21 thoughts on “Snowshoeing Gear

  • May 30, 2019 at 9:28 pm
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    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.

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  • May 30, 2019 at 9:28 pm
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    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.

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  • May 30, 2019 at 9:28 pm
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    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.

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  • May 30, 2019 at 9:28 pm
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    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.

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  • May 30, 2019 at 9:28 pm
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    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?).

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  • May 30, 2019 at 9:28 pm
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    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.

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  • May 30, 2019 at 9:28 pm
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    "big ass eskimo gloves"

    LMAO

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  • May 30, 2019 at 9:28 pm
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    I love your videos Jason. Thank you for taking your time on them. Also, your wife is beautiful. You are a lucky man.

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  • May 30, 2019 at 9:28 pm
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    I have always wanted to try snow showing or cross country skiing. Great video!

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  • May 30, 2019 at 9:28 pm
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    Thanks man! I hope you get out.

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  • May 30, 2019 at 9:28 pm
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    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!

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  • May 30, 2019 at 9:28 pm
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    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.

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  • May 30, 2019 at 9:28 pm
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    Nicely done . Gets me in the snow shoe mood! Thank's

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  • May 30, 2019 at 9:28 pm
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    Another informative video, thanks.

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  • May 30, 2019 at 9:28 pm
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    you might considder carying a small trowel and some toiletpaper for when you run out of luck 🙂 Just kidding, nice vid thanks

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  • May 30, 2019 at 9:28 pm
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    Nice mod to the Tubbs; don't forget to take Snickers bar as well! 🙂

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  • May 30, 2019 at 9:28 pm
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    Oh he end was sweet. 🙂

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  • May 30, 2019 at 9:28 pm
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    Hey Bill,
    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!

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  • May 30, 2019 at 9:28 pm
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    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. 😉

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  • May 30, 2019 at 9:28 pm
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    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.

    Bill

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