Items needed for the 2015 race season.
Most of these items can be purchased on the web. Some of them Seth gets discounts on through quantity buying and friends of the sport. If you would like to help out contact us. All help is appreciated and will be acknowledged.
We use thousands of these in training and racing. Typically on a race we need 1 new set (4 booties for each dog x # of dogs = 48-64 booties) for each run, 40-70 miles. Plus at least 2 extra sets for safety. We try to reuse old race booties for training until they get holes.
Batteries, Energizer Ultimate Lithium
We race a train during all hours of the day. With less than 4 hours of sunlight in deep winter we need headlamps (AA) to see. We also use them in our GPS (AAA) and spot locator (AA). Normal alkaline batteries do not work in extreme cold and we have found other lithium brands seem not to work very well.
Various small but important items
Ziplock freezer bags, gallon, 2 gallon and quart - We use hundreds of this to pack individual things into (gloves, booties, human snacks, neck gators, batteries, socks etc) for our drop bags
Vacuum seal bags - used to pack human meals in for easier heating and consuming
Green Gloves - Not sure of the real name of these are(name brand is Green Ape) but we use about 24-36 sets a year. We get them from Big Rays or AIH. These keep our hands from freezing when in the dog lot and on the trail.
Hand Warmers - We tend to use these when it gets 40 below :)
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