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Forum: British Columbia - Vancouver Island Hiking   07-10-2020, 11:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,174
Posted By sluggo
Thanks. I think I have some old gaiters, are they...

Thanks. I think I have some old gaiters, are they worthwhile to bring? 32 years of hiking but Iíve never done any coastal hikes...

I think Iíve tried on every pair of hiking shoe/boot in...
Forum: British Columbia - Vancouver Island Hiking   07-10-2020, 02:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,174
Posted By sluggo
Gear for Cape Scott

I'm looking at backpacking in Cape Scott either this summer or fall. Probably spending a couple of nights at Nel's Bight. I'm not sure if I have the right equipment for this trip though. I have a...
Forum: Washington State Hiking   07-09-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,833
Posted By sluggo
camping along Chain Lakes?

Hello,
I'm looking to do a backpacking trip with my kids next week and Chain Lakes looks like a great place to visit. Is there anywhere to camp along that circuit? If not, what are some backpack...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   07-22-2013, 10:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 582
Posted By sluggo
Thanks for the info. Maybe Blowdown...

Thanks for the info.

Maybe Blowdown Creek/Pass would be another good option.
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   07-22-2013, 08:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 582
Posted By sluggo
campsite availability at Joffre this weekend

Hi,
I wanted to take the kids up to Joffre for an overnighter this weekend. What time should we be on the trail Saturday morning if we wanted to get a place to pitch a tent?

Alternatively, what...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   08-18-2011, 11:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 902
Posted By sluggo
tents for family of 4

Hi,
I have a couple of tents from the good old days, ie before kids. I have a Sierra Designs Flashlight 2 (pre clip flashlight) that is very light but not freestanding. I also have a Mountain...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   09-03-2010, 04:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,217
Posted By sluggo
Tenquille lake from Birkenhead?

Hi,
It looks like a person can hike to Tenquille Lake starting from Birkenhead Road on the east side. Has anyone done this, or any details on this route?

Thanks
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   08-15-2010, 07:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 655
Posted By sluggo
Cheakamus trail with a jogger?

Does anyone know if the trail to Cheakamus Lake and its campground is suitable for pushing a double jogger?

thanks!
Forum: Photography Talk   04-10-2010, 09:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,570
Posted By sluggo
I'm with Vern on this one. In the mountains it...

I'm with Vern on this one. In the mountains it is not uncommon to have a dynamic range of 9EV, whereas a camera may only cover a range of 6EV. HDR and GND filters are the best ways around this. ...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   04-24-2009, 07:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,739
Posted By sluggo
I ended up getting a MEC Pharoah -7C. I tried it...

I ended up getting a MEC Pharoah -7C. I tried it out last night, I slept on our deck. It was 4C and I was comfy all night. I can see how if I had a -1C bag or similar, I would start getting a bit...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   04-23-2009, 10:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,970
Posted By sluggo
A couple of my oldest bits are a Sierra Designs...

A couple of my oldest bits are a Sierra Designs Flashlight tent from 1990 (bought it from REI for $90) and an MSR Whisperlite international from 1991. The Whisperlite is still used frequently, and...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   04-18-2009, 02:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,739
Posted By sluggo
wow, 40% off. How recent is recent, maybe I'll...

wow, 40% off. How recent is recent, maybe I'll phone them and see if I can do a deal. It's not showing on sale now.
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   04-18-2009, 01:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,739
Posted By sluggo
LOL, it looks like with the Merlin a person gets...

LOL, it looks like with the Merlin a person gets to choose what is more important.

lightweight: get a slightly larger 5L "waterproof" stuffsack
size and waterproof: get a 220g compression...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   04-18-2009, 01:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,739
Posted By sluggo
FamilyGuy, which MB #2 do you like? Is it the...

FamilyGuy, which MB #2 do you like? Is it the UltraLight version that sells for around $390? That would be a fantastic bag, no doubt.

Which stuff sack would be good for the Merlin -3C, since I...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   04-17-2009, 07:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,739
Posted By sluggo
sleeping bag choice

I'm trying to narrow down a new sleeping bag choice. Typical places of use include the Rockies and West Coast Range (alpine and sub-alpine) in the summer, coastal summer and shoulder season. No...
Forum: Hiking With Kids   08-19-2008, 07:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,383
Posted By sluggo
I attempted to pack the 70L Aether. I packed my...

I attempted to pack the 70L Aether. I packed my sleeping bag and the two kids bags, the 3 person tent, tarp and 1 sleeping pad. I could fit some more stuff in the lid, some snacks, and that's about...
Forum: Hiking With Kids   08-19-2008, 12:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,383
Posted By sluggo
yeah, I have the same pack. Well, mine is a 70l...

yeah, I have the same pack. Well, mine is a 70l Aether. Maybe they used to be bigger. I'm sure my wife can carry a few things so given your feedback I think the 70L is doable. The difference...
Forum: Hiking With Kids   08-18-2008, 05:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,383
Posted By sluggo
This is all theoretical so far, we were planning...

This is all theoretical so far, we were planning some hikes but injuries took their toll on me in May.

The kids are 3 and 5, so right now I'm hoping to do a 1km hike to campsite. The kids can...
Forum: Hiking With Kids   08-18-2008, 04:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,383
Posted By sluggo
what size backpack when hiking with kids?

Hi,

I just bought an Osprey 70L backpack. I haven't used it or taken the tags off of it yet because I'm wondering if I should have gotten a larger pack. I haven't hiked/backpacked with my kids...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   08-07-2008, 02:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,017
Posted By sluggo
here is our setup from the weekend. 1 rope to ...

here is our setup from the weekend. 1 rope to the only tree, one tarp pole, and marginal staking to the gravel ground. hiking poles typically only extend 140cm, which would make for a very low...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   08-06-2008, 08:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,017
Posted By sluggo
yeah, I had some long cord but I'm thinking about...

yeah, I had some long cord but I'm thinking about getting a couple of 20m lengths.
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   08-06-2008, 02:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,017
Posted By sluggo
putting up a tarp

Not sure that this is really a club tread question, but here it goes. Does anyone have experience in setting up tarps such as a siltarp, mec guide tarp et? In particular, setting up in a relatively...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   06-08-2008, 04:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 540
Posted By sluggo
polar axn or similar heart rate monitors

Does anyone use one of these watches, or any other HRM that also does altitude? I'd like to hear about it!

thanks
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   05-06-2008, 08:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,176
Posted By sluggo
Definitely you can only get so far by...

Definitely you can only get so far by recommendations because in the end your choice will be restricted to what fits you best. Having said that, here some of my thoughts:
1. shank/sole stiffness...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   05-05-2008, 10:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,220
Posted By sluggo
Stein to Loop camp sounds awesome and I was...

Stein to Loop camp sounds awesome and I was considering the upper Skagit. I've been to Alder flats and perhaps this might be a tough hike for small kids with little legs? It was party central when...
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