Kevin already mountain test rider for snowmobile calm today I'd like to talk about some of the survival equipment that we use when we're riding in the backcountry I've often heard it said that you can travel further on a snowmobile in a half hour then you could walk out in a day so with that being said I'd like to talk about some of the things that we carry with us when traveling in the backcountry there's a minimum amount of gear that you should carry especially if you're going to be in avalanche terrain first thing you'd want to have with you is an avalanche beacon we've used this BCA tracker and the BCA tracker to that this one is and they've worked very good for us they're very simple to use and they're easy to learn the key to this though is to practice with it so anybody travel in the backcountry should have one of these with them with the knowledge to use it another thing that you should have with you is a shovel and a probe the unique thing about this shovel is it can be converted into a whole mode or you can repin it and it works as a shovel another thing that we've been carrying is this BCA float 22 throttle series the reason that we've chose this bag and what we like about this is the feature to things it's designed for snowmobile use because the plunger the activation plunger is on the right so therefore you can maintain your hand on the throttle you can reach over and activate the airbag if necessary another reason that we that I like about this BCA bag is that all of this stuff the probe the shovel has its own compartments inside other things that we've carried with us when we're out in the backcountry are these fire starters personally what I view is this it's a waterproof matches when you strike these they'll burn for a very long time in this container they're sealed by an old ring and then here's an Emery but contained inside of it is some cotton and also in here is some Emery that'll keep it dry we've been carrying this Sol survive outdoors longer it's a little-bitty bag if you had to spend a night it rolls out like a sleeping bag the key to this though is is you wouldn't want to climb in it go lay on the snow you want to make sure that you have something to insulate you from the snow another thing that we like to carry I like this this headlamp these new LED headlamps are extremely bright and they're light here's another light that can clamp on we like to carry a first-aid kit with us we've had times when things have happened it's very important that whatever you have in your backpack that it is in a waterproof container because you get a lot of moisture you're going to ruin the stuff that's back there and if you ever need it it might not be effective at another point I'd like to stress about traveling in avalanche country is I would say that knowledge is the key and it's very important that you you look up local avalanche courses take advantage they're taught throughout the country in mountain country and there's always a course that's being taught now we're going to set up an air bag to show you how it works this is a last resort safety item and again knowledge to say stay out of these areas is is the key this is how the the BCA airbag works studies have shown that this is your best chance of survival in an avalanche but here again take time to attend an avalanche course and take time to make sure that you understand the operation of this airbag that the trigger is set that everything is hooked up and that it's ready to go

Avalanche and Mountain Snowmobiling Safety
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2 thoughts on “Avalanche and Mountain Snowmobiling Safety

  • June 6, 2019 at 3:45 am
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    wow you can tell this guy has no idea what he's talking about when it comes to survival gear. The matches burn very quickly! I produce a survival kit for my local area and I use these matches but they don't hold a frame. and his survival kit is a joke! Use the 5'c: Cordage, Cover, Cutting, Combustion, and Container. having something to light a fire and something to hold a fire

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  • June 6, 2019 at 3:45 am
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    where are all your videos?/  Did that fat guy finally retire?   He had no idea how to ride anyway.   See Ya.

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