Stumbled across this article this morning. Somehow it slid though the cracks and I didn’t share it.
One thing I’d like to add to this article is the recent research that was published at ISSW this year.
BCA was a sponsor of the study. It brings up an interesting concept that ski area backcountry, off piste and high use area users should consider. If the shit does hit the fan in these zones it would be awesome to be able to communicate with other groups effectively; not just from a rescue assistance perspective but on a start-zone/hangfire avoidance level too.
I’ve been using the BCA Link Radio, a backcountry radio system from BCA, for about two years and have to say they sure help “giterdun.” They are durable, easy to recharge, waterproof and stay powered for days, even in the cold. They also offer some cool features that you might not get in a typical handheld unit. When getting the job done calls for communicating with your team, having a reliable radio at your fingertips sure helps. It beats fumbling around for gear in your backpack or a jacket pocket.
BORN IN THE FIELD
The BCA system is made for the field and integrates pretty seamlessly with any pack. First, charge the unit with the USB charger (same size as a typical Android smartphone charger). This is great, in that you can charge it with your car’s 12-volt or a wall charger; I like to use my Goal Zero solar panel…
The rest of the article is at the link below