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    What to pack for a day on the mountain

    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



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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
    Toilet paper...

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    Re: What to pack for a day on the mountain

    Quote Originally Posted by snowcannon View Post
    Toilet paper...
    In a zip lock bag. With spare socks.

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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
    You have your work cut out for you picking the valuable info out of the responses. I carry at least two ways to light a fire, some form of space blanket, a packet of instant soup; hot chocolate, basic minimum to survive a night if needed.
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    Re: What to pack for a day on the mountain

    Enough food and water for two days. Also extra socks, gloves and a I am thinking of picking up an emergency bivy bag https://www.trekkinn.com/outdoor-mou...-4/136487886/p Always have a basic first aid kit handy.

    I also carry a ratchet strap and snobungee. As pointed out, communications is important so Spot and Inreach should be in your group.

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    Re: What to pack for a day on the mountain

    Here's what I pack
    Knife
    Saw
    Fire start
    Matches
    Extra gloves
    Small tool kit
    Pull cord to start off the clutch
    Flash light
    GPS
    Extra batteries
    Toilet paper
    Flares
    Radio
    Cell phone with SPOT connect
    I don't eat a lot when I ride but I still pack extra food.
    Extra water
    Extra shovel
    Whistle
    Hot packs
    Goggle antifog wipes
    1st aid kit
    Leather man
    Crescent wrench
    Extra balaclava
    Extra goggles
    Extra socks.
    Beer stays back at the room
    Metals Repairable
    Plastics Replacable
    & Pain Heals
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    Re: What to pack for a day on the mountain

    Quote Originally Posted by RXN View Post
    Here's what I pack
    Knife
    Saw
    Fire start
    Matches
    Extra gloves
    Small tool kit
    Pull cord to start off the clutch
    Flash light
    GPS
    Extra batteries
    Toilet paper
    Flares
    Radio
    Cell phone with SPOT connect
    I don't eat a lot when I ride but I still pack extra food.
    Extra water
    Extra shovel
    Whistle
    Hot packs
    Goggle antifog wipes
    1st aid kit
    Leather man
    Crescent wrench
    Extra balaclava
    Extra goggles
    Extra socks.
    Beer stays back at the room
    Which of the items do you carry on your sled and which in your backpack? What size is your backpack?

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    Re: What to pack for a day on the mountain

    Quote Originally Posted by snowcannon View Post
    Which of the items do you carry on your sled and which in your backpack? What size is your backpack?
    Most everything is in my backpack. Which is huge and heavy. Luckily I am fairly big.
    The tools for the sled stay on the sled as does the extra shovel.
    Couple bottles of water on sled. A few in my pack.
    Food is in both sled and pack.
    1st aid kit is in pack.
    Saw is in sled. (Need a smaller on for pack)
    Extra gloves in pack.
    GPS in handle bar bag.
    Phone and spot and radio in pack.
    Matches and Fire start in both.
    One shovel in pack. Probes in pack.
    Diabetes kit in pack. Pretty much everything else is in my pack.
    In the sled i have mechanics wire. Zip tires. Pink ribbon.
    Basic tools for minor sled repair.
    Metals Repairable
    Plastics Replacable
    & Pain Heals
    RXN



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    Re: What to pack for a day on the mountain

    That's pretty close to what I carry. I have moved most of it off my back to the sled. Tunnel bag, bar bag seat bag. A full 40l pack wears a guy down.
    Extras I have are a down jacket, rope, belay device, 2 pullys and a harness, duct tape and a tin coffee can to heat water for soup/hot chocolate.
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    Re: What to pack for a day on the mountain

    Quote Originally Posted by pano-dude View Post
    That's pretty close to what I carry. I have moved most of it off my back to the sled. Tunnel bag, bar bag seat bag. A full 40l pack wears a guy down.
    Extras I have are a down jacket, rope, belay device, 2 pullys and a harness, duct tape and a tin coffee can to heat water for soup/hot chocolate.
    That's why I asked about pack size. I have a 32L and it already feels heavy...

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