Gear List for Yuki-BAR

The following gear lists apply to the 2011 Yuki-BAR Adventure Race.
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Required Individual Gear:

All individual team members must have the following at all times while racing:
* Compass
* Whistle

All individual team members must have the following while biking:
* Mountain bike (road bikes not permitted)
* Bike helmet, worn properly while biking
* White, front-mounted helmet or bar light (24 hour only)
* Red, rear-mounted light (24 hour only)

All individual team members must have the following while paddling:
* Type III PFD minimum, non-inflatable, worn properly while in the boat or in water more than knee deep
* Paddle (can be canoe or kayak paddle)
* Glow-stick attached to the outside of the PFD (24 hour only)
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Required Team Gear:
All teams must carry the following at all times while racing:
* Digital camera in a waterproof container, for photographing checkpoint features for verification
* Working cellphone in a waterproof container, for emergency use only
* Pen or pencil
* UTM plotting tool (for plotting CP’s on race map)
* Waterproof map/passport container
* Emergency blanket
* Basic first aid kit (in case of arterial bleeding, comminuted bone fractures, etc) including:
.- four 4″x4″ compress bandages
.- one 3″ ace wrap bandage
.- one roll of 1″ waterproof medical tape

All teams must carry the following while biking:
* Bike repair kit (such as patch kit, tire levers, extra tubes, tools)
* Tire pump or CO2 inflator

All teams must have the following while paddling:
* Canoe(s) or kayak(s) (boats not are provided for racers) (expect rocks in the water)
* Bailer (bucket, cut-off milk jug, etc) or bilge pump
* Glow-sticks attached to the bow and stern of each boat on the team (24 hour only)

Recommended optional gear:
* Pack for carrying food, drink, required gear, etc for duration of course
* Extra batteries for lights (24 hour only)
* Rain jacket (not a poncho)
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Race passports/instructions and course maps will be provided.

6 comments:

  1. What, No Ketchup Packet ? :-)

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  2. It won't be the same without the ketchup packet.

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  3. We stopped at two restaurants on the way to get that ketchup packet and you didn't even ask us for it!

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  4. I like the gear list. Especially the first aid kit. In true AR form I will only stop for open fractures. Those who need to stop for application of neosporin need to think about triathlons instead of AR. Just sayin...

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  5. Is this gear list more 'final' now? Do we need the glowsticks?

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  6. Bring the glowsticks. We'll clarify at the briefing when/if you'll need to use them.

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