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

    What are some things you carry in your pack that others may not have thought of?

    A few for me:
    - Large heavy Ziploc bags & dry socks in a ziploc - put dry socks on your feet then inside ziplocs before you stick your foot back into a soaked boot if you end up in the water. Can save some frozen toes.

    - Paper and pencil - In case GPS is dying or need to write down information. Pens freeze & are not a good option.

    - Surveyors tape - mark trails / mark way.

    - 2 sided emergency blanket - bright orange on one side / foil on the other. Orange blanket or orange tarp will stand out if a helicopter is searching for you. Dark colors are tough to see from the air.

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

    Always need a 26 stashed somewhere too

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

    Quote Originally Posted by AaronQ View Post
    Always need a 26 stashed somewhere too

    Maybe not a 26... but at least a Mickey of fire ball at bare minimum lol

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Frankenytro View Post
    Maybe not a 26... but at least a Mickey of fire ball at bare minimum lol
    We're talking bare bones here boys then for sure lol

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

    I carry a 3’ ft length of 1/4” fuel line, goes in with my probes and weighs nothing. After buddys new 18 turbo kitty fuel line rubbed thru on jackshaft, I am considering to carry some 5/16 hose and clamps as well. Dangerous Dave from REVY SAR gave me that trick many moons ago. Works for siphon hose as well as dipping gas tank to make fire. Probably other uses for it I have not encountered too. Cheers

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

    chicken wire. i cant stress this one enough...haha. carry about 10 ft of it coiled up around my hand in size. weighs next to nothing, small, and can REALLY get you out in a bind.

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

    The socks/ziploc trick was a lifesaver for me. It was more or less an accident that I had that with me when I needed it - now I never go winter riding without.
    - 2015 Outlander XT-P 1000, 28" Zillas, Rad Relocate, Snorkel, QSC Primary, STM Secondary
    - Red Armour 2009 Grizzly 700SE, 28" Zillas, 1.5" Lift, Warn Wireles, Rad Relocation, HMF Swamp Series, Airdam Clutch, Custom Snorkels, Hanger Mod, PCV+Autotune
    - Red Armour 2009 Grizzly 700SE, 26" XTR's, Airdam Clutch, Warn Wireless
    - 2013 GMC 3500 Denali Diesel

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

    ''THE CHICKEN WIRE'' Can you please elaborate , what are you using that for ? Thank you
    Last edited by Summitraxx; January 10th, 2018 at 01:28 PM. Reason: CORRECTION



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

    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.

    Last edited by ~Rowdy~; January 10th, 2018 at 02:02 PM.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by vodoo103 View Post
    What are some things you carry in your pack that others may not have thought of?

    A few for me:
    - Large heavy Ziploc bags & dry socks in a ziploc - put dry socks on your feet then inside ziplocs before you stick your foot back into a soaked boot if you end up in the water. Can save some frozen toes.

    - Paper and pencil - In case GPS is dying or need to write down information. Pens freeze & are not a good option.

    - Surveyors tape - mark trails / mark way.

    - 2 sided emergency blanket - bright orange on one side / foil on the other. Orange blanket or orange tarp will stand out if a helicopter is searching for you. Dark colors are tough to see from the air.

    41LKrSNOrrL.jpg
    That's the reason I carry an orange hand smoke signal. You can buy them at any marine store or can easily be ordered in.

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