As the Winter season fast approaches, many of us winter enthusiasts like to get outside for some winter sporting. Some of those activities include skiing, snowshoeing, snow tubing, and snowmobiling! If you’re planning to come out to the beautiful state of Idaho for some backcountry snowmobiling this winter, you may be wondering what exactly you should bring with you, so we’ve created this handy checklist of some essentials to pack, keeping you comfortable and safe throughout your entire trip!
Bring a small pouch of your personal items to keep with you such as your driver’s license, money, any necessary medications you need, and some high-energy foods like protein bars.
Another important note is to charge the battery of your cell phone before heading out in case of an emergency!
Some basic safety items are always good to have when snowmobiling. Packing a GPS is a good idea in the event you accidentally journey off the trail. Also, a strobe light comes in handy if you need to get the attention of emergency personnel. These also run on batteries so make sure you have some spares just in case.
First aid kit
It’s good practice to always have a first aid kit with you. It should include items like bandages, gauze, adhesive tape, antibiotic ointment, a thermal blanket, etc. If there is an emergency, you’ll be grateful to have these items with you, providing the initial care necessary to any injury.
Idaho is ripe with opportunities for snowmobiling, and at Silver Spur Outfitters and Lodge, we always make sure you’re well-equipped to take on the snowy trails!
Choose between a guided tour or a personal adventure depending on your comfort level. Give us a call at 208-842-2417 to learn more about planning a snowmobile trip in Idaho!