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Yellowknife Snowmobile Survival Kit

Snowmobiling in Yellowknife

Snowmobiling is a favourite pastime for many Yellowknifers, young and old. Snowmobiles have also played an integral role in the history of the Northwest Territories, making transportation quicker while out on the land, despite the downfalls of being loud, noisy and susceptible to breaking down.

More often than not snowmobiles are used for recreational purposes these days, going out for a quick rip on the weekend, or to get out to that remote cabin. Whatever your reason for going out snowmobiling there are always some precautions you should take when traveling by snowmobile out of the city.

The City of Yellowknife and the Great Slave Snowmobile Association have put together the below infographic showcasing the most common items you should carry with you, on your person or on your sled, for safety purposes.

Your Snowmobile Survival Kit should include:

  • Firestarter (paper)
  • Whistle
  • Multitool/Leatherman
  • Lighter & Matches
  • GPS & Map
  • Emergency Snacks
  • Extra Gloves & Socks
  • Waterbottle
  • Emergency Blanket
  • Flashlight & Candles
  • First Aid Kit
  • Flares
  • Trail Marker Tape
  • Extra Batteries
  • Basic Tool Kit (for snowmobile)
  • Spare Drive Belt
  • Snare Ware
  • Tow Rope
  • Twine
  • Foldable Shovel
  • Tarp – Bright Coloured
  • Jerry Can of Gas
  • Axe/Handsaw

Download: Yellowknife Snowmobile Survival Kit (PDF)

Have something to add you think should be in the kit? Leave us a comment.

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Kyle Thomas

Kyle grew up in Yellowknife and is a local entrepreneur, bread maker, and Yellowknife-ophile who is addicted to learning as much as he can about the community and sharing it with anyone who'll listen. In 2009 he developed YkOnline.ca. A website all about living, working and thriving in Yellowknife for residents, newcomers, and visitors.

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