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 Post subject: What's in your daypack?
PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2005 10:29 pm 
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What's in your daypack?

For the really sick and twisted…factor in the specific weight for each one of your items. :shock:

Pack Osprey Switch 14 m/l
Weight 2lbs 11oz
Volume 900cubic inches 14liters
Price $98 (on sale for $69 now on the internet)

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155lbs (fat)
5'7'' (short)
Splitboarder (bad attitude)
Torso 21''

Region
Sierra Nevada


What's inside…
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Contents for the Ascent
Voile Shovel (I usually use their XLM shovel with telescoping handle but I used their larger scoop shovel for this experiment)
LifeLink probe
R.E.D Helmet
Splitboard crampons (unless being used)
BD Raven Pro ice axe (unless being used)
Stubai boot crampons (unless being used)
Basic First Aid kit (bandaids, guaze, antiseptic, sunscreen, lip balm, fingernail clipers, handiwipes, vicodin and ibuprofen, etc)
Compass
Swiss Army knife
3 liters of water in MSR water bag w/hose
Repair kit (extra slider pin, misc screws and bolts for bindings, duct tape, lighter, safety equipment, etc)
BD Headlamp
Anon Goggles
MH Phantom Down Jacket
MH Epic Shell
MH Shell Mitts
MH Windstopper gloves
Neck gaiter
Beanie
Extra socks
Bandana
Food sack (enough food for a full day)

(for this experiment I added)
MSR PockeRocket stove
Snow Peak double wall Titanium Cup
Snow Peak small butane canister

Here is the pack fully loaded with the shovel on the outside…
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…and with the shovel inside.
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My video camera and still camera are attached via a LowePro case with custom chest mount

Contents added for the Descent
One BD Whippet pole
One BD Expedition pole
MH brim hat
Splitboard skins
Sunglasses

Contents removed for the Descent
R.E.D Helmet
MH Epic Shell
Goggles

Here is a pic of the pack on the descent
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In the words of the late Maxwell Smart..."would you believe" it all fits in a 14L/900cubic inch pack? :shock:

I really like my Osprey Switch 14, its big enough but not overkill for daytrips in my region and is small enough to take along on multiday trips with a large pack . 8)

My only complaint is on durability. Its tough but not tough as nails…but then again if it was it would add weight. “Life is a series of tradeoffsâ€Â


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2005 2:14 am 
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BC Rider, you post is a very timely post. i just went and looked at day packs yesterday and i was thinking about the Osprey Atmos 50. i know its large for a day pack but i make you look like a twig as i'm a bit bigger and the smaller atmos didn't fit my shoulders as well. I'll post what i propose for my pack after i get it all together as you have given me some things to think about that might be needed for a full day.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2005 5:50 am 
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Very detailed BCrider....thank you! Im amazed you can fit all that.

Always in Pack
-Water (100oz. or 70oz. w/ a nalgene)
-1st aid
-Extra layers (Fleece vest, hat, sox, sweater)
-Food for a day and then some
-Headlamp/Batteries
-Swiss army knife/Multi-tool
-Duct tape
-Spare parts/cord/zip-ties
-Goggles (OakleyWisdom)
-Helmet(Pro-Tec)

The rest depends on what/where im gonna be going...
Ive got 3 packs i use....

DaKine Heli Pro(1000cu)-Light Day trips...Glades or low angle terrain where i dont need Avi gear(im a right coaster), crampons, ice axe, or many layers.
DaKine Poacher(2000cu)-Longer Day trips w/ avi gear, belay parka, lotsa food and water, BD crampons, BD-Raven Ice Axe....
Osprey Ceres 50-Medium(3000)-Overnighter bag. Great for day trips from camp cause it compresses down SOOO small.

I prolly forgot some stuff too.....

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2005 7:25 am 
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Hi maelcolm, welcome!

The Atmos packs are designed more for backpacking than they are snowsports activities.

For splitboarding you'll need a pack that will carry your board for times when you won't be able to skin. The Atmos doesn't have a board carry system.

I would take a look at their Exposure 42. It looks really clean and simple. It has a great compression/board carrying system (StraightJacket ) and is panel loading…two things I really like in a pack. It's also lighter than their Switch packs (snowsports line) and has the new custom molded hipbelt.

Exposure 42
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2005 8:37 am 
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Damn, I cant believe you can fit all that in that pack. What I find really amazing is it doesnt look any bigger after the shovel is inside. Im gonna study this. Can you fly down to san diego and give me lessons on that? My shit looks like the packs for the mule teams in Bishop. For my 2nd season in the BC I will work on being light. I need that size pack in red. I need a day pack that will work for my medical supplies when Im patrolling and then I need to dump all that out and put my BC gear in it.


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Damn, I cant believe you can fit all that in that pack. What I find really amazing is it doesnt look any bigger after the shovel is inside. Im gonna study this. Can you fly down to san diego and give me lessons on that? My shit looks like the packs for the mule teams in Bishop. For my 2nd season in the BC I will work on being light. I need that size pack in red. I need a day pack that will work for my medical supplies when Im patrolling and then I need to dump all that out and put my BC gear in it.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2005 8:40 am 
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Why the double post?


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BCR,

How is that MSR waterbag in cold temps (<20°F)?


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2005 12:16 am 
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BCR, thanks for the tip on the exposure. I was thinking about that one too but i heard that they are going to change the pack design and make it more like the atmos, anyone else heard this? If so it might be worth the wait.


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ieep!

i use a 24 L backpack for 1 day trip, to carry the same thing as bcrider.

maybe because i put this on it??

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Ra :)


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2005 10:35 pm 
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Location: Bishop, Ca
Shovel
Probe
Water
Repair/tool kit. (I thought about cutting the bar of skin wax in half, but I was afraid of being like those Go-Lite weirdos that cut the tags off their shirts)
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Everything else (goggles, camera and food) stays in my pockets.

Sometimes I bring mittens:
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Fully loaded:
(I should probably get a smaller pack)
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In the spring, add:
Crampons
Axe
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and I leave the mitts at home.


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my day pack is either the heli pro or the heli pack. Dakine

INSIDE:
winter camelback
sandwich
powerbars/granola bars
split crampons (not always)
biners and webbing (not always)
shovel blade
probe
extra gloves
extra long sleeve golite shirt
screwdriver
kick ass victorinox (sp?) knife
basic first aid kit
american spirits

OUTSIDE:
shovel handle
collapsed poles (down)
golite jacket (up)
8mm rope (not always)

skins go in my coat for the ride down.

man, you guys are obsessed. pictures and whatnot..... :shock: :roll: :roll:
JONSIN? :lol:

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 7:02 pm 
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Just found this thread.

Outstanding packing abilities, bcrider. Organization is the key to achieve this level of packability.


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