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Forum: British Columbia - Vancouver Island Hiking   06-27-2020, 10:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,403
Posted By ChubbyTuna
We did the whole North Coast Trail in 2018. We...

We did the whole North Coast Trail in 2018. We purposely started and ended mid-week to try to avoid crowds. I would suggest mid-week. There will definitely be people there but nothing like the...
Forum: British Columbia - Vancouver Island Hiking   06-04-2020, 12:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,648
Posted By ChubbyTuna
Thanks for the input. Do you know if one end is...

Thanks for the input. Do you know if one end is safer over the other for vehicle parking? I've heard of a lot of break-ins. This is the one thing that I hate most about multi-day trips. Is there...
Forum: British Columbia - Vancouver Island Hiking   06-03-2020, 12:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,648
Posted By ChubbyTuna
Juan De Fuca Trail - Which direction do you prefer?

Hi guys. I'm going to be hiking the Juan De Fuca trail this summer. Just wondering if anyone has any preferences to hiking south to north or north to south? Is it easier to catch the bus back to the...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   05-07-2020, 01:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 873
Posted By ChubbyTuna
I think a Garmin inReach is much more practical...

I think a Garmin inReach is much more practical than a satellite phone and it's smaller and lighter too. You can text from it and you can have your friends or family track your progress throughout...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   05-07-2020, 12:49 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 273
Posted By ChubbyTuna
Anyone Like The New North Face Jackets?

Just wondering if anyone likes the new styles and types of North Face jackets? I've always had North Face gortex shell jackets. I usually get the higher end of the shell jacket line because they seem...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   05-30-2019, 10:58 PM
Replies: 952
Views: 210,820
Posted By ChubbyTuna
Does anyone have an update for conditions for the...

Does anyone have an update for conditions for the Howe Sound Crest Trail? How far can I get before hitting snow? Thanks.
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   05-30-2019, 10:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,133
Posted By ChubbyTuna
If you're looking for one that you can just drive...

If you're looking for one that you can just drive off the lot without having to do any aftermarket mods, then go for a Rubicon. It would be the most capable off road. I wouldn't buy new. Give the...
Forum: British Columbia - Vancouver Island Hiking   05-13-2019, 10:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,116
Posted By ChubbyTuna
Thanks Lythe. I've got some research to do but I...

Thanks Lythe. I've got some research to do but I think we'll probably plan for 5 days... 1 day in, 3 days to hike and 1 day out. I guess it would be weather dependent as well for float planes and...
Forum: British Columbia - Vancouver Island Hiking   05-11-2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,116
Posted By ChubbyTuna
Hey Thea, we did the North Coast Trail in...

Hey Thea, we did the North Coast Trail in September of 2017. It would be nice to split the cost with others to bring the price down. I'll ask my friends but I think they are planning for end of...
Forum: British Columbia - Vancouver Island Hiking   05-11-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,116
Posted By ChubbyTuna
Hey guys, I'm thinking about doing the Nootka...

Hey guys, I'm thinking about doing the Nootka Trail this summer. I see a lot of online posts saying that this is a 5-6 day hike. This seems a little excessive for only 36 kms. We did the North Coast...
Forum: British Columbia - Vancouver Island Hiking   04-03-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,112
Posted By ChubbyTuna
I took my North Face Cat's Meow on the North...

I took my North Face Cat's Meow on the North Coast Trail last year. It was the lightest synthetic bag I could find within the temperature range I was looking for. I also bought a water proof...
Forum: British Columbia - Vancouver Island Hiking   03-25-2019, 11:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,303
Posted By ChubbyTuna
Well, it turns out they overbooked our dates and...

Well, it turns out they overbooked our dates and refunded the money back to my friends credit card without telling him. I just happened to find out when I called the WCT office to inquire about...
Forum: British Columbia - Vancouver Island Hiking   01-19-2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,303
Posted By ChubbyTuna
Thanks, I haven’t bedn able to find anything...

Thanks, I haven’t bedn able to find anything online either. I’ve tried calling the WCT office numerous times and no one ever answers.
Forum: British Columbia - Vancouver Island Hiking   01-16-2019, 01:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,303
Posted By ChubbyTuna
WCT Water Taxi?

Hey guys. We will be hiking the WCT from south to north. I'm wondering if there is a water taxi that will go from the north back down to the south when we are finished instead of taking the bus? If...
Forum: British Columbia - Vancouver Island Hiking   01-13-2019, 12:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,303
Posted By ChubbyTuna
My buddy booked it because I was stuck in a...

My buddy booked it because I was stuck in a meeting the morning of reservations. He booked for June 26 but we are going to try to change to sometime in August instead if possible. Better chances of...
Forum: British Columbia - Vancouver Island Hiking   12-26-2018, 11:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,303
Posted By ChubbyTuna
West Coast Trail Reservations?

Hey guys. I’m just wondering how quickly the reservations book up for prime times such as August? Is it like trying to book a concert where everything good books up in the first few minutes? Is it...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   08-22-2017, 02:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,603
Posted By ChubbyTuna
And a shot of Baileys for a little added kick.

And a shot of Baileys for a little added kick.
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   08-22-2017, 02:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 972
Posted By ChubbyTuna
Thanks. As stated in the original post, I know...

Thanks. As stated in the original post, I know about the JetBoil CrunchIt, I actually just bought one. I'm just wondering how hard it is to actually crush the canister. They seem like the metal is...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   08-21-2017, 12:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,234
Posted By ChubbyTuna
By the way, how was the trail conditions? I'm...

By the way, how was the trail conditions? I'm leaving for it next week. How was the water situation?... was it really murky with lots of sediment or somewhat clear?
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   08-21-2017, 12:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,234
Posted By ChubbyTuna
I use the Sawyer Mini hooked up to a Geigerrig...

I use the Sawyer Mini hooked up to a Geigerrig bladder. With the Geiggerig, I can pressurize the bladder, sit back and let it do it's thing. I also use a small Katadyn charcoal filter after the...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   08-20-2017, 01:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,603
Posted By ChubbyTuna
Well, I've been trying many different flavors...

Well, I've been trying many different flavors from different brands and I've found that there are more bad tasting ones than good...I'm a picky eater. I'm really glad that I tested them first...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   08-20-2017, 01:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 972
Posted By ChubbyTuna
Crushing a Butane Canister?

Has anyone tried crushing a butane stove canister after bleeding off the remaining fuel using the Jetboil CrunchIt? I don't have any empty canisters around to try. I'm thinking that after bleeding...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   08-13-2017, 04:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 466
Posted By ChubbyTuna
Waterproofing a tent fly

Hey guys. I'm wanting to apply some waterproofing to my tent fly (MSR HubbaHubba NX) just to make sure it's gonna withstand any heavy rains while out on the trail. I can't decide between Nikwax or...
Forum: Gear for sale! ClubTread Buy and Sell   08-12-2017, 12:25 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 439
Posted By ChubbyTuna
Prana Stretch Zion Pants - New

I have a brand new pair of Prana Stretch Zion pants for sale. (Not convertable) I screwed up and didn't look at my order before placing it online and ordered them too small. These are 31W x 28"...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   06-30-2017, 01:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,603
Posted By ChubbyTuna
What is your favorite dehydrated food?

I'd like to know what people's choices are when it comes to dehydrated food. I've tried a few different ones, some of which are not bad and others which almost made me throw up in my mouth. Any...
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