Are you a backcountry minimalist? Well, when skiing off-piste, it’s great to have a backpack, but who wants to carry a load. After all, we’re not homesteading. Enter the K2 Sports Pilchuck Backcountry Pack kit. This minimalist backpack is thin enough to not get in the way while you ride lifts but large enough to carry probably what you need for a day exploring the backcountry. It includes a shovel and a probe for poking around and enough extra room to carry food and your key items. This kit is the basis for a good balance between being safe and just taking the essentials.