When purchasing a chain to drag a tire along the road, the first concern is to make sure the chain is long enough to wrap around the tire. Virtually any classic chain will do. At least I thought.
I wanted to make sure I didn’t have one of those weird twisted chains used on kids swing sets. Those things aren’t really good for anything. And the chain that can hold a 1,000 pounds is way overkill. So there’s no reason to purchase a heavy-duty chain because there’s no way I’m going to pull 280 pounds of load.
That may be true, but.
Maybe I need thicker chain. I’ll try that and see if the physics of the universe changes and the chain survives. At least I know that if I’m chained to something, I can drag it for a half hour to cut it. The chain does get blasting hot, too.
The Rossignol BC-90 Positrack Backcounty skis ended up being a great ski for me on my
second expedition across Yellowstone in January 2011. In Jan 2010, I had the 189 skis with no skins and could not tow my sled at all with those skis. Originally, the thought was that I needed maximum floatation when traveling through the back country with those skis. They did have great float, virtually as good at my ultra-light snow shoes. Continue reading “Rossignol BC 90 Positrack Backcountry Skis Review”
The first humans arrived at the South Pole 100 years ago. It was essentially a race between several of the world’s best explorers of their age: Amundsen, Scott and Shackleton. One made it and returned, another died on the way back and the last ended up in one of the greatest survival epics in history.