|CMS Guide Rick Gaukel with the Stash BC in RMNP|
On a recent trip to the Valhallas in Canada, I was exclusively using BCA's Stash BC Pack. As the assistant guide for this week-long, lodge-based touring trip, I wasn't just carrying my own personal kit each day but had my guide's gear as well. In addition to my own food, water, gloves, extra layers, goggles, helmet, shovel, probe and saw, I was also carrying a soft rescue sled, a snow survey kit, a 5'x8' tarp for emergency shelter, a first aid kit, repair kit, radio and more gloves/layers as backups for clients. This sounds like a lot and it is, but I was able to pack everything neatly in its place in the Stash BC. I have no problems packing for long day-trips in the backcountry with the Stash BC and thus it is my go-to day-touring pack.
I really like the shovel, probe and saw-specific sleeves in the designated rescue pocket. It makes it easy to store and retrieve these items when the bag is packed full. The goggle-pocket is a new feature for me. I like being able to shove my sunglasses or goggles into this cozy pocket rather than dealing with a goggle bag or worrying about scratching up the lenses.
|BCA Stash BC looking good below Flattop in RMNP|
|Rick ready to shred with his BCA Stash BC|
Have fun and be safe out there.
CMS Senior Guide
AMGA Certified Alpine Guide
AMGA Certified Rock Guide