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 Post subject: Re: Packing list - replacement/repair items needed?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 5:41 pm 
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Dental floss is a great all in one repair option.
Super strong and takes up very little room.
Also good if you have something stuck in your teeth! :lol: :lol: :lol:

In sure Macgyver had this in his back pocket.

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 Post subject: Re: Packing list - replacement/repair items needed?
PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 6:16 pm 
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neni wrote:
Do you wear a backprotector under the backpack? I'm not completely happy with the thought of having a backwards fall on e.g. a thermos...


I was always worried about this the first couple of times I took an SLR in my backpack (more for the SLR than me), I can confidently say I've never fallen on my back, that's not to say I haven't eaten sh#t :shock: - done that heaps of times!!!!! It's just that you're extremely unlikely to fall and land flat on your back. The thermos would be the least of your worries in this case, what about split crampons? Personally, I'd save the weight, but don't let me talk you out of it. :twocents:


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 Post subject: Re: Packing list - replacement/repair items needed?
PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 2:06 pm 
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Dental floss and superglue is an excellent structural repair combo.

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 Post subject: Re: Packing list - replacement/repair items needed?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 4:04 pm 
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Thanks again!
Well, now I know why rather pack dental floss and superglue instead of a big buky roll of duct tape... faced some pretty unnerving packing space limitations with the new Mammut PAS (22l, but feels smaller :oops:). Almost full with a flece, thermos, skins and crampons. Left out the spare mitts n goggles, reduced emergency kit to a minimal. No bread n sausages but rather energy bars. Will need to buy a smaller thermos...


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 Post subject: Re: Packing list - replacement/repair items needed?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:18 am 
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22L is pretty small for touring.

Die 35L model is the better option. Can be compressed down well to a slim profile with compression straps, if only half loaded.


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 Post subject: Re: Packing list - replacement/repair items needed?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 3:19 pm 
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Half a dozen wraps of duct tape on your poles.
I like the wire tie idea.


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 Post subject: Re: Packing list - replacement/repair items needed?
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Jefe009 wrote:
Also, multi tool that fits all your nuts/bolts.


Any suggestion on good multitools?

I have been trying to find a tool with a decent plyer and screwdriver but either they are huge bulky things where I just as well could bring my normal tool-box, or especially the screwdriver bits are so flimsy they seem more adequate for watch than board repairs.


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 Post subject: Re: Packing list - replacement/repair items needed?
PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 2:47 pm 
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I carry a small ziplock with the following regardless of trip. My summer kit is nearly identical.

Stainless steel bailing wire
Electrical tape (I prefer over duct tape)
Hardcore pain killers (e.g. percocet)
Multitool
Skistrap
Small headlamp
3-AAA batteries (for beacon and headlamp)
Emergency blanket
Lighter

Pretty confident I could deal with most situations with this small kit.


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 Post subject: Re: Packing list - replacement/repair items needed?
PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 4:10 pm 
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mutantvan wrote:
Half a dozen wraps of duct tape on your poles.
I like the wire tie idea.

This!
I would still get an entire Duct tape with me and keep it at the accommodation. Having some wraps on the poles adds may be 10 grams, but is irreplaceable for field repairs. You can repair almost anything with duct tape!

I spent a month in Gulmarg in India, where replacements for anything were non-existent or were 15 year old rentals, which fought me something on self sufficiency...

Zip ties and bolts, nuts and washers, as mentioned. Some kind of hard wire and pliers. Multitool with various end bits. Some cheap dual-component epoxy. Holds much, much stronger than superglue for various equipment failure repairs.
Spare ratchet for the bindings has always been a must for me back in my soft boot days.

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 Post subject: Re: Packing list - replacement/repair items needed?
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EngineNr9 wrote:
Jefe009 wrote:
Also, multi tool that fits all your nuts/bolts.


Any suggestion on good multitools?


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Hardcore pain killers (e.g. percocet)


Yea, I've usually Tramal in the first-aid kit - hope they won't bother me at the customs... You'll happily continue to ride even with a broken arm.


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