Thread: Barrelman Hoist
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Old 25 December 2018, 03:16
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Originally Posted by bugeater View Post
For when you have skis?
For when the helicopter is equipped with them. Allows the PJ to directly control the stokes litter and keep it from banging into the ski. Works well without skis too.

I couldn't find a picture with a stokes but you get the idea. Technically hooking directly into the hook with a climbing harness, sling, and carabiner with or without a stokes is a barrelman, but most of the time I've heard the term used, it's in reference to hoisting with a stokes.

Originally Posted by bugeater View Post
What's more important is asking....why do the barrelman hoist at all?
Out of curiosity, as opposed to what?
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