in progress. As the program grows, procedures must change with new equipment, new adaptations to university policies, and departmental demand. Examples are given of manuals developed in several university programs. Two tables present types of equipment most commonly rented by programs, and scenarios involving lost or damaged equipment. (TD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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