Understanding Avalanche Safety and Airbags
If you spend any portion of the winter in the backcountry, you’ve probably heard of avalanche airbags (ABS or Air Bag System). These packs have been popular in Europe for a number of years, and have recently become vogue in the States. Survival stories from using these packs are popping up across the internet, but marketing behind them can be confusing. This article takes a look at how these bags work and why they’re effective, as well as some limitations of their use.