Whether you're an experienced backcountry skier looking to upgrade outdated equipment or just gearing up for your first foray beyond the resort boundaries, you can't go wrong by equipping yourself with Backcountry Access' top-of-the-line T3 Rescue Package. It includes BCA's most advanced beacon, along with a lightweight shovel and probe. Now all you need is proper education, training, and partners, and you're ready to go.
The T3 beacon offers the same ease-of-use and reliability that made the Tracker 2 the standard by which other beacons are measured against, but comes in a thinner, lighter package. The thinnest multiple-antenna avalanche transceiver on the market, it can comfortably fit in a pant pocket or an interior jacket pocket if you don't want to be burdened by a traditional harnessbut don't worry, BCA still included a harness in case you like to stick with the classics.
The shovel and probe are far simpler, but no less important; after all, you need all three to successfully locate an avalanche victim. The B-1 EXT shovel is compact and lightweight with telescopic aluminum blade and ergonomic T-grip handle. BCA upgraded the Stealth 270 probe this season, making the depth markings easier to read and giving it a stronger tip that penetrates dense snow more easily. And with its Quick-Lock hardware, the Stealth stows better and deploys faster than any other probe out there.
While having a full kit is infinitely better than relying on dumb luck, please remember that beacons, shovels, and probes are NOT a guarantee that you will survive an avalanche; get educated, learn how to use your tools, travel with trustworthy partners, and be smart out there.