Survival Bags

All researchers using CPS-chartered aircraft must have emergency survival gear and a satellite phone.

Kenji Yoshikawa uses a satellite phone to check in from a field site. Photo: Kenji Yoshikawa

Kenji Yoshikawa uses a satellite phone to check in from a field site. Photo: Kenji Yoshikawa

Emergency gear should include dry, warm clothing, food, and water. Additional gear may include bear protection, shelter, and a sleeping bag. Alaska state law requires that air providers have a certain minimum of survival gear on board; however, this may not always be accessible, or adequate.

CPS offers a basic survival bag to researchers upon request. Additionally, CPS can customize a survival bag to fit the needs of any group. Click the links below for examples of standard two-person bags.

Alaska: Standard Two Person Survival Bag

Greenland Standard Two Person Survival Bag