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 Post subject: Winter Backcountry Gear Lists
PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 11:13 am 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Winter Backcountry Gear Lists
PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 11:28 am 
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This is a quickie list I started preparing for a trip in January (based out of a hotel in Revelstoke)
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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

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 Post subject: Re: Winter Backcountry Gear Lists
PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 8:42 pm 
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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.


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 Post subject: Re: Winter Backcountry Gear Lists
PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 9:33 am 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Winter Backcountry Gear Lists
PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 4:33 pm 
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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


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 Post subject: Re: Winter Backcountry Gear Lists
PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2008 10:21 am 
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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

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 Post subject: Re: Winter Backcountry Gear Lists
PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2008 3:52 pm 
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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 7x9 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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 Post subject: Re: Winter Backcountry Gear Lists
PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 11:26 am 
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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)


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 Post subject: Re: Winter Backcountry Gear Lists
PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 5:17 pm 
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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.
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 Post subject: Re: Winter Backcountry Gear Lists
PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2009 6:45 pm 
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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.


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 Post subject: Re: Winter Backcountry Gear Lists
PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2009 10:06 am 
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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!

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 Post subject: Re: Winter Backcountry Gear Lists
PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 4:40 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Winter Backcountry Gear Lists
PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 6:03 pm 
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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
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