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Forum: Snowshoeing and Backcountry Skiing   12-31-2014, 08:47 PM
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Views: 3,018
Posted By JessieG
And cancel that request for info- went ahead and...

And cancel that request for info- went ahead and bought them. Seem to be working out fine for my friend. Cheers!
Forum: Snowshoeing and Backcountry Skiing   12-29-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,018
Posted By JessieG
Yanes snowshoes - anyone use them?

Considering purchasing a pair for a friend. They are available locally, they are affordable, and they come in an appropriate size for my friend's weight. What very few reviews I could find for them...
Forum: Snowshoeing and Backcountry Skiing   11-13-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,597
Posted By JessieG
Happened to be doing a bit of work in a ski shop...

Happened to be doing a bit of work in a ski shop today. I asked if they happened to have any 3 pin boots in stock. They did - a pair of Garmont Excursions in my size. And they were half price!...
Forum: Snowshoeing and Backcountry Skiing   11-11-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,597
Posted By JessieG
Thanks for the advice and information, everyone....

Thanks for the advice and information, everyone. I can see that maybe the leather boots would be preferable for me at this stage. I'm tossing about the idea of getting some Rossignol BCX 675's - they...
Forum: Snowshoeing and Backcountry Skiing   11-09-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,597
Posted By JessieG
Advice on buying used 3 pin 75 mm telemark boots?

I just got a great deal on some used Alpina Lite Terrain skis, with 3 pin 75 mm bindings already installed. Now I'm looking to buy a used pair of boots. Are there any brands and models I should be...
Forum: Snowshoeing and Backcountry Skiing   10-26-2014, 12:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,346
Posted By JessieG
Closest skiing to Nanaimo?

My wife and I are contemplating a move there. I'm wondering how far I'd have to drive to go skiing. I know about Mt Washington and Mt Cain, but I was hoping for some places much closer. I'm thinking...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   10-15-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,800
Posted By JessieG
Loved it - I'm watching all his videos.

Loved it - I'm watching all his videos.
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   10-14-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,800
Posted By JessieG
Book on the basics of living in the mountains?

Maybe it sounds like a ridiculous question, but someone has to ask those.

Being a relative newbie to living in the mountains (about a year and a half now), I'm sure there are probably dangers that...
Forum: Hiking and Backpacking   10-05-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,175
Posted By JessieG
Tips on recovery from too much of a hike?

Wasn't even that long of a hike yesterday, but it had way more vertical than I am used to in a relatively short distance. Today, it doesn't take much effort at all to get my heart beating really...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   09-23-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 14,364
Posted By JessieG
Not to mention that Fido charges about ten to...

Not to mention that Fido charges about ten to fifteen dollars less per month for what is essentially the same plan. I'd switch to them in heartbeat, except for the fact that they have the same...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   09-20-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 14,364
Posted By JessieG
So there may be issues with dropped calls or low...

So there may be issues with dropped calls or low signal strength for Koodo?
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   09-20-2014, 12:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 14,364
Posted By JessieG
Maybe that is what it is where you are, but here...

Maybe that is what it is where you are, but here it is No Tab, Tab Small, Medium, or Large; and then Heavyweight. I'll have another look at it, though.

On a side note, I sure did appreciate your...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   09-19-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 14,364
Posted By JessieG
Which cell phone service in BC

I've been researching which cell phone to get, which cell phone company has rates that I can afford, and which one has the best coverage.

The Samsung Galaxy S3 seems like the best bet - it comes...
Forum: British Columbia - Vancouver Island Hiking   09-01-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,568
Posted By JessieG
contemplating a move to Vancouver Island

My wife and I are contemplating a move out there. We'll see how things go here in the Kootenays, but it hasn't gone as well as we hoped it had. Underemployment or unemployment is somewhat of an...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   08-18-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,199
Posted By JessieG
Good to hear the opinion of someone who has used...

Good to hear the opinion of someone who has used them, and the tiak as well. I was curious about the single pole - it looks like a good idea, and anything that can act as a brake is a bonus to me. My...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   08-18-2014, 12:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,199
Posted By JessieG
Altai Hoks - the "skishoe" - anyone use them?

I've fallen in love with the winter here in the Kootenays. The possibilities for winter recreation are endless; there's lots of snow, and it's not insanely cold, either. Bonus! I'm really wanting to...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   05-17-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,482
Posted By JessieG
Followup: I ended up getting a one year...

Followup:

I ended up getting a one year subscription for a really good price, and the receiver was dirt cheap. Installed it in my Subaru hatchback, and it worked fine... in the city (Winnipeg at...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   04-18-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,306
Posted By JessieG
I have not used any of the MEC offerings, but I...

I have not used any of the MEC offerings, but I have had 3 paddling knives. My thoughts on them are:

1) a solid one piece with a molded on handle is probably going to better than a model where the...
Forum: Hiking and Backpacking   04-12-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,986
Posted By JessieG
Options for hauing a pack with an injured shoulder

I'm the kind of guy who likes to be prepared when I go for a hike, even if it is just a couple of hours up and down a local mountain. Bear spray, first aid kit, water, camera, and so on. But now I am...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   11-20-2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 12,517
Posted By JessieG
I third that. Good to know that there are folks...

I third that. Good to know that there are folks out there willing to risk life and limb to save lost, injured, and overconfident people.
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   11-17-2013, 06:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 876
Posted By JessieG
fog light recommendations?

Coming into the start of my first winter driving season in the mountains, I do believe that having fog lights on the cars would be advantageous. Do you folks have any recommendations on what type /...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   11-14-2013, 11:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,863
Posted By JessieG
I believe the point is that snow tires won't save...

I believe the point is that snow tires won't save you if you drive like a dumbass, which is to say drive within safe limits. I believe I covered that with:



Or did I miss something?
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   11-13-2013, 12:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,863
Posted By JessieG
<sigh> No, I haven't factored in the...

<sigh> No, I haven't factored in the capability of the drivers. But I am factoring in watching a ten year old Tercel with FWD and 5 inches of ground clearance go up a snow covered stretch of road...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   11-12-2013, 09:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,863
Posted By JessieG
Yes, you can have the wheels spinning madly with...

Yes, you can have the wheels spinning madly with snow tires on. However, the advantage of snow tires is tremendous, as indicated by the Tercel going where the Range Rover couldn't.

I agree with...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   11-12-2013, 09:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,863
Posted By JessieG
Thank you - correction made. And you are correct...

Thank you - correction made. And you are correct - there aren't many turn around spots available there.
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