#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)
Map, compass (with signal mirror)
Altimeter and/or a GPS with altimeter function
Spare batteries (for GPS, beacon and headlamp)
Multi-tool (Leatherman or a Swiss Army knife)
Waterproof lighting source—flint
Mini-stove with pot, utensil and fuel
High-energy food (bars or jerky)
Dehydrated meal in large foil bag
Bivy sack (windproof, waterproof) or a light tarp (reflective on one side)
Fluorescent tape or flagging
Cell phone and/or satellite phone
Emergency phone numbers for area
Credit card numbers, cash
Emergency locator beacon (e.g. SPOT, inREACH)
Plastic bags—Ziplock, shopping bags or garbage bags