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#sledsafer - When you recreate in the Back Country are you Prepared?

What's in your Pack?

Here is a list of items that we carry in our packs. Please note: the supplies in this pack are combined with gear that is stowed on our sleds, our jackets and in the truck. Be sure to view the full list of gear and where we choose to store it. 

  • 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 & balaclava

  • Whistle (Fox 40)—tied on packstrap or zipper closure for EASY access
  • Shovel (long handle, heat treated)
  • Probe (minimum 300 cm long)
  • Saw—folding, pruning saw or "chainsaw-in-a-can"
  • Cord (~100-foot), light rope & webbing (15-foot)
  • Duct tape
  • Map, compass (with signal mirror)
  • Altimeter and/or a GPS with altimeter function
  • Spare batteries (for GPS, beacon and headlamp)
  • Toilet paper
  • Headlamp
  • Multi-tool (Leatherman or a Swiss Army knife)
  • Waterproof lighting source—flint
  • Lighter
  • Firestarter
  • Mini-stove with pot, utensil and fuel
  • 30-hour candle
  • High-energy food (bars or jerky)
  • Dehydrated meal in large foil bag
  • Bivy sack (windproof, waterproof) or a light tarp (reflective on one side)
  • Glo-sticks
  • Hunting knife
  • Pencil flares
  • Fluorescent tape or flagging
  • Tinfoil
  • Cell phone and/or satellite phone
  • Emergency phone numbers for area
  • Credit card numbers, cash
  • Emergency locator beacon (e.g. SPOT, inREACH)
  • Carabiner
  • Duct tape
  • Plastic bags—Ziplock, shopping bags or garbage bags
  • First aid kit—see contents list