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

    I used to carry a small lightweight axe, strapped it inside the engine bay and doesn’t weigh a ton. Saved my bacon for a chaincase repair as a hammer.
    As others mentioned trapping/chicken wire tied inside engine bay.
    Small lightweight stove that uses the pouches or branches to heat up tea/food, lesson learned I heard is that keeping a big fire going overnight in the mountains is a lot of work and if warm out consider smaller stove or fires.



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

    Quote Originally Posted by j335 View Post
    I used to carry a small lightweight axe, strapped it inside the engine bay and doesn’t weigh a ton. Saved my bacon for a chaincase repair as a hammer.
    As others mentioned trapping/chicken wire tied inside engine bay.
    Small lightweight stove that uses the pouches or branches to heat up tea/food, lesson learned I heard is that keeping a big fire going overnight in the mountains is a lot of work and if warm out consider smaller stove or fires.
    Jet boil is great for this reason. Small and compact. Even if you weren't using it to heat up food or boil snow for water, it'd be a great heat source in a snow cave.

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

    In addition to some regular mechanics wire l carry some lengths of coathanger wire. It has come in handy a few times. I also have an old collapsible K-tel What-a-Saw. It has three different blades, one of them being a metal cutting. This saved a helicopter extraction once. A couple gear style hose clamps can also help you splint things together.

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

    My buddy had a great idea and I robbed it, black gorilla tape wrapped around an old credit card, you can pack a pile of it in a compact space and it can be a life saver. I like to pack zip ties and disposable rubber gloves and would totally pack mechanics wire and a chunk of hose on my next trip. Had a guy eat a tree on a trip and busted off the return line fitting on the sending unit on his skidoo. We pulled the hose out and had just enough length to feed it in through the filler neck, we hay-wired it in place and used a rubber glove to form a makeshift gas cap. He rode it out instead of us towing it.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ~Rowdy~ View Post
    Pretty much what I carry every trip. I feel fairly prepared to spend the night.

    In my back pack I carry:
    - small SOL kit
    - leatherman
    - foil blanket
    - Frankensled
    - dryer lint
    - small biivy sac
    - a few Wetfire fire starter cubes
    - tampons (to dip into a gas or oil tank)
    - Sportsman Grizzly First Aid Kit
    - socks
    - compact midlayer
    - inReach
    - Garmin 650
    - BCA Link
    - beef jerkey
    - granola bars
    - head lamp
    - water
    - torch
    - flint
    - collapsible saw
    - pocket saw (see pic)
    - spare goggles

    On my sled:
    - orange hand smoke signal
    - pencil flares & bear bangers
    - sam splint
    - jet boil
    - 1 x pack of dehydrated food
    - more wetfire fire starter cubes
    - collapsible saw
    - water & gatorade
    - lunch
    - beef jerkey
    - tow ropes
    - larger bivvy sack
    - 2 x tool kits (with a bunch of zip ties in the one)
    - spare gloves
    - Ziploc baggies
    - Gorilla tape

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    Here's a great video that shows how to keep yourself warm with some tea lights and foil blankets.


    This guy prepared!!
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    Re: What do you carry that others may not have thought about?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Kickass One View Post
    This guy prepared!!
    Sure is. Considering he’s a girl.
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    Re: What do you carry that others may not have thought about?

    I carry Thread tape and wrenchthat fits the primary clutch to hydraulic the primary off if belt cords get behind it. Especially if your running a ring gear.
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    Re: What do you carry that others may not have thought about?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rbrduk View Post
    Sure is. Considering he’s a girl.
    Well I'm riding with this girl!! Makes me feel safe!
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    Re: What do you carry that others may not have thought about?

    Awesome.. are you an operator? We think the same....


    Quote Originally Posted by c_nelson99 View Post
    My buddy had a great idea and I robbed it, black gorilla tape wrapped around an old credit card, you can pack a pile of it in a compact space and it can be a life saver. I like to pack zip ties and disposable rubber gloves and would totally pack mechanics wire and a chunk of hose on my next trip. Had a guy eat a tree on a trip and busted off the return line fitting on the sending unit on his skidoo. We pulled the hose out and had just enough length to feed it in through the filler neck, we hay-wired it in place and used a rubber glove to form a makeshift gas cap. He rode it out instead of us towing it.

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

    I pack pretty much all the same as what you peeps have added here but one thing extra I pack on my sled in my under seat bag is a 100' of climbing rope rolled up tight with black gorilla tape around it, came in handy one trip years back when a guy fell 15' into a tree well. Also like one guy does here also is pack a light weight hatchet zipped tied under my hood in the front , also came in handy a few times getting cats outta the trees lol...

    Good thread to bring back up so peeps can double check after the recent events this season already ...
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