“The most important thing is that you know how to use the gear that you have!”
You would be surprised with how many people are riding out there that have no idea how to turn their old analog beacons to search, or how to check their battery life in a new digital beacon or even how to put their probe together! We found that 1 student was sold a secondary transceiving device for his sled that was suppose to be on a different frequency, however, he was sold the wrong one! It was actually transmitting on the same frequency as a regular transceiver! It completely threw off rescuers in a training scenario. Good thing it was a test run.