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Forum: Gear for sale! ClubTread Buy and Sell   07-20-2015, 11:59 AM
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Posted By Hiker Boy
PM sent

PM sent
Forum: Gear for sale! ClubTread Buy and Sell   07-01-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,128
Posted By Hiker Boy
That's a drop in the bucket. I have over 30...

That's a drop in the bucket. I have over 30 stoves. I'll probably put some more up after I have sold all this first lot.
Forum: Gear for sale! ClubTread Buy and Sell   06-30-2015, 10:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,128
Posted By Hiker Boy
Hiker Boy's old gear cleanout

It's going up on Craigslist but I thought I'd post the list of what I'm putting up on here as well as a heads up to anyone interested.

Stoves
-Brunton Optimus Nova w bottle SOLD
-Original...
Forum: Hiking and Backpacking   06-28-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,208
Posted By Hiker Boy
Chicken, fish, ham, or spam in cans or...

Chicken, fish, ham, or spam in cans or pouches....they all basically taste the same and have the same texture.
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   06-27-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,158
Posted By Hiker Boy
Anything above the treeline isn't going to be...

Anything above the treeline isn't going to be great hammock country but stuff like Lindeman/Greendrop Lake trail or Golden Ears with a hang at Alder Flats campsite would work. Cheakamous Lake would...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   06-20-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 19,201
Posted By Hiker Boy
My bad, thought you were talking about Edmonton.

My bad, thought you were talking about Edmonton.
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   06-19-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,158
Posted By Hiker Boy
Try using an underquilt rather than a pad...

Try using an underquilt rather than a pad although it may be a bit problematic using one if your HH is bottom entry.
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   06-19-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,158
Posted By Hiker Boy
Hammocks

Anyone else rocking one these days?

I had a HH Exlporer Asym Deluxe but hated so much I never tried hammocks again for almost 8 years. Now I'm back into hammocks again but this time with a ...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   06-19-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 19,201
Posted By Hiker Boy
Camper's Village has a convenient location on the...

Camper's Village has a convenient location on the way out of town, MEC not so much.
Forum: Conservation Corner   09-09-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 18,981
Posted By Hiker Boy
1. No solids stay "suspended in water" for any...

1. No solids stay "suspended in water" for any real notable lengths of time unless there are currents to keep it churned up....gravity pretty well takes care of this. Even in currents, heavy...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   08-30-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,337
Posted By Hiker Boy
Could be some Poison Ivy, Stinging nettle, or...

Could be some Poison Ivy, Stinging nettle, or Knapweed...never seen Devil's Club or Hogweed in the Stein. Juniper is found all over the lower Stein and can cause rashes.
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   08-12-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,154
Posted By Hiker Boy
Maybe he's going to hack his way through Devil's...

Maybe he's going to hack his way through Devil's Club. Lol.
Forum: Conservation Corner   08-12-2014, 01:03 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 18,981
Posted By Hiker Boy
Hiker boy (whoever you really are) I'm just the...

Hiker boy (whoever you really are) I'm just the guy running your blood tests at a local hospital lab and training young impressionable kids to do the same so I can retire and get out hiking more. ...
Forum: Conservation Corner   08-12-2014, 12:34 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 9,385
Posted By Hiker Boy
I agree that we are all hypocrites. What makes a...

I agree that we are all hypocrites. What makes a person's message worth listening to is one who will openly admit to his faults from the outset. "Yes my house is too big, I could do better but I'm...
Forum: Conservation Corner   08-11-2014, 01:41 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 18,981
Posted By Hiker Boy
Very possible. Water courses are excavated and...

Very possible. Water courses are excavated and reprofiled all the time. Ever hear of a dredge? Streams in the gold fields have been moved from their original courses and back again many times...
Forum: Conservation Corner   08-11-2014, 01:21 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 18,981
Posted By Hiker Boy
The standing water in the tailings pond is no...

The standing water in the tailings pond is no different than that in the lake. The water serves no purpose other than to be used to tranport the slurry through pipes to the pond. The whole purpose...
Forum: Conservation Corner   08-10-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 18,981
Posted By Hiker Boy
Let's not be overly dramatic. It's bad but not...

Let's not be overly dramatic. It's bad but not that bad. The creek can be cleaned up and there are native plants which will grow in the tailings without absorbing or passing on the heavy metals...
Forum: Conservation Corner   08-10-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 18,981
Posted By Hiker Boy
No doubt there will be mines all over BC and...

No doubt there will be mines all over BC and elsewhere checking the stability of their tailings ponds. I was just up at Highland Valley Copper last month...
Took my Dad on a drive to see his old...
Forum: Conservation Corner   08-09-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 18,981
Posted By Hiker Boy
Most of the rock being mined in central and south...

Most of the rock being mined in central and south central BC is alkaline, non sulphide and has relatively small amounts of quartz.

It's not the same as Butte, Montana or those huge copper mines in...
Forum: Conservation Corner   08-08-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 18,981
Posted By Hiker Boy
Needing a spillway is a failure in engineering...

Needing a spillway is a failure in engineering and/or a failure in compliance by the company. This wasn't a random event but a failure in planning and a failure by the government to watch them more...
Forum: Conservation Corner   08-08-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 18,981
Posted By Hiker Boy
Spillways are not typically part of tailings...

Spillways are not typically part of tailings ponds because the idea of the pond is containment. Water from tailings ponds is supposed to be recycled and the excess to evaporate. I dont see the...
Forum: Conservation Corner   08-08-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 18,981
Posted By Hiker Boy
Can we try and keep this on topic. Strong...

Can we try and keep this on topic. Strong personalities with fundamentally different perspectives are never going to agree but could we keep our discussion civil.

It's up to our governments to...
Forum: Conservation Corner   08-08-2014, 01:45 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 18,981
Posted By Hiker Boy
I don't quite understand all the hate. Farmer...

I don't quite understand all the hate. Farmer accurately described how tailings work and the possible remediation for the disaster. No one is happy about it, especially the mining industry.

My...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   06-13-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,997
Posted By Hiker Boy
Signed

Signed
Forum: Snowshoeing and Backcountry Skiing   11-18-2013, 11:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,873
Posted By Hiker Boy
I use Atomic Selkirks, 78/60/70 with my Nordic...

I use Atomic Selkirks, 78/60/70 with my Nordic setup and I also use skins. It's a good choice for old logging roads, heading up to Baker's Artist point area, or perhaps the trip up to Elfin Shelter...
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