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Ski Touring Repair Kit

Postby Joe White » Tue Dec 21, 2010 5:59 am

On a recent backcountry ski touring trip...a binding needed adjustment and my repair kit did not include a few necessary items to do a proper fix.

What is included in your backcountry ski touring kit?
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Re: Ski Touring Repair Kit

Postby T Sharp » Tue Dec 21, 2010 6:33 am

A roll of electricians tape, length of soft wire, multi tool, I also keep duct tape wrapped around my ski pole. A buddy and I actually repaired the broken toe bar on his Riva II`s with electricians tape.... got him back to the car! I of course carry an extensive survival kit also.
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Re: Ski Touring Repair Kit

Postby Joe White » Tue Dec 21, 2010 6:48 pm

Trying to compile some of your ideas...

A ski touring fix-it kit should have:

Allen wrench
Mini adjustable wrench
Electricians tape,
Length of soft wire,
Multi tool,
Duct tape
Parachute cord

are we missing anything else?
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Re: Ski Touring Repair Kit

Postby MoapaPk » Tue Dec 21, 2010 9:43 pm

I used to carry one of those temporary tips (with the one-way saw-teeth). I don't know if they even make those for modern skis, and the tips may now be a lot stronger.
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Re: Ski Touring Repair Kit

Postby Kai » Wed Dec 22, 2010 6:22 am

Brooks Range Multi tool

http://brooks-range.com/bc-multi-tool.html

3 extra binding screws, 5 minute epoxy and some steel wool

2 heavy duty plastic Voile straps
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Re: Ski Touring Repair Kit

Postby Joe White » Wed Dec 22, 2010 6:37 am

Kai wrote:Brooks Range Multi tool

http://brooks-range.com/bc-multi-tool.html

3 extra binding screws, 5 minute epoxy and some steel wool

2 heavy duty plastic Voile straps


that's a really clever tool. wow, thanks for the link.
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Re: Ski Touring Repair Kit

Postby dadndave » Thu Dec 23, 2010 8:21 am

MoapaPk wrote:I used to carry one of those temporary tips (with the one-way saw-teeth). I don't know if they even make those for modern skis, and the tips may now be a lot stronger.
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I never used one of those for it's design purpose, but they do make a good brace for a sprained wrist!
Stick with conservatism. It's less mentally challenging.
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Re: Ski Touring Repair Kit

Postby Bill Kerr » Thu Dec 23, 2010 9:15 pm

Zip ties of various sizes and lengths can come in handy. I also carry a spare basket for my poles and have lent it out severral times. I make sure that I carry the specific bit sizes for each set of bindings.
You can make a reasonable sled with two skis, crossed poles and a pack and the parachute cord and zip ties. Not great but can get someone out.
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Re: Ski Touring Repair Kit

Postby The Chief » Thu Dec 23, 2010 9:30 pm

FortMental wrote:
Joe White wrote:3 extra binding screws, 5 minute epoxy and some steel wool


Better bring an inflatable leg splint too if you're ripping binding screws. And keep the rescue chopper on standby.



Apparently you don't huck anything over 10ft.

Do that in a pre '06 pair of these, and you'll rip them completely right off your boards, guaranteed. Seen it happen twice and nada happened to dudes that were in em...
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Also, watch yourself in this version of these as well. Same deal....
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Re: Ski Touring Repair Kit

Postby robpatterson5 » Thu Dec 23, 2010 9:32 pm

Lou Dawson has a good post on this for denali and also his regular kit, also straightchuter.com.
For remote trips its worthwhile bringing one entire spare binding, or if your in Dynafit just a heel, or both a heel and toe piece.
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Re: Ski Touring Repair Kit

Postby The Chief » Thu Dec 23, 2010 9:49 pm

robpatterson5 wrote:Lou Dawson has a good post on this for denali and also his regular kit, also straightchuter.com.
For remote trips its worthwhile bringing one entire spare binding, or if your in Dynafit just a heel, or both a heel and toe piece.


Been an avid fan of his for well over 15 years now....

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