1. Transceiver / Beacon
  2. Shovel (The purpose is to dig a snow evaluation pit and snow cave shelters, perform shovel shire tests and provide avalanche rescue.)
  3. Probe Poles (main purpose is pinpointing avalanche victims. 2 probe poles with rutshblock cord are used  to setup ski shire block test)
  4. Snow Saw (used for cutting blocks when doing snow pit shire block test)
  5. Rutshblock cord (used with 2 probe poles to set up for a ski shire test)


Snow Study Kit

  1. Thermometers (2 for determining snow temperature gradients in snowpack)
  2. Slope Meter (tool for determining avalanche slope angle quickly and easily)
  3. Compass (used for knowing when the terrain aspect is in a avalanche warning forecasted area and for snow study analysis forecast)
  4. Snow evaluation magnifier (Magnifies snow facets for snow analysis test)
  5. Life-Link snow crystal card (symbols & scales for snow study analysis)
  6. Weather band radio (for current weather conditions and future forecasts)


Outdoor Gear

  1. Helmet
  2. Goggles, sun glasses (UV rated)
  3. Crampons
  4. Ice axe


 Stormy Weather Outer Layer  (wind/waterproof)

  1. Jacket 
  2. Pants
  3. Gloves, mittens
  4. Hat, balaclava, beanie

 Inner layers (no cotton)

  1. Long Johns
  2. Fleece Glove liners
  3. Ski socks


  Ski Pack Etc...

  1. Ski Pack
  2. First aid kit: (Band aids, gauze, tape, antiseptic, medications, sunscreen, lip balm, moleskin.
  3. Emergency blanket or  Bivi bag (hurt victims need to be kept warm until rescue)
  4. Hydration system / Water bottle
  5. Thermos for hot liquids
  6. Compact stove,  pot, utensils / Sharp knife
  7. Waterproof Matches & candle & flashlight (Used for heat and light in a snow cave, Tuna can make good candle holders)
  8. Duct Tape (fix all)
  9. Webbing (used for building splints for broken limbs / and or emergency sleds to carry hurt victims)
  10. High energy food / snacks