Heading up to the mountains for the first time. what do i need ?

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Heading up to the mountains for the first time. what do i need ?

clothing..
gear..
etc...


any help thanks:beer::beer:
 

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ok i read thourgh all of that.


so how many pairs of gloves??

coats
ski pants

what kind of boots
 

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i think you should be good if you arledy have a jacket and a bib mountain jakets and bibs are really expensive and u might not like it i usally bring 2 pairs of gloves and one pair of boots and dry them when i get to the hotel i also bring lots of beer you get sweaty and thirsty, if you are going to go again u should buy a backpack with shovel with a saw in it and a beacon. If your not going to like bc i wouldnt worrie about getting one for the first time but if you are going to bc please rent one or borrow one i think thats about it

remember you might have to stay the night so waterproof matches and a flashlite i usally bring a smaller hammer to clear off my running boards when there full of snow and ice
have fun
 
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ok i think im heading up to mcbride.. i really dont want to buy a beakin and probe . i dont know how much i will go up this year....

were can you rent them?
 

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A light pair of gloves, a medium pare, A very warm pair!!

I use snowboard boots last year, But this year i got new boots =)
Coat, TEKVEST!!! BEACON!!! (Those 2 are very damn important)
Probe
Shovel
Extra belt
Oil
Jerry can
Sled (Lol)
A guarunteed fire starter (Long cold night if you dont have this)
Plenty of duck tape, Zip ties
Extra socks
Some sort of bright colorful tape
A saw, Very important, Especially when you have a tree magnet on your sled.
Tinfoil (For underneath your fire so it doesnt melt out of site)
Extra socks would help, Very warm socks
First aid gear
Extra spark plugs
A survival blanket
Sled bunjie or some sort of tow ropes help
Snowandmud.com beer can cozys just in case
Your truck and trailer XD
An extra set of dry clothing, Long underwear, Long undershirt (wickaway, Keeps the heat in and the cold out)
Make sure you bring plenty of riding buddys
I've heard of some people bringing those "Cup-o-soops" just incase
Drink (water, gatorade, pop)
Snacks (Chips, granola bars)
Some sort of easy meal (Sandwich, Soup.. We made ribs one time XD)
Tool kit (Screwdrivers, Bolts nuts washers, Vise grips, exacto knife, hose clamps)
An ice scraper for your running boards would come in handy
Extra goggles
Extra batteries (Who knows?)
Flashlight
Toilet paper roll (Just incase)
Mountain Money in a zip lock bag
Compas (or gps)
Whistle
Pen and note pad
Something reflective


It's important that you pack this all as light and small as possible, I know this may seem like over kill but it seems to be in my bag! And i dont cary much!
 

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Someone with some mountain experience to follow around and learn from. Enjoy:beer:
 

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A group of very experienced riders with a ton of patience. Without that you most likely won't like mountain riding a whole lot after this weekend. Not unless hanging out at the cabin is your idea of "going to the mountains"
Have a great time and don't do anything you don't feel comfortable doing.:d
 

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A light pair of gloves, a medium pare, A very warm pair!!

I use snowboard boots last year, But this year i got new boots =)
Coat, TEKVEST!!! BEACON!!! (Those 2 are very damn important)
Probe
Shovel
Extra belt
Oil
Jerry can
Sled (Lol)
A guarunteed fire starter (Long cold night if you dont have this)
Plenty of duck tape, Zip ties
Extra socks
Some sort of bright colorful tape
A saw, Very important, Especially when you have a tree magnet on your sled.
Tinfoil (For underneath your fire so it doesnt melt out of site)
Extra socks would help, Very warm socks
First aid gear
Extra spark plugs
A survival blanket
Sled bunjie or some sort of tow ropes help
Snowandmud.com beer can cozys just in case
Your truck and trailer XD
An extra set of dry clothing, Long underwear, Long undershirt (wickaway, Keeps the heat in and the cold out)
Make sure you bring plenty of riding buddys
I've heard of some people bringing those "Cup-o-soops" just incase
Drink (water, gatorade, pop)
Snacks (Chips, granola bars)
Some sort of easy meal (Sandwich, Soup.. We made ribs one time XD)
Tool kit (Screwdrivers, Bolts nuts washers, Vise grips, exacto knife, hose clamps)
An ice scraper for your running boards would come in handy
Extra goggles
Extra batteries (Who knows?)
Flashlight
Toilet paper roll (Just incase)
Mountain Money in a zip lock bag
Compas (or gps)
Whistle
Pen and note pad
Something reflective


It's important that you pack this all as light and small as possible, I know this may seem like over kill but it seems to be in my bag! And i dont cary much!
X2....very important.
 

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and a big set of balls too climb the big chutes:d:d:d:d

baby steps gotboost...lol!:d hondalrd be sure to let people know were you are going and a estimated time of getting back whether the Hotel, or family member. I have taken newbies out before, and a good mentor will go as fast and as hard as the weakest rider. Just remember don't do something that will make you regret it. Learn your sled and learn to ride it before any crazy stuff.:d
 

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Heres a thought, Proper clutch weights on your sled so itll actually preform properly in the elevation differences
 

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Everything up above sounds great. I take exception the the tin foil idea for the fire. Leave the tin foil at home! A small fire doing smokies for lunch and the sinking problem isn't a problem.

It you are in a position to stay over night no amount of tin foil on the snow will alleviate the melting snow. You should dig a big hole down to the dirt and start the fire on the dirt. If the fire is kept all night the melted ring will be about 6' in diameter and that's a lot of tin foil using 12" strips.

Now, all of the above, is a problem for us "white men" because we build big fire and stand wayyy back!! The good bushman, on the other hand, builds a small fire and stands up close.
 

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A light pair of gloves, a medium pare, A very warm pair!!

I use snowboard boots last year, But this year i got new boots =)
Coat, TEKVEST!!! BEACON!!! (Those 2 are very damn important)
Probe
Shovel
Extra belt
Oil
Jerry can
Sled (Lol)
A guarunteed fire starter (Long cold night if you dont have this)
Plenty of duck tape, Zip ties
Extra socks
Some sort of bright colorful tape
A saw, Very important, Especially when you have a tree magnet on your sled.
Tinfoil (For underneath your fire so it doesnt melt out of site)
Extra socks would help, Very warm socks
First aid gear
Extra spark plugs
A survival blanket
Sled bunjie or some sort of tow ropes help
Snowandmud.com beer can cozys just in case
Your truck and trailer XD
An extra set of dry clothing, Long underwear, Long undershirt (wickaway, Keeps the heat in and the cold out)
Make sure you bring plenty of riding buddys
I've heard of some people bringing those "Cup-o-soops" just incase
Drink (water, gatorade, pop)
Snacks (Chips, granola bars)
Some sort of easy meal (Sandwich, Soup.. We made ribs one time XD)
Tool kit (Screwdrivers, Bolts nuts washers, Vise grips, exacto knife, hose clamps)
An ice scraper for your running boards would come in handy
Extra goggles
Extra batteries (Who knows?)
Flashlight
Toilet paper roll (Just incase)
Mountain Money in a zip lock bag
Compas (or gps)
Whistle
Pen and note pad
Something reflective


It's important that you pack this all as light and small as possible, I know this may seem like over kill but it seems to be in my bag! And i dont cary much!


x3 good call JH.. also get AVY training.. zacs tracks is one of the best. see lori and she will set u in the right direction!! ps. my spelling sucks:nono:
 

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i think you should be good if you arledy have a jacket and a bib mountain jakets and bibs are really expensive and u might not like it i usally bring 2 pairs of gloves and one pair of boots and dry them when i get to the hotel i also bring lots of beer you get sweaty and thirsty, if you are going to go again u should buy a backpack with shovel with a saw in it and a beacon. If your not going to like bc i wouldnt worrie about getting one for the first time but if you are going to bc please rent one or borrow one i think thats about it

never cheap out on the beer remember you might have to stay the night so waterproof matches and a flashlite i usally bring a smaller hammer to clear off my running boards when there full of snow and ice
have fun

I would really like someone to edit this post, or for everyone to read that this is really not a great idea. I don't mind if people have a couple beer on the hill, but no one should be focused on packing this. Not to get too scientific, but one should be hydrating properly on the hill with water or gatorade, etc.. I'm sure someone else will chime in.
 

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I would really like someone to edit this post, or for everyone to read that this is really not a great idea. I don't mind if people have a couple beer on the hill, but no one should be focused on packing this. Not to get too scientific, but one should be hydrating properly on the hill with water or gatorade, etc.. I'm sure someone else will chime in.

yeah, gotta agree here. Beer shouldn't be listed very high on the "survival items must pack" list. Going to be kinda hard to wash out a wound with beer...nevermind the dehydration factor.
 

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Use some common sense, unless your the one that packed all the beer, then you've proven you ain't got none.
Don't ride beyond your abilities , and don't let anyone try to coax you too.
That and a few of the others mentioned, especially the avy training and experienced guide, will hopefully make it an enjoyable first trip.
 
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