Back on a Backcountry Budget

Post by blogger | October 24, 2005      

Well, now that the big spenders are back from our Denver, Colorado trip (see below), time to tighten the belt again and work with our $1,000.00 backcountry skier. After all, he’s still got money to burn! Our backcountry skiing guy has essentials such as skis, bindings, and boots, but he needs a backpack. Trick here is to not be too particular, and get something small, light and less complex that still has side straps for carrying skis. If you learn how to pack light, just about any backpack with ski straps will work for backcountry skiing. The Lowe Alpine Vision would fill the bill, as would many other packs you can find on the web or at gear swaps. Most of this stuff came from Sierra Trading Post.

How is our guy doing now?

Skins, Ascension, Sierra Trading Post $ 87.25
Bindings, Diamir, Ebay $195.00
Skis, friend’s attic or remount your own $000.00
Beacon, Pieps 457, web forum sales $165.00
Avy Shovel, Sierra Trading Post $ 59.95
Boots, Sierra Trading Post $309.95
Backpack, Sierra Trading post $ 64.95
Total to date 

Still money to burn!


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