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Forum: British Columbia - Vancouver Island Hiking   01-06-2010, 12:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,391
Posted By GusChiggins
I tried to find a place to live in Cumberland for...

I tried to find a place to live in Cumberland for a while - I have a few friends there, but in the end settled for a place in Courtenay because I couldn't find what I was looking for in Cumby.
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Forum: British Columbia - Vancouver Island Hiking   01-01-2010, 09:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,391
Posted By GusChiggins
Thanks for all the tips, I'll def. check out the...

Thanks for all the tips, I'll def. check out the Bevan ghost town - that sounds great!

Flatland - I'm going to North Island College for their pro photography program. Starts in just over a week...
Forum: British Columbia - Vancouver Island Hiking   12-30-2009, 01:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,991
Posted By GusChiggins
You can get trail maps from NALT - Nanaimo Area...

You can get trail maps from NALT - Nanaimo Area Land Trust - (from them directly or @ Valhalla Pure or Alberni Outpost). There are many different trails from many access points (Witchcraft Lake,...
Forum: British Columbia - Vancouver Island Hiking   12-29-2009, 03:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,391
Posted By GusChiggins
Hmm, Billy D's hey, good to know, thanks! I...

Hmm, Billy D's hey, good to know, thanks! I expect to be spending a fair amount of time in the Waverly...

Anyone know anything about group rides out of Cumberland?
Forum: British Columbia - Vancouver Island Hiking   12-28-2009, 03:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,391
Posted By GusChiggins
Moving to the Comox Valley

I'm moving to the Comox Valley to go back to school in a few weeks; I currently live in Nanaimo so know some of the more obvious stuff

Basically I'm looking for new guy advice; places to go,...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   12-19-2009, 03:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,273
Posted By GusChiggins
Petzl and black diamond make crampon extender...

Petzl and black diamond make crampon extender bars for their basic mountaineering crampons.

I've heard good things about the yaktrax for trucking around in the snow in the city
Forum: Paddling, Biking, and Other   12-17-2009, 04:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,966
Posted By GusChiggins
I've played with them a couple times and loved...

I've played with them a couple times and loved them! I'm amazed they're still as unknown as they are. I saw a video of Fedor Emelianko training with them, I suspect that will increase public...
Forum: Photography Talk   12-15-2009, 12:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,065
Posted By GusChiggins
Camera neck strap or string?

A friend of mine has taken the regular strap off his camera in favour of a 3mm cord. His reasoning is that it takes up considerably less space in his camera bag. Since I first noticed his I've seen...
Forum: British Columbia   12-08-2009, 08:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,138
Posted By GusChiggins
Thanks JD! Greg was sitting on my chair kit and...

Thanks JD! Greg was sitting on my chair kit and down mat. the kit weighs 500g and isn't all that small either, but on trips like this I make sure to bring it. Im willing to carry more for comfort...
Forum: British Columbia   12-07-2009, 11:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,138
Posted By GusChiggins
Kwai Lake Birthday Snowshoeing

https://www.clubtread.com/forumPix/237000/237433.jpg
So after a few years of posting I figure it's finally time to post a trip report. This was written for an outdoor blog a friend and I contribute...
Forum: Hiking With Kids   12-02-2009, 09:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,544
Posted By GusChiggins
My entire family went through the scouting...

My entire family went through the scouting movement when my sister and I were younger - both my parents were boy scout and girl guide leaders, respectively. The opportunities we all got were...
Forum: British Columbia - Vancouver Island Hiking   12-01-2009, 01:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,597
Posted By GusChiggins
Thanks for the information Hiker! On a...

Thanks for the information Hiker!

On a kind of related point; a group of us slowshoed/skied out to kwai lake this weekend and met 3 dudes who were hoping to get out to Sid's cabin. They left an...
Forum: Hiking and Backpacking   11-13-2009, 05:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,787
Posted By GusChiggins
I just ordered a pile of camera stuff from B&H in...

I just ordered a pile of camera stuff from B&H in New York, they shipped UPS Express - 2 day for 35 bucks but I got nailed with $140 of duties.
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   11-12-2009, 03:51 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,954
Posted By GusChiggins
Dude. Best post I've read on this forum. ...

Dude.

Best post I've read on this forum. EVER.

I wish there was a high five smiley face.
Forum: Photography Talk   11-12-2009, 01:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,595
Posted By GusChiggins
Awesome info, thanks! Reason I'm asking is...

Awesome info, thanks!

Reason I'm asking is I'm getting a new camera that uses CF cards and have to get new cards as well; my current body uses SD cards. I've always used several smaller cards...
Forum: Hiking and Backpacking   11-12-2009, 01:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,787
Posted By GusChiggins
I run with the MYO XP Belt and haven't been able...

I run with the MYO XP Belt and haven't been able to outrun it's brightness yet. I like it way more than the Tikka xp I used to use.

The MYO rxp is brighter; the programmable strobe is probably...
Forum: Photography Talk   11-12-2009, 10:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,595
Posted By GusChiggins
Size and quantity of memory cards?

Quick poll: Do you use lots of smaller sized memory cards or a few larger ones? Why?
Forum: Outdoor / Hiking Humor   11-05-2009, 11:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 806
Posted By GusChiggins
Wilderness Survival

With all the talk about SPOT and getting lost and everything I figured I'd post this handy link to a couple important survival tips.

http://www.27bslash6.com/lost.html


P.S. 'Overdue Account',...
Forum: Mountaineering, Scrambling, and Climbing   10-20-2009, 05:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,651
Posted By GusChiggins
For me it's come down to price - at the gym here...

For me it's come down to price - at the gym here it's almost half the price for a bouldering pass than it is for a full pass.
Forum: Hiking and Backpacking   10-03-2009, 09:36 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,489
Posted By GusChiggins
I've always been taught to get up and go,...

I've always been taught to get up and go, irregardless of the conditions.

Dudes have the lucky advantage of being able to unzip sleeping bag and tent door and letting fly out the door into the...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   09-28-2009, 05:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,370
Posted By GusChiggins
Compression clothing is designed to help reduce...

Compression clothing is designed to help reduce the buildup of lactic acid and allow you to recover quicker. Lactic acid is generally only produced in quantities large enough to feel during power...
Forum: Paddling, Biking, and Other   09-23-2009, 03:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,748
Posted By GusChiggins
I see a little bit of information on nutrition in...

I see a little bit of information on nutrition in the link hafilax posted; not as much as I would expect of a fitness program of this intensity though. When you go to these classes do they speak...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   09-23-2009, 03:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,250
Posted By GusChiggins
I've got the theta sv also and have worn it in...

I've got the theta sv also and have worn it in the summer. I don't find it overly warm, but I do have a lighter duty shell that I tend to wear when it's hot out so I don't have tons of experience in...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   09-15-2009, 11:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,202
Posted By GusChiggins
here's the Petzl microsite on their new series: ...

here's the Petzl microsite on their new series:
http://petzl.com/en/outdoor/headlamp/tikka-2
I saw them a while ago but didn't get to really play with them much so don't have much of a comparison...
Forum: Gear for sale! ClubTread Buy and Sell   09-15-2009, 03:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 857
Posted By GusChiggins
I have the dudes version of these and they rock!...

I have the dudes version of these and they rock! (sorry, no pun intended). Super comfy!
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