Essentials for Backcountry Touring

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Essentials for Backcountry Touring

Postby sanjuanmtnguide » Thu Oct 31, 2013 3:17 pm

Howdy, I just put together this little blog about the mini-repair kit I carry on all of my backountry ski tours. Thought it might be helpful for some and I would be interested in seeing/hearing what other people bring or view as essential touring kit. Thanks!

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Re: Essentials for Backcountry Touring

Postby Dave B » Thu Oct 31, 2013 3:26 pm

Cool writeup. One of my dynafits exploded early season last year and I had to plow through deep snow for miles (uphill both ways too) with one boot and one ski to get back to the car. I've carried a repair kit ever since but some good ideas in here.

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Re: Essentials for Backcountry Touring

Postby Dex » Fri Nov 01, 2013 4:07 am

I don't ski but carry a repair kit for snowshoes.

I never considered a Pole splint.

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Re: Essentials for Backcountry Touring

Postby COBuckeye » Fri Nov 01, 2013 8:24 am

In addition to the steel wool, would you consider carrying a small packet of two-part 5min epoxy for repairing a stripped screw? I don't know how often you would encounter a stripped screw in the field, but the weight penalty of the epoxy is nil.
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