i want to get a working backcountry setup. i have some experience using beacons, probes, and shovels, and i plan on seeking more instruction from more experienced skiers who i will go with initially.
just a few questions about the gear i will need to have a safe experience.
i know i'll need a beacon, shovel, probe, and i'm planning on also getting some back armour anyway. am i missing any other essentials for the backpack? avalung?
i have a pair of bentchetlers from a few years ago mounted with marker jesters. would it be wise for me to upgrade to an AT binding on the same pair? would i be able to mount a pair of marker touring bindings in the same holes to avoid redrilling? and if i did need to redrill, what would it do to the integrity of my skis?
i'll obviously need skins as well. anyone know a good, reliable set that doesn't break the bank?
i might have more questions that i'll add later, but thanks ya'll hope snow starts falling soon wherever you are!