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Forum: Gotta Love Gear   07-15-2011, 12:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,525
Posted By metcarfre
Primus LPG. On the MEC website I saw it with the...

Primus LPG. On the MEC website I saw it with the ignitor, but you can get it without it in store. They just break anyways, save some weight.

I got it when they had it and a small pot/pan combo...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   07-14-2011, 10:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,161
Posted By metcarfre
Yep. It's pretty good, actually. I can...

Yep. It's pretty good, actually.

I can testify for water balloons. Accidentally set a piece of paper on fire that way.
Forum: The Lodge   06-22-2011, 10:55 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 12,093
Posted By metcarfre
Actually income tax was introduced in the First...

Actually income tax was introduced in the First World War. Beforehand, most government revenue came from tariffs and customs fees. How would that be for our economy?

As for myself, I agree with...
Forum: British Columbia - Vancouver Island Hiking   06-21-2011, 12:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,975
Posted By metcarfre
Depends what you mean by 'ski touring', I...

Depends what you mean by 'ski touring', I suppose. (FYI, Turns and Tours is a great book, you should pick it up).

There's others that are far, far more knowledgeable on this subject than I am, but...
Forum: British Columbia - Vancouver Island Hiking   06-20-2011, 09:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,975
Posted By metcarfre
Couple hours, depending on traffic and the...

Couple hours, depending on traffic and the stupidity of the lights in Duncan.
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   06-20-2011, 02:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,146
Posted By metcarfre
Well now it looks like I'm going to Bellingham in...

Well now it looks like I'm going to Bellingham in a couple weeks anyways, so I might figure out how these postal services work... any recommendations?
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   06-20-2011, 01:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,146
Posted By metcarfre
Forgive me if I'm retreading old ground here,...

Forgive me if I'm retreading old ground here, t2c, but how'd you go about getting it shipped w/o duties into Canada? Read your review, you're right, way cheaper in the US.
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   06-20-2011, 11:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,146
Posted By metcarfre
Sleeping bag recommendations

Hi all, I'm looking for some specific recommendations for a new sleeping bag to purchase. To narrow the field;

- <$300 CDN (barring some sort of colossally good deal)
- Lightweight (sub-kilo,...
Forum: Hiking and Backpacking   06-10-2011, 12:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,442
Posted By metcarfre
Regular cold cereal with milk powder for...

Regular cold cereal with milk powder for breakfast.
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   06-08-2011, 10:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,951
Posted By metcarfre
I'm mostly satisfied with my ($200) Akus but VPO...

I'm mostly satisfied with my ($200) Akus but VPO doesn't carry them anymore.
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   06-07-2011, 12:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,555
Posted By metcarfre
I remain firmly against Gore-Tex or any other...

I remain firmly against Gore-Tex or any other membrane in a boot. You can't wash it properly, so it clogs, your boots are bound to wet out quickly anyways, and then you're left with a supremely...
Forum: Hiking and Backpacking   06-03-2011, 03:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,377
Posted By metcarfre
Smarter than the average bear! Sorry, too...

Smarter than the average bear!

Sorry, too easy.

Anyways, my dinners get put in ziplocs containing all the necessary components. Everything gets packed in larger breakfast - lunch/snacks -...
Forum: Hiking and Backpacking   06-03-2011, 02:14 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 13,612
Posted By metcarfre
Baxter's Herb Craig? Huh. Who'd've thunk it?...

Baxter's Herb Craig? Huh. Who'd've thunk it? (Longtime Coaster here).

Still driving that Citroen Herb?
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   05-26-2011, 01:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,795
Posted By metcarfre
Lighter? Sold. Now how to make a duct tape...

Lighter? Sold.

Now how to make a duct tape flask to hold the weight savings in whisky form...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   05-25-2011, 12:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,998
Posted By metcarfre
Holy snap, why is that so cheap!?!

Holy snap, why is that so cheap!?!
Forum: Backcountry Recipes   05-17-2011, 11:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,025
Posted By metcarfre
I think my stuff is pretty similar to yours t2c,...

I think my stuff is pretty similar to yours t2c, just a bit more (probably I'm a bigger guy...). Cereal in baggies with dried milk pre-added at home (just add water!) for breakfast, I usually do a...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   05-09-2011, 11:38 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,706
Posted By metcarfre
What do people bring hot glue sticks for? Is it...

What do people bring hot glue sticks for? Is it a fishing thing?
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   05-06-2011, 05:06 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,706
Posted By metcarfre
I've always thought of an emergency as stuff you...

I've always thought of an emergency as stuff you keep directly on your person in case you lose your pack somehow; otherwise, the stuff I already have in my pack for everyday stuff should suffice.
...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   04-29-2011, 12:08 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,617
Posted By metcarfre
Tried on the Westcomb Spectre LT. Beautiful...

Tried on the Westcomb Spectre LT. Beautiful jacket. Sizing was a bit odd - well proportioned (for me) in arms, chest & etc. but super tight in the waist of all places - but the salesperson claims...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   04-28-2011, 04:47 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,617
Posted By metcarfre
Yeah, did a little research. I always remembered...

Yeah, did a little research. I always remembered Westcomb as the company that made jackets for snowboarding douches, but they look solid. I'll take a look at Hillsound.
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   04-28-2011, 01:48 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,617
Posted By metcarfre
In the market for a new hardshell - what are some...

In the market for a new hardshell - what are some manufacturers that use eVent that sell locally (Lower Mainland)? How much-ish should one be prepared to pay.

One thing's for sure - not buying...
Forum: Hiking and Backpacking   04-28-2011, 01:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,519
Posted By metcarfre
Um, Peter, kill "all' is kind of an...

Um, Peter, kill "all' is kind of an overstatement, don't you think?

I use the tabs, light and easy. Probably don't let them work long enough though. Ah, well *chugs*

Edit; by which I mean...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   04-18-2011, 03:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,976
Posted By metcarfre
I like my Contacts.

I like my Contacts.
Forum: Gear for sale! ClubTread Buy and Sell   03-17-2011, 11:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 780
Posted By metcarfre
If anybody just wants the watch I'd be willing to...

If anybody just wants the watch I'd be willing to purchase just the HR belt, download cable, and software. Already have the watch.
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   03-14-2011, 04:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 867
Posted By metcarfre
Trekking pole basket problem

I've had a pair of BD Expedition poles for a number of years and have found them to be in general very good. I've even used them for skiing from time to time.

My problem is the basket and...
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