Learn Avalanche Safety

Backcountry Access (BCA) is North America’s leading manufacturer of snow safety equipment, including Tracker transceivers, Float airbags, shovels, probes, and BC Link radios. BCA’s mission is to save lives, not just sell products. BCA has always considered education to be just as important as the gear it makes. That’s why BCA supports avalanche education programs and forecast centers--and why the company backs up all its products with consumer education and knowledgeable customer service.

  • How to Calibrate Analog Thermometer (Video)

    Learn how to calibrate your analog thermometer for accurate readings of snow and air temperatures in the backcountry.

    Items needed for calibration include your analog thermometer, a glass filled with ice, water to top off the glass of ice, an 11 mm or 7/16″ wrench, and a ‘go get ’em’ attitude.

    Check out all of BCA’s snow safety tools here.

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