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    Re: What to pack for a day on the mountain

    I can't recall my pack size. I think it's over 40. But it is not an avy pack.

    I carry most In my pack incase I get separated from my sled.
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    Re: What to pack for a day on the mountain

    Quote Originally Posted by 16t3 View Post
    I'm a flat lander that is somewhat new to the mountain riding,only go once maybe twice a year for the last few years. What all should be packed for the day. We have always had shovels probes and rented beacons,now recently purchased beacons and air bag. What does everyone take along for the day, thanks

    Check out this thread.

    What do you carry that others may not have thought about?

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    Re: What to pack for a day on the mountain

    Thanks for all the posts,lots of great ideas and looks like I need to go shopping. What is the difference from the spot and in reach

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    Re: What to pack for a day on the mountain

    In reach has two way communication.
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    Re: What to pack for a day on the mountain

    We feel the In Reach is a better tool for your tool box. It has the ability to pre-program some text messages such as "Going to be late, just having fun", "Going to be late engine trouble", "Need help send with gas/tools" up the the worst ones "Need medical/SAR help pass location on, medical emergency" etc. With these kind of tools it's really easy to send out a quick message to your back up so they can get the ball rolling. If you get an In Reach put it on a year plan so if you do not use up your minutes they will roll over to the next month instead of losing them completely. Feel free to check our website for a guide to what the Zacs instructors carry personally and a few in the group will carry. They have chosen each item for durability, pack ability and usability versus the cost. Rule of thumb is "If you need it to survive it should be on your back" a good fitting backpack (regular or avy bag) makes carrying it pretty easy.

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    Re: What to pack for a day on the mountain

    I have a 30 liter ABS bag. On my back:
    Jet boil
    First aid kit
    Bivvy sack
    Fire starter kit with 3 different ways to start a fire.
    Pencil flares
    STIHL pruning saw.
    Zip ties
    Headlamp
    Flashlight
    Spare AAA
    spare AA
    Pocket knife
    Leather man
    pencil and note pad (in first aid kit)
    Bca link radio
    Small cobra radio (Incase someone in my group forgets a radio)
    Complete change of clothes from head to toe, including wool socks, wool long underwear, wool mid layer, heavy mitts, spare toque, heavy gloves and balaclava all vacuum packed together.
    Shovel
    Probe
    Hot pockets
    Fully loaded itís 20 pounds. Iíd rather have it and not need it.
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    Re: What to pack for a day on the mountain

    Quote Originally Posted by Dooitorbust View Post
    I have a 30 liter ABS bag. On my back:
    Jet boil
    First aid kit
    Bivvy sack
    Fire starter kit with 3 different ways to start a fire.
    Pencil flares
    STIHL pruning saw.
    Zip ties
    Headlamp
    Flashlight
    Spare AAA
    spare AA
    Pocket knife
    Leather man
    pencil and note pad (in first aid kit)
    Bca link radio
    Small cobra radio (Incase someone in my group forgets a radio)
    Complete change of clothes from head to toe, including wool socks, wool long underwear, wool mid layer, heavy mitts, spare toque, heavy gloves and balaclava all vacuum packed together.
    Shovel
    Probe
    Hot pockets
    Fully loaded it’s 20 pounds. I’d rather have it and not need it.
    I don't pack half of that stuff, but i will be from now on. hearing to many bad story's and i don't want to be the next one...so thanks for this. One question, what is Leather man?

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    Re: What to pack for a day on the mountain

    Quote Originally Posted by Ballzdeep View Post
    I don't pack half of that stuff, but i will be from now on. hearing to many bad story's and i don't want to be the next one...so thanks for this. One question, what is Leather man?

    Basically the MacGyver of multi tools.
    You donít have to pack absolutely everything either, you can split it up the big stuff among your group. Best to prepare as if you were going to spend a night alone on the mountain, separated from your sled and injured. It sounds unlikely, but itís entirely possible. Another item I would like to invest in is an InReach or a Spot.
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    Re: What to pack for a day on the mountain

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    Basically the MacGyver of multi tools.
    You donít have to pack absolutely everything either, you can split it up the big stuff among your group. Best to prepare as if you were going to spend a night alone on the mountain, separated from your sled and injured. It sounds unlikely, but itís entirely possible. Another item I would like to invest in is an InReach or a Spot.
    I always prepared for a night alone on the Hill. There was the guy last year who got separated from his group and spent the night. It happens.
    And Multitools are the best.
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    Re: What to pack for a day on the mountain

    Thanks for all the replies. We went to fernie last week and before we left I loaded up my avi pack thinking it was pretty heavy but after we road the first day I never even noticed the weight

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