Back Country Sled Gear

Back Country Sled Gear

Checklist

Wearing

  • Helmet
  • Goggles with various colored spare lenses
  • Balaclava
  • Backpack or avalanche floatation pack – recommend 30 liters or more of storage
  • Windproof, waterproof, breathable outer shell (Jacket & Pants)
  • Quick dry insulating layers
  • Wicking under layers (keep skin dry)
  • High performance socks – i.e. Smart Wool – mid to heavy weight
  • Boots – solid construction to support toes & ankles – waterproof with excellent traction
  • Gloves – Windproof, waterproof
  • Two-way radio with waterproof mic
  • Transceiver – 3 antennae, marking digital beacon, with update capability.

Jacket and/or belt pockets on pack straps

  • Small penlight/flashlight
  • Small pocket knife/ utility knife/ Leatherman
  • Light gloves
  • Lighter Kleenex in plastic bag
  • Silk cloth (to clean goggles/glasses)
  • Whistle (Fox 40) (abs bag has a built in whistle on front buckle)
  • Backpack / Avalanche Air Bag

Backpack(abs) contents

  • High Quality Spare Clothing
  • Wicking, medium insulating underlayers (top and bottom)
  • High performance socks – i.e. Smart Wool – heavyweight
  • Light windproof gloves –
  • Down jacket – low packing volume
  • Heavy Mitts
  • Toque
  • Shovel (long handle, heat treated)
  • Saw – (integrated into shovel handle)
  • Probe (minimum 260cm long)
  • Cord (~100’), Light rope & webbing (15’)
  • Duct tape
  • Map
  • Compass with signal mirror
  • Spare Batteries (for GPS, beacon, headlamp)
  • Toilet Paper
  • Headlamp
  • Firestarter Waterproof lighting source /flint/ Lighter
  • Mini-stove with pot (muff pot)
  • High energy food/bars/jerky Dehydrated meal in large foil bag (foil bag acts as a bowl for eating)
  • Florescent tape/flagging
  • Tin-foil
  • Credit card, cash, ID (wallet)
  • Cell Phone
  • Emergency locator beacon with GPS function and satellite communication (INREACH)
  • Plastic bags – ziplock, shopping bags, garbage bags
  • First Aid Kit – see contents list below
  • Sunscreen/Lip chap (face and lips)
  • Extra Goggles
  • Extra Key for sled
  • Camera-go pro/cell phone
  • Toque Avaluator2 Card

Main Sled Storage

  • Lunch
  • Water
  • Tow Rope
  • Spare belt
  • Carabineers Clevis
  • Hose Clamps
  • Ratchet
  • Bungee straps
  • Tools specific to your sled (add to the stock tool kit)
  • Needle Nose pliers/ vice grips
  • Magnet
  • Spare spark plugs and belts
  • Emergency starter rope
  • Electrical tape AND duct tape
  • Plastic zip-ties
  • Wire
  • Gas
  • Snow study kit - Example/Features - Crystal screen - Ruler - Inclinometer - Loupe - Thermometers (2) - Pencils (2) - Field book – waterproof paper

Miscellaneous Gear distributed among group

  • Hatchet
  • Stove/fuel Tarp (with some or all of these properties, durable, light, grommets, reflective)
  • Pulley
  • Snobunje
  • Emergency insulated sleeping pad
  • Binoculars

In the Truck or trailer

  • Spare Transceiver
  • Spare Shovel
  • Spare Probe
  • Spare Gear Emergency keys stashed in known location
  • Tire Chains Big Shovel
  • Truck Tow Rope
  • Ratchet straps, bungee straps Big First Aid Kit Blankets

First Aid Kit

  • Sunscreen
  • Prescription
  • medication with directions - Notes re: personal health status, common warning signs and treatment Extra prescription glasses
  • Lighter
  • Triangular bandages
  • Pressure bandage
  • Gauze pads (small & large)
  • Adhesive bandages (small & large)
  • Roll gauze (small & large)
  • Feminine products (for the obvious uses. Also…pads are a sterile dressing for a cut. Tampons dipped in gas can be a fire starter.)
  • Alcohol wipes
  • Antiseptic wipes
  • Antibiotic ointment
  • Butterfly bandages
  • Anti-inflammatory, pain, fever i.e. Ibuprofen/Advil Painkiller i.e. Codeine/Tylenol 3 Aspirin
  • Mini Pocket Mask (Mouth-to-mouth barrier)
  • 4 pair latex gloves
  • Microspore tape
  • Razor/knife Scissors
  • Needle and thread
  • Tweezers
  • Versatile splinting material
  • Space blanket
  • Small plastic bags Plastic garbage bag (orange)
  • Waterproof Note Paper Pencil
  • Medical assessment check lists.