Monday, June 19, 2006

Want to race the Primal Quest? Take a hoof pick

He're the mandatory packing list for the 500-mile adventure race that starts in Utah next week. It's as insane and grueling as the race.

* 1 Windproof Lighter
* 1 Knife, within easy reach, folding OK (minimum blade of 2.5" / 6.4cm)
* 1 Whistle (must work when wet)
* 1 Headlamp with extra batteries
* 1 Brimmed or caped cap for sun protection
* 1 Space blanket
* Water purification tablets or liquid, filter or other
* 10 WAG bags for carrying out human waste (provided by PQ)
* 1 Means for carrying adequate supplies of fluid (100oz / 3 liters minimum bladder)
* Money for emergencies
* Photo identification card
* Reflective tape 1" x 2" (2.5cm x 5cm) for helmet and 1" x 6" (2.5cm x 15.2cm) for backpack, minimum

Mandatory Safety Equipment (Per Team)
* 2 Compasses (one for every 2 racers)
* 1 Emergency strobe light (not a bike light) - must emit a bright white light visible for at least 3 miles
* Dry bags for safe-keeping of your GPS/sat phone and other items that must be kept dry (must be waterproof)
* 1 GPS Tracking Device w/Emergency Sat Phone (Provided by PQ)
* Maps (Provided by PQ)
* Waterproof map case
* Altimeter
* Backup team headlamp

Medical Kit (Per Team)
* 10 doses of pain/fever medication (Ibuprofen/Tylenol)
* 1 SPF 30+ sun screen, 3oz minimum
* 1 1oz Cortizone cream
* 1 Lip balm
* 10 Betadine, iodine or alcohol swabs
* 1 First aid tweezers
* 1 Needle
* 4 Moleskin 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" (8.9cm x 8.9cm)
* 1 24" x 1" adhesive tape (61cm x 2.5cm)
* 1 5' x 2" wide roll gauze roll (12.7cm x 5.1cm)
* 6 butterfly bandages
* 20 Electrolyte/10 Glucose replacement tablets
* 2 3" ACE bandages (7.6cm)
* 4 4" x 4" gauze pads (10.2cm x 10.2cm)
* 1 5 yards duct tape (457.2cm)
* 1 Antibiotic cream (i.e. Neosporin)
* 1 Pair of latex exam gloves
* 6 Antidiarrheal (i.e. Immodium)
* 4 Safety pins
Please note: EPI Pens are strongly recommended for individuals with allergies to insect stings, etc.

Gear Boxes (Per Team) - to be transported by race organization during the rac

* 4 Per Team - must be water resistant, stackable, lockable with volume capaity of 48 gallons or 181.7 Liters (maximum of 4 allowed)
Mountan Bike Equipment (Per Person)
* 1 Hard Shell Bike Box Container (suggested Tri All 3 Sports Velo Safe Pro Series Original)
* 1 Mountain bike
* 1 ANSI/Snell or CPSC-approved bike helmet (no climbing or hybrid helmets)
* 1 White light mounted to bike helmet
* 1 Front light (white light mounted to handlebars with extra batteries with minimum life of 30 hours
* 1 Rear light (red blinking light for rear with extra batteries with minimum life of 30 hours)

Mountain Bike Equipment (Per Team)

* 1 Bike tire repair kit (must include the following: 2 spare tubes, Bike multi-tool w/chain break, Set of tire irons, 1 Derailleur cable and 1 Brake cable (that would fit all team members' bikes), Patch kit, Tire pump or other inflation device (CO2 cartridges), Chain lube, Spare chain links
* 1 Bike assembly tools (tools necessary to build up or break down bikes for transport in bike cases

Horse Section Equipment (Per Team)
* 1 Hoof pick
* 1 Rigging lines/straps for securing gear to saddle
* 1 ATSM/SEI certified horse helmet(s) to fit all team members that will be riding (only one helmet is required IF it can fit all riders)

Fixed Rope Equipment (Per Person)
* 1 Commercial and UIAA-approved site harness, non-modified (ski touring harnesses not permitted)
* 1 Climbing helmet, UIAA-approved (bike and/or hybrid helmets not allowed)
* 2 Lanyards 24-48" (60-120cm) - Nylon daisy chain or runners (no spectra)
* 2 Lanyards 24-36" (60-190cm) - Nylon daisy chain or runners (no spectra)
* 1 Full size figure 8 device
* 4 Auto-locking carabiners - (UIAA approved) - 2 of the 4 must be "HMS" style
* 3 Commercially sewn climbing sling, 60cm long when laid flat (120cm long if cut)
* 2 6 or 7 mm Prussic loop(s)
* 2 Mechanical handled ascenders (no tiblocs or Wild Country ropeman) - Petzl Croll only allowed as long as you have minimum 2 mechanical handled ascenders in addition to the Croll
* 1 Pair of leather palmed rappelling gloves (no bike gloves)
* 2 Etrier(s) or foot stirrups to be attached to your ascenders

Mounting Section Equipment (Per Person)
* 1 Alpine ice axe of appropriate length for your height (50-80cm in length)
* 1 Pair of crampons and appropriate footwear
* 1 Climbing helmet (to an approved national or international standard - no bike or hybrid helmets)
* 1 Lightweight long pants and long-sleeved shirt
* 1 Shell gear clothing for upper and lower body (wind/water resistant)
* 1 Sleeping bag (rated 50 degree or lower) - Down bags must have a waterproof cover
* 1 Thermal undergarment top and bottom
* 1 Fleece top
* 1 Fleece hat
* 1 Pair lightweight to medium weight full-fingered gloves (biking gloves allowed) - waterproof recommended
* 1 Pair gaiter (not mandatory but highly recommended)


Mounting Section Equipment (Per Team)

* 1 Commercially manufactured 3-season tent to fit all members of a team (split tents must have both floor and top, must be free standing)
Paddling Equipment (Per Person)
* 1 Hard shell kayak paddle container (only one per team and must fit all 4 paddles. Suggest Tri All 3 Sports Paddlepack.
* 1 Paddle with reflective tape on blade and shaft
* 1 PFD with reflective tape on shoulders - Type III 151/2 lbs minimum buoyancy
* 1 Whistle attached to life jacket
* 1 Knife with scabbard sheath attached to life jacket, min. blade of 2.5" (6.4cm), folding OK
* 1 Helmet (bike or climbing helmet ok)


Paddling Equipment (Per Team)
* 1 7mm Prussic loop 18" (45.7cm) tied tip-to-tip
* 2 Locking carabiners
* 2 Commercial safety throw bags (1 per boat with 65' buoyant rope)
* 16 Commercial 12hr light sticks (8 per boat)
* Zip ties or other means to attach light sticks to kayaks and competitors
* 2 Airhorn minimum 1.4oz
* 2 Bilge pump (no sponges or bail cups)
* 2 Dry bags or more for team gear in hatches, size adequate for gear carried


Swim Equipment (Per Person
* Mesh bag for all gear excluding swim board, will be taken on swim (more than 1 bag allowed, not to exceed 4)
* 1 Wet suit - full 3 mm wet suit OR 3mm Farmer John and a dry top combo
* 1 Pair swim fins
* 1 Helmet, climbing helmet OK (no bike helmet)
* 1 Pair neoprene gloves
* 1 Boogie board, non-modified and not to exceed 4' in length
* Means for carrying adequate supplies of fluid (2 liters min. bladder)
* 1 Whistle attached to life jacket
* 1 Waterproof bag for gear

1 comment:

walkert said...

WOW! This is a helluva lot of gear. Now I remember why I don't adventure race...

Good Luck!

Walker T
www.yourmtb.com