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 Post subject: Whats in your pack?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:04 am 
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If your like me you probably have a gadget/devise/tool that others don't seem to carry. I have found that something like this generally offers a little insight into a individuals personality. For example, being a transplanted aussie I carry a really old compact set of Sidcrome (once aussie made) tools for both MTBing and on the slopes. This kit comes with me for both day and multi-day trips and has got me out of the shit more than once.

But what gets the most attention is the equally as old tobacco tin that keeps the tools together, that I found in a small old shop in Celje Slovenia on my 3 year backpacking jaunt. Most of the tools come in handy but there are a couple that are nothing but dead weight, for some reason though I cant break them up. My tool set reminds me of good times and things I have done, and seen. Nothing these days scream quality like the tools of yesteryear.....

So what does everyone carry? Share a little insight!

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 Post subject: Re: Whats in your pack?
PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 3:10 pm 
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Toilet paper, wet wipes and a couple extra liner gloves.

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 Post subject: Re: Whats in your pack?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:19 am 
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rightsider wrote:
Toilet paper, wet wipes and a couple extra liner gloves.


Bet you've seen some pretty good views and had memorable times when using at least one of those tools!

Extra set of glove liners and gloves on the longer overnight trips for me. And a candle for when I need to worm my hands up quickly.

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 Post subject: Re: Whats in your pack?
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I always carry a couple voile orange straps. They have come in handy many times. Holding an iced over skin on, securing a snowboard (or friend's skis) to a pack tighter, etc...

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 Post subject: Re: Whats in your pack?
PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:54 pm 
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Ductape, zip ties, swiss knife, light, alu foil blanket, extra goggles and gloves, anti freeze fluid, some high sugar snack that wont freeze up.


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 Post subject: Re: Whats in your pack?
PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 2:55 pm 
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For relaxed tours I like to carry a small thermos of coffee. There's nothin' like chillin' out on a log or a rock in a place with a great view sippin' a cup a' joe.

For those who like to geek out on gear I have a generic gear list that I keep taped to the wall in my kitchen that I reference when packing for a trip.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc ... 0tCU1ZDR3c

I have similar lists for winter camping and summer backpacking as well.

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 Post subject: Re: Whats in your pack?
PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 10:28 am 
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Things that came in handy on my last tour:

-VHF radio (w/ local frequencies or ability to field-program)
-map (paper + topo loaded onto my phone)
-Voile straps
-tensor bandage (small first aid kit)

FYI, G3 shovel handles make a great splint. Also, if shit goes sideways, it takes waaaay longer than you might think to get pulled out of the backcountry, even if you have line-of-sight with the local heliport.

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 Post subject: Re: Whats in your pack?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 1:24 am 
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samh wrote:
For relaxed tours I like to carry a small thermos of coffee. There's nothin' like chillin' out on a log or a rock in a place with a great view sippin' a cup a' joe.

For those who like to geek out on gear I have a generic gear list that I keep taped to the wall in my kitchen that I reference when packing for a trip.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc ... 0tCU1ZDR3c

I have similar lists for winter camping and summer backpacking as well.




Damn and I thought I was a preparation nerd with my ' mtn bike box, snowboard box and camping box'...


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 Post subject: Re: Whats in your pack?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 1:31 am 
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strain wrote:
Things that came in handy on my last tour:

FYI, G3 shovel handles make a great splint. Also, if shit goes sideways, it takes waaaay longer than you might think to get pulled out of the backcountry, even if you have line-of-sight with the local heliport.


Sweet tip!

ductape raped around pole handles doubles as grip and real accessible for when you need it.


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 Post subject: Re: Whats in your pack?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 9:22 am 
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Off the top of my head, my typical load:
    metal shovel/3m probe
    voile strap (x2)
    synthetic puffy
    light shell (Patagonia M10)
    dry bag stuff sack if the weather is questionable
    extra beanie
    goggles
    heavier gloves
    handwarmer packets (x4)
    stove/fuel/stormproof matches
    ti cup/ti spork
    1 to 2 liters of water
    instant oat meal
    instant cocoa
    BCA saw
    3mm knotted chord (cutting blocks/cornices)
    random 'biners
    antibacterial gel
    wet wipes
    headlamp
    light first aid kit/SAM splint/SAM finger splints
    food to suit the objective
    *edit #2* small tube of sunscreen and I start the day with a big tube at the car

That's what's in my pack usually and I'll have the following on me or in my pockets while skinning:
    transciever
    light leather gloves
    pocket knife
    quick snacks
    light wool beanie
    light balaclava
    BD 3-piece poles with 6 feet of tape wrapped around one pole and bicycle bar wrap on both poles for extended grips
    thin long sleeve shirt and optionally a thicker shirt that otherwise goes into the pack
    sunglasses
    *edit* multidriver with flat/phillips/4mm allen/8&10mm wrench

My slackcountry pack is a lot more simple:
    plastic shovel/203cm probe
    750ml of water
    microfiber towel
    snack

I'll edit to add more as I remember them.

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 Post subject: Re: Whats in your pack?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 3:51 pm 
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the three essentials.

lighter, ____, _____.

fill in the blanks.

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 Post subject: Re: Whats in your pack?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 5:18 pm 
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-If I'm above treeline there's a 30m 8mm rope, couple slings, beaners, belay device. Always have a whippet, ice axe and harness is dependent
-Instead of lugging around water I take my Jetboil Sol(with a full fuel canister it weighs 500g,the same as a 1/2 litre of water, but will yield 10L and is about the same size as a large Nalgene bottle)
-bivy
-Extra pin and bracket,ladder,powerstrap

same as most others, multitool,petzel, pair of 2 way radios,duct tape, pain killers,lighter, any extra layers or sunscreen

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 Post subject: Re: Whats in your pack?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 7:43 am 
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Jason4 wrote:
Off the top of my head, my typical load:
[list]metal shovel/3m probe
voile strap (x2)
...

I'll edit to add more as I remember them.


Nice! This is very helpful Jason! Thanks! Talk about being prepared...


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