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  • I always, always, always do wear a beacon etc

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  • The odd time I haven't worn a beacon etc

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  • I never wear a beacon etc

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    Do you ride with a beacon, shovel and a probe.

    Lets find out what the results are form our members as we head into avalanche season.

    Would you ever ride with out the proper equipment...ever????
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    I have a shovel, probe, beacon, & backpack ( which carries the probe and shovel - where they should be). I also have an extra setup - shovel, probe, beacon, b/pack, for a "guest" rider that is not so equipped. I won't ride without my avy gear or with someone that doesn't have the gear. If you don't have it, buy, borrow, or rent it. My life and your's may depend on it. Oh, and get some training..... NO EXCUSES !!!!


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    Re: Do you ride with a beacon, shovel and a probe.

    I voted bogus poll. Just because you carry the mentioned equipment, doesn't mean you know how to use it and just because you know how to use it, doesn't mean you live by choices that would keep you out of harms way.

    Yes I do carry all of that, yes I have gone through the AST, which is really the minimum, all of that won't ensure I use that training to make the right decision when push comes to shove. Making the right choice is what makes the difference.
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    Re: Do you ride with a beacon, shovel and a probe.

    Here is what we do in our group, if I do not know the riders friends bring. They only have one choice is get a beacon, if they cant source one from a rental I lend them one out of the trailer. The second thing is before we head up I hide my beacon and the group finds my beacon barried in snow near by. Teaches them some points on how to use it. Got this idea from Bill at Glacier Mountain Lodge in Blue River and used in now for years. If for some reason a person does not want to ride with a beacon, they dont ride with me PERIOD. I do not mind at all taking up newbies and helping them with getting to know the sport I love plus knowledge of safety equipement they need in the back country. The other rule I have is leave the beer in the trailer, we'll have one when we return. Just thought I would share what we do on the hills..............

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    Re: Do you ride with a beacon, shovel and a probe.

    Beacon Probe Shovel a must and I have added a snowpulse to the mix 3 yrs ago. If your out in the mountians and dont have at least the 3 main parts your being irresponsible and takin risk for no reason.
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    Re: Do you ride with a beacon, shovel and a probe.

    I NEVER do. Ever. I also havent been to the mountains yet. However I took the 3 hour awareness cours, signed up for an ast1 course next month and plan to buy the equipment pretty soon.

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    Re: Do you ride with a beacon, shovel and a probe.

    I grew up riding Belle and Lucille mostly on a Tundra or an old Elan.. I even made a fewtrips into the Renshaw with my brother with the same machines back in the 80s.. I moved up to a Polaris 650 Triple in the mid 90's.. Up to that point I hadnt heard of a beacon or probe.. they were for skiers not sledders lol... I quit sledding in 2000 and got back in a couple of years back, after I bought an 800 Summit.. I always. always, always have my gear with me now and look back to when we had the small machines and think holy crap that was stupid what were we thinking.... I typically dont ride where an avy may happen but one never knows.. And I would feel like crap if I saw someone go under and I didnt have the gear to help dig them out.. There should be a law stating that if your going to ride you must have the gear and know how to use it..!!!!!!

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    Re: Do you ride with a beacon, shovel and a probe.

    I don't ride without my beacon,shovel,probes. I also wear an ABS avy backpack, When it all comes down to it, The money we spend on sleds,trucks,trailers,gear, and everything else involved in sledding.. Makes avy gear look pretty cheap and a great investment, I can save your life, which is priceless.





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    Re: Do you ride with a beacon, shovel and a probe.

    Yup.....but I carry 2 shovels. Just doesn't make a whole lot of sense to be removing my avy pack to get my shovel out to dig out my sled. Second one gets tied to the tunnel for that.

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    Re: Do you ride with a beacon, shovel and a probe.

    Quote Originally Posted by takethebounce View Post
    I voted bogus poll. Just because you carry the mentioned equipment, doesn't mean you know how to use it and just because you know how to use it, doesn't mean you live by choices that would keep you out of harms way.

    Yes I do carry all of that, yes I have gone through the AST, which is really the minimum, all of that won't ensure I use that training to make the right decision when push comes to shove. Making the right choice is what makes the difference.
    I can't disagree so at the same time as I did this poll I did one about Avy Training...which I have AST 1
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