Grant's Publications

This page will feature some of the work of Ralphie G. Schwartz, Esq. Mr. Schwartz makes his living as a professional simulation dummy. He occasionally does some writing for us when he’s not lost, injured, or busy making fateful decisions.

Canoeing

Using Guided Problem Solving in Teaching Canoeing Strokes-pdf UsingGuidedProblemSolvCanoe
Tandem Canoe Stroke Technique Summary-pdf TandemCanoeStrokeSummary
A Simple Rope System for Tying Down Canoes and Pre-Rigging a Stirrup Rescue
The Canoe Over Canoe, or “T” Rescue-pdf: T-Rescue_7-10-12
Tie-down System-pdf CanoeTie-DownSystem
“T” Rescue-pdf StirrupRescuePre-Rig

Cross Country Skiing

A Nordic Skiing Teaching Progression for the V-2 Skate-pdf SkiSkateProgression
Nordic Ski Technique Summaries-pdf NordicTechniqueSummary

Emergency Care

Lightning Safety in the Field-pdf LightningSafetyInTheField

Theory of Teaching Physical Skills

The Use of Comfort Zones in Teaching Motor Skills-pdf ComfortZones
Using Guided Problem Solving in Teaching Canoeing Strokes-pdf UsingGuidedProblemSolvCanoe
A Nordic Skiing Teaching Progression for the V-2 Skate-pdf SkiSkateProgression

Search and Rescue

Understanding Mechanical Advantage in the Single Sheave Pulley Systems Used in Rescue Operations: A Tutorial-pdf Pulley MA Systems-Tables
Calculating Forces in the Pulley Mechanical Advantage Systems Used in Rescue Work: A Tutorial-pdf CalculatingForcesPul-MA
Search Area Sizes Calculated on the Basis of Radius Distance vs. Actual Distance Traveled-pdf SearchAreaSize_RadiusDistance
Guidelines for Grid Searchers-pdf GuidelinesForGridSearchers
Tracking Guidelines for Lost Victim Search-pdf TrackingGuidelines
Jon Wartes’ Guidelines for Using Multiple Sweeps with Wide Spacing When Grid Searching-pdf UsingMulitpleSweeps
Search Strategy as “Area Triage”-pdf SearchStrategy_AreaTriage

Snowshoeing

Snowshoeing, the Under-Used Winter Workout-pdf Snowshoeing_Under-usedEx

Syllabi

Basic Canoeing Syllabus- Fall Term-pdf BasicCanoeing_Fall
Basic Canoeing Syllabus-Spring-pdf BasicCanoeing-Spring
Snowshoeing OED 044-01-pdf OED_044_Snowshoeing
Cross Country Skiing-OED 048-pdf OED_048_CrossCountrySki
Wilderness Navigation-OED 063-Fall-pdf OED_063_WildernessNavFall
Wilderness Navigation-OED-063-Spring-pdf OED_063_WildernessNavSpring
Musculoskeletal Anatomy-PED-301-pdf PED_301_MusculoskeletalAnatomy
Analysis of Human Performance-PED-303-pdf PED_303_AnalOfHumPerformance
Theory of Teaching Physical Skills-OED-322-pdf OED_322_TheoryTeachPhysSkills
Search and Rescue-Archival-pdf SearchAndRescueArchival