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Back Country Access Arsenal Shovel and Avalanche Probe
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http://www.rateskigear.com Bruce Edgerly of Back Country Access demonstrates the BCA Arsenal Shovel and Avalanche Probe as well as the snow saw version of BCA's aluminum avalanche shovel at the Outdoor Retailers show in Salt Lake City, Utah, January 21, 2010.

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  snowtrek  Product Review: Hydrapak hydration reservoir
I recently purchased a hydration reservoir for my Dakine Poacher Backpack . As it turns out, the Dakine Reservoir and many other OE partners are made by Hydrapak. I finally got the chance to give my reservoir a try, and it's great! There are couple of features that make the hydrapak reservoirs really nice. Detachable drinking tube! - The detachable drinking tube is a really nice feature, especially when used with my pack, which routes...
  snowtrek  Costco Winter Gear 2014
Guess it's time to start my Costco Winter Gear 2014 thread. I've been really disappointed this year. I'm just seeing a total lack of inventory in my area. Even online, they're only carrying 6-8 Winter Sports items. I've read that the longshoremen are purposely slowing down the ports for leverage on contract negotiation, so I guess it's possible that we might start seeing more stuff. At this point I'm not holding out hope. What I learned last...
  snowtrek  DIY chains?
Has anyone attempted to make any? I just saw that Rainier has areas open but have stated that "All vehicles are required to carry chains when traveling in the park during the winter season (Nov 1 - May 1)." I don't have any for the Jeep and thought it couldn't too hard. Though they could be made out of a bit more forgiving material such as rope also. Baller
  snowtrek  Costco Winter Gear 2013
Every year Costco gets in great winter gear, so lets dedicate a thread to Costco! I stopped by Costco today, and here are few things that I saw. I expect more new products over the next couple of months. First up is the Rush Snowtube. $59.99 I already have 2 of these things. I highly recommend them! They work very well and are very well made. killer price! This year they are coming in yellow. Lifeline Snow Shovel 2pack - $19.79 (pri...
  snowtrek  Autosock
Just stumbled upon these and was wondering what you all think. Discuss... Baller
  snowtrek  Thrift Shop Winter Gear
Gearing up doesn't have to be expensive. You can score some great deals on winter gear at the thrift stores. What deals have you found? We hit the thrift store circuit today. I had to pass up an awesome pair of wool pants that were a little too small, but I scored this 100% wool Eddie Bauer Flannel shirt for $6. New condition!

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Homemade Trekking Pole Monopod
This is how I converted my trekking poles into a monopod.
Hydrapak Hydration Reservoir
I recently purchased a hydration reservoir for my Dakine Poacher Backpack. As it turns out, the Dakine Reservoir and many other OE partners are made by Hydrapak. I finally got the chance to give my reservoir a try, and it's great! There are couple of features that make the hydrapak reservoirs really nice.
GoPro HD Hero2 Camera
Why a GoPro Camera? It fills the gap between a standard digital camera or DSLR, and a camcorder. I can't even begin think of all the times the "other cameras" were left behind because it simply wasn't safe to bring them or use them.
Dakine Poacher Pack
The Dakine Snow Pack family of backpacks are purpose built for experiencing the backcountry in the snow. Features are well thought-out and implemented in a way that preserves precious space, yet maintain organization and ease of access. Whether you're hitting the ski slopes for the day, or doing some serious snowshoeing or mountaineering, Dakine offers several packs designed to meet our needs in the backcountry.
Voile Avalanche Shovel
When exploring the backcountry in the deep snow, an avalanche shovel is a must have. As backcountry explorers, we rely on our avalanche shovel to build a snow shelter or to dig out our stuck snowmobile or vehicle. In a worst case senario, lives may depend on a shovel that can chip through solid ice. Voile-usa offers several avalanche shovels to meet our needs in the backcountry.