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January 6, 2010
If you’re caught in an avalanche, Backcountry Access’s new Float 30 backpack will give you potentially life-saving flotation and neck support and make you more visible to rescuers. A rip cord on the pack’s shoulder strap releases compressed carbon dioxide that inflates a 150-liter air bag. Want to see that airbag inflate? We have video.
September 15, 2009
There are four main things you need in the backcountry: a pack, a shovel, a probe, and a beacon. A Leatherman might come in handy too.
March 27, 2009
Skis and boots will only get you so far in the backcountry. Don’t forget all the other stuff you’ll need to get you in and out safely.