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Re: What Piece of Extra Safety Gear?
« Reply #25 on: 01/01/17, 11:29 AM »

I carry an MSR reactor stove on almost all tours, even simple day tours. The weight of the stove + fuel is comparable to a full Nalgene, so it basically replaces weight and volume I'd be carrying anyway. An added bonus is the mid-tour hot lunch.

Other than that, a shovel, emergency bivy sack, and a down or synthetic parka are all that goes along on day trips. My thought is that I can dig a decent snow cave, warm up with the stove, and stay warm with the parka. If you leave the skins on your skis and put them in the furry side up with your pack over them, they make a decent sleeping pad, so I don't worry about packing a pad for day trips.

PLB and a rescue sled rig should probably be in the kit as well.
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