Skiing & Snow
These were a gift and were very much appreciated.==> https://t.co/3pni5adKE1 They work well and the metal grips on bottom of snowshoes helps maintain great stability on icy trail conditions.
I just went for the first time last weekend and brought a similar pack. I carried 2 litres of water since I didn't want to melt snow. I also carried a bivvy and tarp in case I had to stay out overnight. Oh and survival food in addition to lunch just in case. I took more than I needed to keep me in shape for hiking as the package are similar weight.
If snowshoeing in deep snow (measured in feet!) the trekking poles don't cut it. Use a single long "shepherds hook" style pole cut from a sapling. If you fall through a snow covered bush use the pole to hook a small tree etc. to get out.
I use TSL Rando 206 snowshoes, narrower – and hourglass shaped for easier walking, prefer lighter Hi-tech v-lite boots- crashed about in the alps with them and still have all my toes. One thing I have in my kit is a bivvy bag (- either a bright orange heavy duty refuse / trash bag, or a commercially custom designed shelter).
One of my new revalation finds recently is a 'battery powered lightstick' – yes that's right- its a 3 setting 1 flashlight, 2 lights up like a lightstick and 3 flashes.
What was the name of the stainless steel crampons you said you added to the snowshoes? It seems like a good idea to do this mod, but it's hard to know what would fit, and where i might get them (or was it home-made?).
Going to try out snowshoeing this winter in Vermont. My awesome girlfriend bought me a set of Tubbs snowshoes that came with Black diamond trekking poles and a snowshoe pack. It was a good package deal. Thanks for another good video.
"big ass eskimo gloves"
I love your videos Jason. Thank you for taking your time on them. Also, your wife is beautiful. You are a lucky man.
I have always wanted to try snow showing or cross country skiing. Great video!
Thanks man! I hope you get out.
This video makes me miss the snow! Might have to plan a trip up north for some snow and fun! Great video once again Jason!
Great Gear Talk Episode, Jason! It helped me out, it's nice to see what other people wear and pack when trekking in the cold.
Nicely done . Gets me in the snow shoe mood! Thank's
Another informative video, thanks.
you might considder carying a small trowel and some toiletpaper for when you run out of luck 🙂 Just kidding, nice vid thanks
Nice mod to the Tubbs; don't forget to take Snickers bar as well! 🙂
Oh he end was sweet. 🙂
The Denalis are great snowshoes. I love those blades for lateral traction. I really want the new Tubbs Flex Alps that have the same feature plus all the other features I love about Tubbs snowshoes. I can't spend the money right now but when I can, I'm going to treat myself to a pair. Tubbs makes a mean snowshoe!
No. I don't think I've ever carried all of the ten essentials at any given point. So far, I've been either lucky or smart. I guess I won't know until I need them. 😉
Great video Jason!
We use the MSR Denali classics. They have a pair of sawtooth blades along the sides that allow us to traverse sideways across a slope.
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