With Splitboard season just around the corner, most of us mountain people are getting ready.  Summer is changing to Fall, the anticipation builds. We are taking inventory of our gear, waxing boards or skis, and sharpening edges.  Some of us are looking to upgrade our backcountry kits with a new set of bindings, a new board or a new back pack.  We’re improving our fitness so we can take that third or forth lap.  One thing that is sometimes forgotten is to ask the questions, “How am I going to stay safe this year?  How am I going to improve my safety awareness and make good decisions in the backcountry.”