In recent decades, gear and equipment has become increasingly light and compact. Now we are able to pack food, equipment for mountain conditions, equipping camps and objects necessary for survival in one backpack, which can be carried on our shoulders. However, at the same time, we still often sacrifice energy reserves, joint health and the ability to fully prepare for the vagaries of the environment.
Equipment and minimum wearable emergency reserve for mountain conditions, use of a bicycle and an inflatable boat in mountain conditions.
In the past, researchers never went on an expedition without pack mules and wagons. If we do not want to sacrifice our independence and autonomy, we can, unlike pioneers, use modified modes of transport.
When the conditions on the route and the current rules allow, a mountain bike is a very convenient means of transportation for mountain conditions, which greatly expands your capabilities. It can carry cargo. Pack everything you need to set up the camp and mountain essentials in waterproof bags.
In one waterproof bag, put:
Water filtration device.
In another waterproof bag, put:
Food. Selected according to the features of your expedition. Ready-to-Eat Foods, Dry Concentrated Foods, Energy Bars.
Put clothes in another waterproof bag. Make your minimum wearable emergency reserve for mountain conditions, taking into account the temperature range characteristic of mountainous terrain. You should have different clothes. From light to warmest. And therefore, heavy and dense. Do not skimp on socks. And put light, albeit bulky, sleep aids in your hands. You carry it behind your back.
An inflatable personal boat is useful for overcoming water obstacles that would have taken a long walk without a craft. It is about the size of a soccer ball when deflated. And the oar. It can be divided into four parts. When you force a river or lake, lay the bike on your lap. Or on the bow of the boat.
All these tips, known to athletes taking part in multi-day adventure mountain races, are given here in a modernized version. This gives them maximum mobility and flexibility..
Based on the book Survival in the Wild and Extreme Situations. 100 key skills in the special services methodology.