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How do you pack your crampons?

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I take mine completely apart and store in my pack (just make sure you don't forget any of the parts). When I need them I take them out and put them back together. Takes almost no space and avoids strapping stuff on the outside of my pack.

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Put them in a free tyvek envelope from the post office and shove them in your pack

That's one of the best cheap ideas I've heard.

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Strap them together, wrap the front points in whichever pair of gloves I'm not wearing, shove into pack.

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1) Make yourself a pair of rockin' Daisy Duke cutoffs. Or go punk as fuck and cut the arms off a jean jacket to make a kutte.

 

2) Take one of the sleeves/legs and close off one end with a broccoli rubber band. Instant point-proof crampon bag.

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I strap mine to the outside of my cilo pack but want to find a better way. When I have my avy tools in the cilo shovel pocket it ends up on the outside of the 'pons and really ends up making the pack big and cumbersome. This would be alleviated by either having the cilo ski pack (but I really can't justify another pack) or having lash points on the outside of the shovel pocket.

 

I like having them on the outside and easy to get to since usually by the time I want my 'pons I've already wandered past the point of easily setting my pack down to dig through it.

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points pointing away from each other, straps wrapped around the bundle, then shove it between the pack and my back.

 

thats how I roll, all hardcore n shite. pain is weakness leaving the body....and the metal jammin in my spine.

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1. Cut the top off of 2L soda bottle

2. Insert crampons tip first

3. Shove that shit in your pack

4. Profit!

That is brilliant.

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I prefer packs with dedicated crampons patches and straps, usually between the tool attachments. In my experience, crampons don't lend themselves to efficient stuffing.

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That 2L bottle idea is cute, but I travel 'critter style'.

 

Critter style uses no tent, sleeping bag, or pad. I'm a freak of nature so I wouldn't recommend it. I often sleep on a pile of debris or trash bags full of debris. I personally don't recommend relying on things like crampon cases, store bought or not. If you carry any extra gear, it good to learn and have a backup method if that fancy stuff fails or slides down a hillside.

 

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You're most of the way there, but not quite.

 

When was the last time you saw a real critter (no offense) wearing crampons?

 

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That 2L bottle idea is cute, but I travel 'critter style'.

 

Critter style uses no tent, sleeping bag, or pad. I'm a freak of nature so I wouldn't recommend it. I often sleep on a pile of debris or trash bags full of debris.

 

There's a fine line between dirtbag and homeless and you crossed it. Nothing to be proud of.

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For years I used a crampon patch on my pack. That was pretty much required with old school rigid crampons like foot fangs. With the more recent design of crampons that are rigid but collapse it is much easier to shove them in a pack. So I have one those spiffy pouches to put them in:

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It serves double duty as once the poons and screws are out as I put the screw sleeves and caps into the pouch. Keeping the sleeves and cap makes it so that I can stow screws in my pack without shredding stuff or damaging the screws.

 

 

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