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Meltdown Snowmobile Trail Conditions Riding Tips

Meltdown Snowmobile Trail Conditions Riding Tips

What should you expect during meltdown snowmobile trail conditions? Whether it’s a temporary mid-winter thaw or the first stirrings of an early spring, you’re bound to encounter a snowmobile ride in temperatures warm enough and lasting long enough to start meltdown snowmobile trail conditions. Of course, the severity of the meltdown depends on variables like whether it’s accompanied by hot …

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Women Snowmobiling Tips & Advice

Women Snowmobiling Tips & Advice

What about women snowmobiling on snowmobile tours or snowmobile vacations? “I wish my wife loved snowmobiling like yours does,” one friend commented after reading one of my snowmobile tour articles. “How do I get my girlfriend interested in touring?” asked another.  I gather they aren’t alone in their dilemma about women snowmobiling. Which makes me wonder: Are there many female …

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First Aid Realities on Snowmobile Tours

First Aid Realities on Snowmobile Tours

What are the first aid realities on snowmobile tours? Given the millions of miles North American snowmobilers rack up each winter on their snowmobile vacations, fortunately that snowmobile safety answer is not needed very often. Surprising really, when you think of all that remote riding area, those thousands of riders, variable snow conditions and all the potential accidents just …

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Snowmobiling Ice Best Safety Tips

Snowmobiling Ice Best Safety Tips

Need some of my expert advice for snowmobiling ice on your snowmobile tour or snowmobile vacation? Anyone who snowmobiles will likely encounter ice at some time. Crashing suddenly through into frigid water is a scary thought. Equally frightening are prevalent myths that make too many of us complacent about the risks of ice travel. If you reassure yourself with any …

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Backcountry Riding Best Getting Ready Tips

Backcountry Riding Best Getting Ready Tips

Backcountry riding is becoming increasingly popular as crossover and even mountain snow machines become more prevalent. It occurs in an unpredictable, uncontrolled and unmaintained natural environment, on irregular terrain far from local and emergency services. Each backcountry rider participates at his or her own risk in snowmobiling away from maintained trails and must assume complete responsibility and liability for his …

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Snowmobiling Active Logging Roads How To Tips

Snowmobiling Active Logging Roads How To Tips

Want to know how to go snowmobiling active logging roads on your snowmobile tour or snowmobile vacation? An active logging road is a scary place to be riding your snowmobile. So here’s some advice to survive snowmobiling active logging roads. Normally, logging companies plough the surface down to the dirt. Then any hard packed snow is treated with sand or …

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Snowmobile Trailering Tips Best Safety Advice

Snowmobile Trailering Tips Best Safety Advice

Why do we need best snowmobile trailering tips for our snowmobile tour or snowmobile vacation? Because too often, snowmobile trailers are taken for granted, ignored, stored improperly and not maintained. Let’s start with a Snowmobiler Television video clip, then go on to some basic legalities… To be legal, your trailer must be registered and plated, hooked with hitch and …

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Satellite Phone Globalstar Product Review

Satellite Phone Globalstar Product Review

A Spot Globalstar Phone is the best snowmobile satellite phone for your snowmobile tour or snowmobile vacation. I was on tour when a sled broke down on a trail with no cell service. Before we made a beeline for the nearest dealer, I called ahead on my handheld Spot Globalstar Phone to request service. This helped avoid a layover that would lose …

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Snowmobile Pathfinding Heavy Snow Tips

Snowmobile Pathfinding Heavy Snow Tips

Why snowmobile pathfinding tips in heavy snow? Because riding on well-marked, groomed trails on a snowmobile tour or snowmobile vacation may dull our innate path-finding sense. We can easily rely too much on man-made indicators or GPS on snowmobile tours. So what happens if your snow trails disappear and you have to go snowmobile pathfinding in heavy snow? You …

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Stuckmate Helps Snowmobilers Get Sleds Unstuck

Stuckmate Helps Snowmobilers Get Sleds Unstuck

Why use Stuckmate to get your sled unstuck? Any rider who’s ever been stuck in deep snow knows what a chore it is to get out. I’ve been buried up to the ying-yang numerous times in my sledding career and ended up sweating my balls off trying to get unstuck as you can see in a previous post. All …

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No Fog Mask Clears Helmet Visor & Glasses

No Fog Mask Clears Helmet Visor & Glasses

Why do you need a No Fog Mask while snowmobiling in Canada? Because keeping the fog off the inside of your snowmobile helmet face shield can be difficult on snowmobile tours. I point this out in a previous post about visor fogging and in snowmobile magazine articles. Especially when the mercury plummets and your head and face are pumping …

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Duct Tape Uses For Snowmobile Tours

Duct Tape Uses For Snowmobile Tours

Duct tape – that’s what several of my Facebook followers replied when I asked for suggestions for other handy products they have found useful on snowmobile tours. In fact, avid snowmobilers Linda Miller and David Clarke (check out his My Old Sled channel of snowmobile videos on YouTube) both highly recommended using Gorilla brand duct tape! Whatever your choice, there are many duct …

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