Recoiling the rope after the first throw, getting ready for the second throw.
Preparing to re-load the bag.
Here is the evolution on video: (the goal is two 50' throws in under 20 seconds)
He had a frustration, however - repacking the ropes was taking longer than he felt it should. What does he do when he is frustrated by a problem? He comes up with a solution! I enjoy having Nick on my company. He's a good man and a good fireman. He a problem solver. AND, he is quite the practical joker!
He took a coffee can - well, as I often refer to them, a coffee plastic. Yeah, that shows my age, as I remember when a coffee can was A CAN! Anyway, he cut down a side and then cut out the bottom. He rolls it around the rope and into the rope bag. Then, he simply hand+over-hands the rope into the bag, using small motions. When the rope clumps in the can, simply push it down into the bag.
Putting the rope in the can...
... putting the can in the bag...
... and loading the rope!
Close up of loading the rope.
After quickly reloading the rope bag, Nick quickly deploys the rope!
We practiced it behind the bay and found it to be quite a time saver. My genuine thanks to FF Nick Beck for: most importantly, showing us this technique, & for allowing me to photograph, video, and write about his little adaptation.
Thanks for reading.
Stay safe, and God bless.