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Snowmobile Travel Tips

Snowmobile Travel Tips

If you’re heading off for a snowmobiling trip, ensuring you’ve got everything you could possibly need before leaving home and while out in the snow will keep thing fun and stress-free. Forgetting to check your sled or bring a physical map of the area may be trouble for you and ruin your trip. Here are some useful snowmobile travel tips to check off on to make your trip a success.

Before Departure

  1. Check your trailer: If you’re hauling your snowmobile in a trailer, make sure the tires are good to go, as well as the hitch and electrical functions.

  2. Start your snowmobile: Turn your sled on and ensure all the key maintenance areas are in perfect condition. This will save you time when you get to your destination. Do this before loading it into the trailer.

  3. Check the weather conditions: Be sure to stay in the know on how the weather is looking for your trip. Don’t rely on what the forecast was a day ago. Keep checking hours before you leave so you know how to prepare should rain or a snowstorm come through your area.

  4. Make an extensive list: This is something you may’ve already done. Be sure to include items like chargers, batteries, bottled water, toiletries, and your riding gear. While it may seem tedious, take time to consider what-if situations and pack items for them. That way, you’re ready for anything.

  5. Prioritize a first-aid kit: We aren’t just talking about Band-Aids! Having a thoroughly ensembled first aid kit could save you or your friends from a lot of grief when it comes to cuts, sprains, and much more.

During Your Trip

  1. Bring non-perishable food and water: This is almost a given but make it a point to bring items that aren’t just junk food, like protein bars, jerky, nuts, and other nutrition-rich options. Should things go awry, you’ll at least have food to sustain you while you figure out your next move.

  2. Bring a power bank phone charger: If you’re taking videos and posting on social media, your battery can quickly become depleted. Keep a power bank in your bag just in case. Make sure your group carries them as well.

  3. Wear a watch: If your phone dies or becomes accidentally damaged, a watch will help you keep track of the time. Nicer watches have built-in compasses, while may be helpful should your group get turned around.

  4. Acquire a physical map of the surrounding area: This goes alongside #3. A paper map will guarantee you get back to your cabin or other destination if your phone dies or you lose signal.

  5. A flare gun may save you!: This may feel extreme, but if you or someone in your group has gotten hurt, a flare gun will help signal the help you need to get out of the area safely.