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The 4th Backcountry Essential: Avalanche Airbag Packs


It seems like everyone is talking about avalanche airbags, the newest piece of backcountry gear in the whole avalanche safety equation. Airbags first debuted as an out-of-reach pro- and guide-level backpack.


Education is Essential in the Backcountry. Find Out Where to get Schooled.


Okay, so you have run through the checklist. You have all of the backcountry necessities. Avalanche beacon, check. Shovel, check. Probe, check. Backpack to carry it all, check.