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 Post subject: Packing list - replacement/repair items needed?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 5:14 am 
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I’ve only hiked in Switzerland so far (i.e. densely populated tiny country with lots of shops around to replace broken gear) and I’m new to splitboarding... Will travel to Alaska in spring, some guided hiking is planned; there will be no shop close by, so I have to bring whatever can break.

New gear I don’t know the weak points yet:
- Jones Solution split with Voilé pucks
- Sparks Afterburner bindings + Sabertooth crampon
- Sparks G3 skins
- Black Diamond carbon Z pole
- Mammut PAS backpack + Cartridge 300 Bar
- Ride double BOA boot

I’ve ordered a BOA repair kit and replacement ladder straps. What else is likely to break and should I pack with that setup?

Gear I usually pack: Mammut Pulse beacon, probe, and shovel, light first aid kit (Ortovox), duct tape, Swiss army knife, replacement gloves and (flat light) goggles, thermos and lots of Ovo Sport (barley-malt energy bars).
Are there more essential items I should I pack?

Thanks in advance for any hint!


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 Post subject: Re: Packing list - replacement/repair items needed?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:33 am 
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Take a selection of fastener hardware (screws, nuts, washers, etc) for the bindings too. All you need to do is lose one nut and you're done riding. Keep an eye on the plastic washers that hold the ankle strap in place. Those have failed on me.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 10:39 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Packing list - replacement/repair items needed?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 11:38 am 
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neni wrote:
Gear I usually pack: Mammut Pulse beacon, probe, and shovel, light first aid kit (Ortovox), duct tape, Swiss army knife, replacement gloves and (flat light) goggles, thermos and lots of Ovo Sport (barley-malt energy bars).
Are there more essential items I should I pack?

Cell phone! (but I assume you bring it anyway)
Don't know about phone network coverage in AK. If weak/nonexistent coverage there, a SPOT or satellite phone (available for rent) could be a good idea.


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 Post subject: Re: Packing list - replacement/repair items needed?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 2:02 pm 
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Like others have said, bring at least one extra of all nuts/bolts for the bindings. Also a spare pin wouldn't hurt, imaging losing that and not having an extra!

Also, multi tool that fits all your nuts/bolts.

But yeah, assorted zip ties and voile straps will get you out of almost anything, at least to get you back to your hut.

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 Post subject: Re: Packing list - replacement/repair items needed?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:23 pm 
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Thanks for the tips! Will look for nuts/bolts. Check. Had to look up zit tie :) oh yes, at home, together with duct tape, they're my fix all items of choice, but didn't think of using them for emergency fixing in bc. They'll go to the list as well.

Yes, multitool is standard companion, forgot to mention; also cellphone.BTW, was told that the phone interferes with the beacon signal... is this true? Had it in the backpack (and not in front jacket pocket) ever since...
I assume that I won't need a satellite phone since we must bring a radio for the guided trips.

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Also a spare pin wouldn't hurt, imaging losing that and not having an extra!


I assume this is not necessary for the Tesla Afterburners? The Magneto I had on a rented split had a pin fo fix the binding on the pucks, do you mean that thingy? Or are there other pins to lose I'm oblivious to?


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I do not use them anymore, but I have broken Voile pucks before, I would take one of each style as spares.

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Nah, I think he meant the old style binding pin.

Bring a few Voile straps of various lengths too. I've used them for a few BC emergency repairs.

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 Post subject: Re: Packing list - replacement/repair items needed?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 1:17 am 
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neni wrote:
also cellphone.BTW, was told that the phone interferes with the beacon signal... is this true? Had it in the backpack (and not in front jacket pocket) ever since...

True, therefore makes sense to either turn it off (also, battery isn't being drained then) or make sure to get at least 30cm distance between cell phone and beacon.
Same applies to walkie-talkies and some GPS devices.


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Bailing wire. Sugru. Duct tape. Spare powder baskets.

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 Post subject: Re: Packing list - replacement/repair items needed?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 4:59 pm 
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Dental floss... there's a stoty behind that?

b_ret wrote:
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That's a Canuck rite? Uhm... I'll check what I can pilfer from my godson :lol:

Backpack is filling up... Thanks to all. Highly appreciated!

Different question. Our so far used Arcteryx and Deuter backpacks had integrate back protectors. Was a bit surprised to find out that the Mammut PAS (and many others) don't have that. Do you wear a backprotector under the backpack? I'm not completely happy with the thought of having a backwards fall on e.g. a thermos...


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