Gear – Use it & Don’t Lose it.

| August 19, 2008 | 2 Comments
Whatever gear you decide to use, make sure to actually test it out before taking it on an extended trip. Little details, like boots not fitting in bindings or crampons being the wrong size can be show stoppers in remote locations. It sounds basic, but it is surprising how often this comes up and how much it can impact a trip! 
Two telemark skiers trying to decide which Alpine Touring boot will work best.  This image of Armond (left) sitting on a one-gallon propane cylinder in front of a wood stove always brings a smile to my face.
Two expert tele skiers trying to decide which Alpine Touring boot will work best. This image of Armond (left) sitting on a one-gallon propane cylinder in front of a wood stove always brings a smile to my face.

Identifying your gear with self-adhesive return address labels which are then covered with clear tape is a good way of getting it back if it is lost. Skiers are an honest group and if a lost ski has a name on it, most people will try to get it back to you, if for no other reason than to hear how it was lost in the first place.

Return address labels attached to your gear and covered with clear tape.
Return address labels attached to your gear and covered with clear tape.

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Andrew McLean lives in Park City, Utah and is a gear designer, writer, photographer, ski mountaineer, climber, Mountain Unicycle rider and father of two very loud little girls.

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  1. Shelby says:

    Is that little disk behind the Dynafit binding for your F3/F1’s? Did you just epoxy down?

  2. Andrew says:

    Hi Shelby – The little disk is lock out the flex on the F1/F3’s. After trying many differnt designs, this one seems the fastest, lightest and easiest to build. I’ll put some details of how to do it up tomorrow (Weds).

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