For rescuing a canoe stuck in the rapids. A z-drag is a system of ropes and pulleys that will provide you with up to 3 times the mechanical advantage over simpy pulling on a straight rope. When whitewater canoeing or kayaking consider having a z-drag rescue kit with each canoe or kayak.
|3 Locking Carabiners||Choose oval biners to use with pulleys.||3 x $15
Petzl Oval Screwgate
|2 Prusiks||Make from 75-100 cm of 5mm static cord||2 x $1.20/metre
5mm Static Cord
|2 Mini Pulleys||Use with oval carabiners.||2 x $13.50
SMC Mini Pulley
|1 Sling||Make from 1" tubular webbing or purchase pre-made sling; use to go around a tree trunk or large rock to provide an anchor.||~2 metres @ $1.30/m
1" Tubular Webbing
|1 Small mesh or vinyl utility "ditty" bag||Choose a bag just large enough to contain all the items in the kit.||~$5
Mesh Storage Bag
Total cost is approximately $65-$77.