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  • #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.

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    #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

    #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.

    #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.

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    #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

    #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

    #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

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    #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)

    #610764

    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”

    #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.

    #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

    #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 –

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    #610768

    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

    #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.

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    #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

    #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.

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    #610772
    KnuckleDragger
    41 Posts

    Nice list Tundra. I’m glad to see that someone else is a fan of ziplock bags.

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