Forums Tips & Questions Winter Backcountry Gear Lists Viewing 17 posts - 1 through 17 (of 17 total) Author Posts November 19, 2008 at 6:13 pm #570691 samh 726 Posts Who has a gear list that would like to share it? I’m new to split boarding so I’m tweaking my regular winter camping gear list to make it specific to backcountry splitting/skiing and would like to see other’s lists. -- samh.net November 19, 2008 at 6:28 pm #610758 mrash 61 Posts This is a quickie list I started preparing for a trip in January (based out of a hotel in Revelstoke) Splitboard Skins Bindings Crampons Boots Poles Daypack Overnight Pack (w/ board/ski carry) Shovel Probe Beacon First Aid Kit Spare Binding Parts Screwdriver/Multi-tool Duct Tape Voile Straps Portable Shelter Heating Pads Advil Goggles Sunglasses Zinc Sun Block Skin Wax Rub on Wax Water Bottle x 2 Watch GPS 2-Way Radios Camera & Charger Headlamp Edge Tool Iron Hard Wax Scraper/Brush Sleeping Bag (Winter) Sleeping Pad Pants (Hardshell) Pants (Baselayer) Jacket (Hardshell) Jacket (Down) Jacket (Midlayer) Shirt (Baselayer) Gloves (Insulated) Gloves (Liners) Socks Beanie x 2 Helmet Board Bag Duffle Bag November 20, 2008 at 3:42 am #610759 bcrider 4149 Posts Good thread. It would be cool to break down lists for day trips, overnight trips, and even add some food suggestions. We could add it to the splitboard 101 page if anyone wants to take it on. November 20, 2008 at 4:33 pm #610757 samh 726 Posts First, thanks to Shane for the list. I’m sure a lot of folk’s lists will look similar but I love looking at gear lists. BC – I’d happily put together some spreadsheets of various lists together. I’m doing it for myself anyway. Drop me a PM with anything I’d need to know. -- samh.net November 20, 2008 at 11:33 pm #610760 roderick250 45 Posts Day pack: insulated layer lunch water leatherman spare binding/interface screws avi gear goggles/sunglasses small flask 1/4 full Overnighter (hut) sleeping pad food fuel stove pot (cooking) my bigger flask all things mentioned above cards hand warmers sleeping bag (winter) skin glue my big flask Camp hatchet, another extra base layer tent everything mentioned above I think thats it November 26, 2008 at 5:21 pm #610761 wasatch surf 979 Posts Day Skins Shovel, Probe, Beacon, snow saw Avalung(sometimes) Gloves Glove Liners Goggles/Sunglasses spare pin a few small screws(binding screws) screwdriver 2 voile straps 32 oz water Lunch/snack gps(sometimes) spot locator small camera shell small stick of rub on wax special conditions crampons ice axe December 12, 2008 at 10:52 pm #610762 samh 726 Posts Here is a list that I finally began working on: BASE LAYER Backpacking Light UL Merino Wool long sleeve Backpacking Light Beartooth Merino Wool Hoody Marmot silkweight polypro tights Mountain Hardwear Power Stretch Suit Montane Featherlite Windshirt Marmot GoreText bibs with full side zip legs INSULATING LAYERS Backpacking Light Cocoon UL 60 Vest Backpacking Light Cocoon 60 UL Hoody Montbell UL Thermawrap Jacket Montbell UL Thermawrap full-zip pant GoreTex Pac Lite Jacket FEET (travel) Salomon f22 snowboard boots Calf-height polypro or wool socks FEET (in camp) Nunatak down booties Thick, loose fitting wool socks Integral Designs Hot Socks (for sleeping) HANDS: Outdoor Research Cornice GoreTex mitt shells 3 pair glove liners (two pair fleece glove, one pair insulated mitt) Synthetic-backed, leather-palmed glove (for touring) HEAD: Homemade Powerstretch Fleece Winter hat Backpacking Light UL 60 Insulated Balaclava Helmet Synthetic visor (for sun) Outdoor Research silkweight balaclava Native Dash XP sunglasses Oakley goggles SLEEP SYSTEM: Marmot Couloir 0 deg down sleeping bag Compression stuff sack Full-length foam pad Backpacking Light Torsolite inflatable 3/4 pad SHELTER: Brooks Range 7×9 silnylon tarp AVALANCHE GEAR: Pieps Freeride tranceiver and holster Voile shovel Lifelink probe Snow study kit Black Diamond Flick-Lock saw SPLITBOARD GEAR: Prior Khyber 172cm snowboard Bent Metal/Spark R&D/Voile bindings/split kit Black Diamond Alpine CF poles Voile Tractor skins PACKING: Golite Pinnacle backpack Stuff sacks COOK GEAR (shared between 3 team-mates): stove (haven’t decided on my winter stove yet) fuel bottle (plastic) Backpacking Light Firelite 1300-SUL titanium cookpot Snowpeak 200mL double-wall insulated mug (for coffee) Nalgene wide-mouth cantene with foam insulating sleeve EXTRA STUFF: Black Diamond Spot headlamp Sunblock Repair kit Toiletries -- samh.net December 15, 2008 at 6:26 pm #610763 UTAH 830 Posts Must have aside from the obvious(all learned the hard way): -Extra slider pin (too easy to lose and though you can go down, without it no up) -Extra Basket for poles ( a pole is worthless in snow without it’s basket) -Sunscreen (nothing worse than 2nd degree burns, or missing out on that one line) -strap (for non-stick skin problems) -a scraper is also nice but not a necessity (saves time or your sanity) January 24, 2009 at 12:17 am #610764 Clydesdaleclass71 27 Posts Here’s a great read from two tele guys out in CO for bumping up your bc packing list. It is called Alan & Mikes Really Cool Backcountry Ski Book. http://www.alpineer.com/alpenbooks_a_m_s_really_cool_backcountry_ski_book_stu111_c554_p6365.htm I was introduced to it through National Ski Patrol. A lot of the training and courses I attended back east were based directly from information glommed from the BC teachings of these granola crunching knee-droppers. They produced an easy, fun read with real-life backcountry know-how, techniques and survival skills. The illustrations provide great depictions to support the text and produce a few giggles while they’re at it. (bc bathroom etiquette, techniques and supplies is hilarious) It is tele-based; so there is some information to be glommed for skinning skills. But don’t let A & M’s choice of sliding equipment prohibit you from having this as your “Eleventh Essential”. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ten_Essentials It is a good way to bump up your knowledge before you go out. If you have a questionable newbie come into the fold, get it for them too. Nobody wants to babysit when they’re out in the backcountry. “It’s Cosmic” October 17, 2009 at 1:45 am #610765 aliasptr 282 Posts @samh wrote: COOK GEAR (shared between 3 team-mates): stove (haven’t decided on my winter stove yet) You’ve probably chosen one by now but I use a Primus Omnifuel and love it. Comes with three different jets for all different types of fuels (including white gas, isobutane fuels [cannisters], kerosene etc.) and a multifunction tool to strip the thing down. Heats water very fast especially compared to an MSR whisperlite. Just really great for the winter although it is heavy at about 1 lb. October 19, 2009 at 5:06 pm #610766 Snurfer 1448 Posts Good info! Since the overall listing is already pretty comprehensive I’d only add Glob Stopper. This really improved my tours during last season’s unusually high temps. There were times when I couldn’t go more than two strides without having to take off my boards and squeegee the skins. Once I started waxing them it wasn’t a problem. I’m also thinking for camping, I might go with a pulk, so I can take a day pack and sled all my overnight gear. http://www.skipulk.com/ I’ll give a :thumpsup: to the Allen & Mike’s book too! Shark Snowsurf Chuna Voile V-Tail 170 BC Voile One Ninety Five Spark R&D Arc November 16, 2010 at 11:40 pm #610767 samh 726 Posts Thought I’d drag up this old thread for perusal as the 2010/11 season approaches. Here’s the generic gear list I’ve been using as a checklist prior to day trips. I also have one in which I specify particular brands, models, purpose, and weight of each piece of gear. I like the generic one though because it frees the user to contemplate various pieces for each purpose. Clothing Gloves – spring touring Gloves – shell mits Hat – merino wool Hat – visor Jacket – shell mits Jacket – puffy Pants – shell / softshell (weather dependent) Goggles – Helmet – condition dependent Shirt – baselayer (weather dependent) Boots – soft snowboard boots Socks – knee high Underwear – merino or polypro Sunglasses – shaded and clear lenses Tights – merino or polypro Snowboard Gear Snowboard – splitboard Binders – splitboard-specific Crampons – splitboard-specific Skins – splitboard-specific Poles – collapsible carbon fiber Straps – only if bootpack is required Pin – extra binder pin First Aid and Repair First Aid – wound care kit First Aid – splint First Aid – bandage Compass – adjustable declination Documents – I.D. / cash / credit Knife – small, light Info – maps and guidebook pages Whistle – on neck lanyard Tool – snowboard tool Repair – thread, glue Electronics Camera – digital camera (possibly use phone) Light – headlamp Watch – altimeter enabled watch Avalanche Gear Avalung – Backpack – size is trip-length dependent Shovel – metal avalanche shovel Beacon – Saw – snow saw – Rutsch Saw – Probe – collapsible, lightweight Snow Study – Stuff Sack – Emergency Gear Pad – foam pad Bivy – emergency bivy Firestarting – fire-striker, cotton/petrol tinder Cordage – 40′ of spectra cord Sunscreen – -- samh.net November 17, 2010 at 1:03 am #610768 imported_MountainDog 160 Posts Under emergency gear, I also carry a tin cup that can be used for melting snow in. Not going to be putting a plastic container over a fire. I have one of the tin cups with handles that fold flat. My 32oz Nalgene or 40oz kleen canteen fits perfectly into it so it doesn’t take up any additional space. GSI Outdoors Glacier Bottle Cup/Pot – 18fl oz November 18, 2010 at 2:46 am #610769 samh 726 Posts @mountaindog wrote: Under emergency gear, I also carry a tin cup that can be used for melting snow in…[/img] This is smart thinking. -- samh.net November 19, 2010 at 4:38 am #610770 tundrabustin 17 Posts For a day ride, here’s whats in my pack. Excludes my gear and beacon. Dakine HeliPro (old) Extra Clothes: Heavy Gloves/Liners SmartWool socks (in ziplock bag) Balaclava Bandanna Insulated Layer (northface primaloft) Sunglasses First Aid: Latex Gloves Hand Sanitizer Condom (you never know…) Bandaids/Gauze Pads/Wrap Antiseptic/Antibiotic creams Hydrocortisone Imodium/Ibuprofen/Antacids Burn Gel Safety Pins Hockey Tape Lip Balm Oh Shit: TP Trashbags Handwarmers Space Blanket Leather Laces Superglue Zip Ties Bailing Wire Multi-Tool (SOG Powerlock) Duct Tape/Electrical Tape (wrapped around ski poles and shovel handle) Snickers bar Headlamp Extra lighter or three Shovel (voile telepro) Probe GPS/Map/Compass Inhaler/Vitamin C (asthmatics if you aren’t on the vitamin C, you need to be) Hydrator Pack 3L (usually 1-1.5L in it) Lunch (kept organized in an old hydrator insulator) Beer Safety gear PS I love these threads P.S.S does JB Weld work below zero F? I recently replaced it with superglue November 19, 2010 at 5:14 am #610771 samh 726 Posts Thanks for sharing, Tundra. JBWeld would seem like a pain to me. Having to carry both tubes and doing the mixing would be a real bitch in freezing temps. -- samh.net November 30, 2010 at 3:53 pm #610772 KnuckleDragger 41 Posts Nice list Tundra. I’m glad to see that someone else is a fan of ziplock bags. Viewing 17 posts - 1 through 17 (of 17 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.