Apart from changing conditions and gear malfunctions, one of biggest variables we'll encounter in the backcountry is group communication. So, we prepare by bringing the BCA BC Link Group Communication System. This lightweight microphone and radio/battery pack keeps the lines of communication open whether we're making an on-mountain change of course while backpacking or coordinating search and rescue efforts in the event of an emergency. Designed to fit neatly with BCA's Stash series of packs, this two-way radio will grab onto any ol' pack you have. Both units are designed to be water- and dust-resistant to deal with snow and storage. Equipped with 22 FRS and GMRS channels and 121 sub-channels, the BC Link delivers near-constant clarity when conveying critical information. You'll be able to stay in touch with others not lucky enough to have this little number since it is compatible with all standard FRS/GMRS radios.