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panhead_pete's Photo panhead_pete 13 Jan 2013

Gearing up for this trip and having seen a pic yesterday of a guy in trouble just wondering what everyone is carrying in their BC back packs?
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Method's Photo Method 13 Jan 2013

On a backcountry day,

Splitboard, skins, poles obviously! If it's possibly going to be icy (e.g. Yotei) then ski crampons.

Avy gear i.e. brain, beacon, probe and shovel.


Emergency bivvy, basically a small silver foil type sheet bag (folds up to the size of an iPad mini)

Small first aid kit, incl thumb/finger splints.

Numerous length voile ski straps

Lightweight down jacket

Balaclava

Headlamp

Board / ski tool + leatherman/ Swiss army knife

Water / food

At the beginning of the season I put 3 short sections of gaffer/duct tape on each ski pole and shovel handle.
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Mamabear's Photo Mamabear 13 Jan 2013

View PostMethod, on 13 January 2013 - 03:09 PM, said:

At the beginning of the season I put 3 short sections of gaffer/duct tape on each ski pole and shovel handle.
can you explain what that's about Method?
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Method's Photo Method 13 Jan 2013

Duct tape has a million uses in the backcountry... Basically temporary repair on any gear e.g. Torn seam on a jacket or glove


Rather than carry around a whole roll, I just roll a few 30-40 cm lengths around my ski pole and shovel handle.
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Mamabear's Photo Mamabear 14 Jan 2013

Ahhh.. I get it.
I didn't realize it was layered up, therefore similar to carrying a roll of duct tape without the hassle of the entire roll.
I was thinking it was just a piece of tape on the poles...and wondering why... :lol:

No issues with lost stickyness in the cold/wet?
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Method's Photo Method 15 Jan 2013

View PostMamabear, on 14 January 2013 - 12:06 AM, said:

Ahhh.. I get it.
I didn't realize it was layered up, therefore similar to carrying a roll of duct tape without the hassle of the entire roll.
I was thinking it was just a piece of tape on the poles...and wondering why... :lol:

No issues with lost stickyness in the cold/wet?



Ah yeah somewhere like Japan, where the snow gets into every single crack and pocket, yes.

I replace the strips every now and then as they get "caked" on to your pole after a while and are useless.
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panhead_pete's Photo panhead_pete 15 Jan 2013

Thanks Method, if its OK will take your list and add to it as others contribute.

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Splitboard, skins, poles obviously! If it's possibly going to be icy (e.g. Yotei) then ski crampons.

Avy gear i.e. brain, beacon, probe and shovel.


Emergency bivvy, basically a small silver foil type sheet bag (folds up to the size of an iPad mini)

Small first aid kit, incl thumb/finger splints.

Numerous length voile ski straps

Lightweight down jacket

Balaclava

Headlamp

Board / ski tool + leatherman/ Swiss army knife

Water / food

At the beginning of the season I put 3 short sections of gaffer/duct tape on each ski pole and shovel handle.

Whsitle

Length of flat rope
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zelzel's Photo zelzel 20 Jan 2013

I picked up a el-cheapo down jacket from G2 (the Uniclo poor-cousin brand store) and luckily had a small dry bag that fits it well. Yes, it's pretty important to keep your down jacket very dry for when you need it. :sjcool:

I also pack a GPS or three (in the form of smartphones lately) with battery backup

and some guarana / green tea caffeine pills for emergency energy :happyshades:
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panhead_pete's Photo panhead_pete 27 Jan 2013

Thanks guys. Placed my order at Backcountry yesterday. All going to plan it will be meeting me at my Myoko digs the day I arrive.
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NECK's Photo NECK 28 Feb 2013

Wasabi Kakipi and a Snickers bar :p .

Gonna start putting some lenghs of duct tape around my shovel handle too. Thanks Method!
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sapporo's Photo sapporo 23 Oct 2014

Going to buy a shovel and probe at the end of the month (Shugakuso sale), wondering what everyone carries and any advice (other than a 300cm probe cos I live Hokkaido)??
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snowjunky's Photo snowjunky 23 Oct 2014

Where are you off to this season Pete?
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TubbyBeaverinho's Photo TubbyBeaverinho 24 Oct 2014

Pete hasn't been on here in a LOOOOOOOOONG time
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muikabochi's Photo muikabochi 24 Oct 2014

Camera and lenses, and mini-muikabochi.
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Chriselle's Photo Chriselle 24 Oct 2014

and cheese ...of course
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sapporo's Photo sapporo 25 Oct 2014

View Postsapporo, on 23 October 2014 - 07:43 PM, said:

Going to buy a shovel and probe at the end of the month (Shugakuso sale), wondering what everyone carries and any advice (other than a 300cm probe cos I live Hokkaido)??



Meaning in the shovel and probe department, what do u carry?
Only a mad man or woman would forget to load his/her pockets with cheese before venturing onto the mountains!!
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panhead_pete's Photo panhead_pete 26 Oct 2014

View Postsnowjunky, on 23 October 2014 - 08:29 PM, said:

Where are you off to this season Pete?


Will be doing a lot of riding across Honshu this season - moving over in November for the season, maybe longer .

View PostTubbyBeaverinho, on 24 October 2014 - 09:04 AM, said:

Pete hasn't been on here in a LOOOOOOOOONG time


Hope all is well TB and SnowJunky.
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snowjunky's Photo snowjunky 26 Oct 2014

Yep, life is great in the sunshine state Pete as you well know.

Though starting to feel the winter stoke vibes through the forum :wave:
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