I was just informed that our group is going to have a Gam-off, technically known as a Gamow Bag.
While I have never seen one such thing and so I don't have any experience with them, I browsed the internet about it for a while. A few questions:
- Do they have a high-altitude operating ranges like sleeping bags have?
- How much do they cost?
- How much do they weight?
- Is it okay to drag someone off the snow in a Gam-off? (Looking at the structure), or are they just meant for keeping the cold victim safe and warm while Evac is arranged?
- On a funnier part, Can that it be used as a shelter rather than bivouacking?