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 Post subject: Field Repair Stuff, What do you carry?
PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 5:48 pm 
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What at the minimum do you carry for fixing things in the backcountry? Nobody wants to post hole all the way back to the car, but you also don't want to lug around a spare of everything.

I carried around some duct tape and little bit of wire, and small screwdriver. Probably not enough, but duct tape can do quite a bit. Was thinking an extra touring pin wouldn't hurt.


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 Post subject: Re: Field Repair Stuff, What do you carry?
PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 6:54 pm 
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Hockey tape. Sticks to itself in cold better than duct tape, a couple of strategic wraps holds frozen skins on, can be used as a medical tape for wounds, splints, blisters. Tears easy with gloves on.

A collection of Voile straps in different lengths, haven't had to use them yet.

Multi-tool & bits... and spare bits 'cause dropping one in the snow sucks.


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 Post subject: Re: Field Repair Stuff, What do you carry?
PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 10:43 pm 
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On day tours I carry:
1 each of every nut and bolt required for my binders and board
1 each toe and ankle ladders and adjusters
1 each toe buckle and ankle buckle
1 spare steel touring pin
a bit of dyneema cordage
4mm hex
short handled #3 Phillips

If I was going out on a longer trip I would add JB Weld, wire, and a multi-tool (leave hex and Phillips at home).

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 Post subject: Re: Field Repair Stuff, What do you carry?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 9:02 am 
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For snowboard repair:
4 long voile straps
12 feet of duct tape, 6 feet wrapped around each pole
spare hardware for my bindings
parachute chord
pocket screwdriver with philips/flathead/4mm allen

And if we're talking first aid then add a small kit with:
shears
tape
moleskin
ibuprofen
neosporin
sam splint for finger

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 Post subject: Re: Field Repair Stuff, What do you carry?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 11:37 am 
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I carry one of each nut, bolt, screw for my bindings. duct tape, zip ties, spare slider pin, pair of small knife, pliers & tools necessary for any binding repair. Other random stuff not in my first aid kit include, glow stick, small mirror, lift ticket wicket, rubber bands. I think there's more but I can't remember at the moment.


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 Post subject: Re: Field Repair Stuff, What do you carry?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 7:43 pm 
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8 zap-straps/zip ties (they're light and strong - broke a strap last year on the first day of a cabin trip, zap-strapped it back together and rode for three days on it with no problems).
Leatherman Skeletool.
Petzl Zipka.
Hockey tape and dyneema cord.
Spare pole basket.
Lighter & tea light candle
(can use the candle for wax if skins are schmooing up).
First aid stuff.
Spare touring pin.


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 Post subject: Re: Field Repair Stuff, What do you carry?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 9:24 am 
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I guess I am travelling a little too light. Some good ideas here I will add to my pack, esp the zip ties and hockey tape.


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 Post subject: Re: Field Repair Stuff, What do you carry?
PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2011 11:26 pm 
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+1 on the spare basket. Lost one at the beginning of the day once. Sucked. Carry a spare now. Same trip I lost a buckle - was carrying zip ties and duct tape, which saved the day. Good call on the extra cord - will add some.

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