Severe Videos

Severe Videos was founded by Scott “Chaser” Curry in 2015 as a way to feature his most severe videos captured while storm chasing. In 2019, Severe Videos underwent a transformation to help showcase severe videos from other storm chasers across the United States.

Equipment – Scott Chaser

I am equipped with a full range of communication, safety, and rescue equipment to help me chase storms safely and effectively.  It should be noted that this equipment has been acquired over the course of 6 years.  A beginning storm chaser can effectively chase with nothing more than a cell phone.  You should not strive to get close to tornadoes until you have a full range of safety equipment and years of storm chasing experience.  Chasing storms is a dangerous hobby that can lead to death.  Every year during the off season, I upgrade my vehicle and install additional equipment.  The below list is expected to grow and change over time.

Chase Vehicle

  • 2008 Ford Explorer, V8, 4WD
  • Kumho Road Venture AT51 All Terrain Tires

Vehicle Safety

  • VKGAT 30 LED Mag Mounted Amber Strobe Light
  • 12 Heliar LED Road Flares
  • RainX on the Windshield, Side Windows, and Rear Window
  • KOBRA OBD2 Bluetooth Scanner
  • SOG Escape Knife FF25-CP with Built-In Seatbelt Cutter and Glass Breaker

Personal Safety

  • Hi-Visibility Safety Vest
  • PPE ANSI Certified Hi-Visibility Safety Helmet 

Vehicle Recovery

  • 10,000 lb Tow Strap with Sewn Ends
  • 10,000 lb Tow Strap with Hooks
  • 2 1/2″ Shackles
  • 2 3/4″ Shackles
  • 2 2″ Receiver Reese Vehicle Recovery Rings
  • 2″ Receiver Vehicle Recovery Hook
  • 2 10,000 lb Keeper 36″ x 2″ Axle Straps with D-Rings
  • 2 WOWLED 36W LED Vehicle Floodlights
  • Security Chain Company SZ435 Super Z6 Tire Chains for the front tires
  • Off-Road Mud Chains for the rear tires
  • Cartman Aluminum Utility Shovel

Victim Recovery

  • KwikSafety THUNDER ANSI Certified Safety Harness
  • 160′ 8mm Static Rescue Rope
  • GM CLIMBING Rescue 8 Rated at 40kN
  • 10 Climbing Carabiners rated at 24kN each and both CE and UIAA certified
  • PETZL – Croll Chest Ascender
  • Climbing Foot Ascender
  • Climbing Hand Ascender
  • Lixada Grappling Hook rated at 390kg
  • 2 Fusion Climb Ekat Side Sing Pulleys rated at 20kN
  • KwikSafety Cruise Tandem Pulley rated at 30kN
  • Goat Leather Gloves
  • 24″ 10.5mm Eye-to-Eye Prusik Cord
  • 40″ 10.5mm Eye-to-Eye Prusik Cord
  • 150′ Throw Line and Weight


  • Ham
    • Yaesu FT-2900R 75W Mobile 144 MHz Ham Radio
    • Baofeng UV-5R MK5 8W Handheld VHF/UHF Ham Radio
    • Baofeng UV-5R 5W Handheld VHF/UHF Ham Radio
  • CB
    • 2 Cobra HH38 Handheld CB Radios
  • GMRS
    • 2 Motorola MS350R Waterproof Handheld FRS / GMRS Radios
  • Cellular
    • SureCall Fusion2Go 3.0 Fleet Cell Signal Booster
  • 2 Kenwood SMC-34 Handheld Speaker Mics
  • Conterra Tool Check Radio Chest Harness


  • Ham
    • Larsen NMO150C 144-174 Mhz NMO 51.5″ VHF Antenna
    • Diamond NR770HBNMO 144/430 Mhz 38.2″ VHF/UHF Antenna
    • Nagoya NA-767 BNC 144/430 Mhz 38.4″ VHF/UHF Antenna
    • Nagoya NA-771 SMA 144/430 Mhz 15.6″ VHF/UHF Antenna
  • CB
    • FireStik FL3-B 3′ CB Antenna
  • Cellular
    • SureCall Fleet NMO Mount 3G/4G Antenna

Computers & Electronics

  • Lenovo T400
  • Samsung Tab E
  • Samsung S8
  • Samsung S6
  • GlobalSat BU-353-S4 USB GPS Receiver
  • 2 BESTEK 3-Socket Cigarette Lighter Adapters with 4 USB Chargers


  • Windows
    • GRLevel3 Radar
    • Franson GPS Gate
    • Spotter Network Client
  • Android
    • RadarScope Pro Radar
    • PYKL3 Radar
    • Larix Broadcaster
    • YouTube Live
    • Google Maps


  • Nikon D5500
  • Azdome GS65H 1080p Front / 720p Rear Dual Dash Camera
  • Samsung S8
  • Samsung S6

Camera Lenses and Accessories

  • Nikkon 15-36mm Lens
  • Zakitane Wide Angle Phone Lens
  • ViewPoint 20X Zoom Phone Lens
  • Neewer CN-216 LED Dimmable Video Light
  • Rode VideoMic Camera Mount Shotgun Microphone
  • MAONO AU100 Hands Free Lavalier Microphone

Mounts and Tripods

  • 2 MACTREM CT62A Carlsbad Tripods
  • Fotopro UFO2 Tripod
  • ULANZI U Rig Pro Smartphone Video Rig
  • iKross Cup Holder 10″ Tablet Mount
  • Bracketron SWM-400-BL Garmin Navigation Window Mount
  • Tram NMO to 3/8-24 Antenna Adaptor
  • 2 Browning BR-1024 NMO Trunk Mounts
  • Diamond K515SNMO Luggage Rack NMO Mount

Meteorology Tools

  • Kestral 4000
    • Current Wind Speed
    • Average Wind Speed
    • Maximum Wind Speed
    • Temperature, Humidity
    • Dew Point
    • Relative Humidity