Gear List for IPAR10


The following gear lists apply to the 2010 Impossible Panther Adventure Race.
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Required Individual Gear:

All individual team members must have the following at all times while racing:
* Compass
* Whistle

All individual team members must have the following while biking:
* Mountain bike (road bikes not permitted)
* Bike helmet, worn properly while biking
* White, front-mounted helmet or bar light
* Red, rear-mounted light

All individual team members must have the following while paddling:
* Type III PFD minimum, non-inflatable, worn properly while in the boat
* Glow-stick attached to the outside of the PFD
* Paddle (can be canoe or kayak paddle)
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Required Team Gear:
All teams must carry the following at all times while racing:
* Working cellphone in a waterproof container, for emergency use only
* Pen or pencil
* UTM plotting tool (for plotting CP’s on race map)
* Waterproof map/passport container
* Emergency blanket
* Basic first aid kit (in case of arterial bleeding, comminuted bone fractures, etc) including:
.- four 4″x4″ compress bandages
.- one 3″ ace wrap bandage
.- one roll of 1″ waterproof medical tape

All teams must carry the following while biking:
* Bike repair kit (such as patch kit, tire levers, extra tubes, tools)
* Tire pump or CO2 inflator

All teams must have the following while paddling:
* Canoe(s) or kayak(s) (boats not are provided for racers)
* Bailer (bucket, cut-off milk jug, etc) or bilge pump
* Glow-sticks attached to the bow and stern of each boat on the team

Recommended optional gear:
* Pack for carrying food, drink, required gear, etc for duration of course
* Extra batteries for lights
* Rain jacket (not a poncho)
* Camera, for capturing the scenery and how much fun you’re having
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Race passports/instructions and course maps will be provided.

5 comments:

  1. would portage wheels be helpful?

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  2. I second the question on portage wheels. Would they be recommended?

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  3. hey,
    they never responded to this post, so I broke down and emailed. They said
    "We've designed the course so that portage wheels should not be needed."
    Steph

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  4. Heh. There's always opportunities for portaging, right?!

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