I am SOOOO pumped to announce this!! She Shreds and Toyskinz have paired up to offer a donation to the British Columbia Snowmobile Federation (BCSF) to help keep snowmobile zones in BC open. Too many areas in BC are getting shut down for snowmobiling and recreational motorized vehicles. The BCSF is working hard to keep these areas open. Think about it... If all the areas shut down, our sport is dead. Please help the cause! Every She Shreds Pro model wrap sold we will be donating $25 each to the BCSF! To order your wrap today clinic the picture below:
To even think that people still snowmobile without wearing a pack still boggles my mind! Why are you depending on someone else to save you in any unfortunate circumstance if there were one to happen? In the She Shreds Mountain Adventures backcountry survival lessons I always make sure to go over what everyone in the group has in their pack before we head out on an adventure to make sure we are prepared for anything. I highly suggest doing this with your buddies that you regularly ride with. Here is what I carry in my Highmark by Snowpulse avy pack…
- Full first aid kit – Everything from band aids, antiseptic wipes, compress dressings, splints, gauze, triangular bandages, trauma/accident report sheets, etc, etc. Make sure to keep all of this is a water resistant bag! And it wouldn’t hurt to take a first aid course so you know how to mend someone. The last thing they want is you trying to splint a broken bone if you don’t know how. You ask why would someone even attempt to touch someone with a broken limb? Well, because lets say you are very far from the trucks, you would want to make the limb immobile (make it the most comfy you can) for their ride down. You’re out there on your own far from civilization, be the most prepared you can be!
- The pack itself – 20-30L (Highmark by Snowpulse avalanche pack recommended) to fit all of the following goodies…
- inReach Explorer – two way communication SOS device that relates on iridium satellites. Incase you need a helicopter for a big bobo, or text your lover at home (when you’re out of cell range) to get dinner started! This little gem of a device is awesome. Tracks you wherever you are in the world, allows you to communicate with people via text and email even when you are out of cell phone range, and if you call for SOS your GPS coordinates are dispatched to the closest search and rescue in the area you are in.
- 40-100+ft rope & carabineers – for rescuing “your buddy” that thought the throttle was the break when he approached the crevasse really fast.
- Shovel & probe & transceiver– duh!! Wear the transceiver on your body, not in the pack! Duh!
- Snowmobile tools – hose clamps, spare break leaver, shock pump, basic kit with wrench’s, screwdrivers, zip ties, duck tape!
- Survival kit – all hell breaks loose. You have to stay the night in the backcountry! I hope you are prepared! Extra warm clothes/gloves, a tampon (to dip in your gas tank to ignite a fire), water resistant/strike anywhere matches, flint, wood carving tool (knife), compass, mini fishing kit, whistle, flare, bivvy sack… And make sure to keep all of this is a water resistant bag!
- Two way radios – You’re deep in the trees or over in the next drainage and you can’t find your buddy. “I’m out of gas, Do you copy Bobby Jo?” “10-4 rubber ducky on my way with the jerry”.
- Mouth guard – For when I like to think I’m going to go so big that I need one.
- Snow science tools – Snow saw, ruler, inclinometer, aluminum crystal card, thermometer, 10x loupe, field book (I call it my old lady diary, it’s the only book I write daily logs in) Always good to do your own research on what the snow is doing. Once you are comfortable using your transceiver, I highly suggest taking an avalanche course that touches on snow studies/science. A course that will help you understand why avalanches happen. Doing a multiple day backcountry trip and don’t have access to the avy reports for days? A must to have these tools to observe what the snow is doing over such a period of time.
- Extra food and water – high calorie food, energy blocks.
- A wood saw – we all go into tree’s! Its so much easier to saw a branch off than have to flip a 500lb machine that is all tangled in branches.
- Head lamp – I’ve seen people smash their lights out on a tree and have to sled out in the dark with only their head lamp shining the way.
- Extra goggles/lenses – The worst is when your goggles are all fogged up and you cant see where you’re going!
- Extra fuel – Going on a long haul? Pack a jerry on your tunnel. Don’t be the kid that’s full pin all day and runs out of fuel first and uses everyone else’s fuel!! Every pack has a buddy like that!
- One last thing – always find out if there is a safety cache near by with spine boards, etc. or a cabin you can make yourself a warm fire in.
SHE SHREDS RSI HANDLEBAR!!
So excited to launch the She Shreds RSI handlebars for those who have a shorter wing span! Years and years of buying aftermarket handlebars and always having to cut at least 2-3 inches off every time has lead me to team up with RSI to create a handlebar that is a bit shorter and designed specifically for those with a shorter "wing span"! Some say I designed this specifically for women, but there are men and kids out there that have shorter wing span's too!! This bar is 28.5" long with a 16 degree hooked bend. It comes in Chromoly shinny shiny black priced at $44.95 US ($59.95CAD) or tapered aluminium mat black priced at $79.95US ($105.95CAD). Please head to HERE TO ORDER.
Julie-Ann has announced her 2015/2016 clinic dates for next season! Head over to the She Shreds Mountain Adventures web site to see the dates!
Have a great summer everyone!
The full edit to our She Shreds ladies trip to Golden BC is out!!! Enjoy!!! Big thanks to everyone that made this trip so awesome and memorable! You guys rock!!
When I'm not teaching clinics or guiding adventures in the backcountry I am out exploring and adventuring with my best girlfriends! Check out the teaser Toyota launched yesterday from our last roadtrip to Golden BC on the search for pow! Stay tuned for the full edit in the next little while!
I keep blabbing about how important pre season training is for sledding, let alone any sport and I've had quite a few emails from girls asking what I do to prep for the season... Here it is ladies! Click the photo to read the article...
Super honoured to be featured with Mountain Life Magazine! Great little article on why Women the snowmobile rock!! Click the photo below o read the full article!!
You've got that right Toyota! Mountain Adventure is my business... And my passion!
Havn't been out in the mountains for a bit? No problem! Ill be keeping you guys updated weekly with ride reports for the Pemberton, Whistler and Squamish area! Here is the first one of the year!