Beacon. Shovel. Probe. Everyone in your party should have these three items and know how to use them.
- Buy quality avalanche safety equipment – It doesn’t help you locate your buddy or have them locate you if your gear is old or not working correctly.
- Figure out how long it takes to turn your beacon to receive, pull out your shovel and probe and put them together. (Don’t know what that means? Take a course).
- Practice…A LOT.
- Avalanche Airbag System
- Rescue reflector
- Emergency Communication Device – to call for help
- First aid kit, warm jacket and tarp or pad to reduce the onset of hypothermia until help arrives.
Want more insight on specific gear topics? We’ve got you covered:
Packing for the Unexpected: Reccomended gear for a day in the backcountry.
To Float or Not to Float: Is an airbag pack worth the investment? Everything you need to know to make an educated decision.
Your Tranceiver and You: Building a long lasting relationship with your special friend.