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Forum: British Columbia   01-18-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,232
Posted By nwaber
I feel like your request for donations is...

I feel like your request for donations is hampered by the vagary of your stated plan. A major selling point for mainstream crowdfunding campaigns (and a primary feature of any grant application) is...
Forum: Hiking and Backpacking   07-28-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,956
Posted By nwaber
It would be interesting to see some stats on...

It would be interesting to see some stats on which lots see the most break-ins (it strikes me that there a couple regulars that make up the great majority, and then a scattering of isolated...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   06-24-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,642
Posted By nwaber
While the prospect of fiddling around to find...

While the prospect of fiddling around to find optimal pressure is not great for a survival situation, the 4L/24hr rate is presumably for a single stick/hose assembly. Assuming that you have a long...
Forum: Photography Talk   12-31-2013, 01:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,101
Posted By nwaber
As far as my own experience goes, it's a matter...

As far as my own experience goes, it's a matter of fast-access/sharability paired with post-hoc editability. One of the chief advantages of shooting RAW is that your images are to a large extent...
Forum: Photography Talk   12-30-2013, 06:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,101
Posted By nwaber
Try GIMP (link: http://www.gimp.org/) Aside...

Try GIMP (link: http://www.gimp.org/)

Aside from draping image textures on 3D objects, I have yet to find anything that Photoshop (CS4) can do that GIMP can't, including RAW processing. There's a...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   12-22-2013, 05:26 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 19,455
Posted By nwaber
This sounds less like something to get upset...

This sounds less like something to get upset about, and more like something to make into a "how creative can I get regarding my "stated purpose", and still park in the upper lot.

Day 1: Pick up a...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   12-16-2013, 11:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,837
Posted By nwaber
The worst pairs of hiking shoes I have ever word...

The worst pairs of hiking shoes I have ever word (not hyperbole) have been Keens. The first pair lasted less than 50 days of wear (got them in April, and the sole was worn out by July, and I...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   10-14-2013, 11:22 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 12,630
Posted By nwaber
One factor to consider, if you are leaning...

One factor to consider, if you are leaning towards a crossover, is that not all AWD systems are alike. I recently bought a used Subaru Outback to replace my kaput Pathfinder (so far so good, but I...
Forum: Alberta Hiking   08-17-2013, 12:39 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,683
Posted By nwaber
I vote against taking a baby to a hut. Others...

I vote against taking a baby to a hut. Others have adequately outlined the irritation of a crying baby for other sleepers, but what about the flip side: other people affecting baby's sleep....
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   08-15-2013, 04:34 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,710
Posted By nwaber
The online avalanche training course...

The online avalanche training course (http://www.avalanche.ca/cac/training/online-course) includes an interesting point about group dynamics that is echoed by Blucruisin's statement about people...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   07-10-2013, 12:47 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,716
Posted By nwaber
I had a fun one a while back on my way to Red...

I had a fun one a while back on my way to Red Rocks with a couple buddies:

Border Guard : Where are you headed?
Me: Las Vegas.
BG: Why are you going to Vegas?
Me: To go rock climbing in the...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   05-31-2013, 06:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 19,961
Posted By nwaber
I think leimrod has hit the nail on the head...

I think leimrod has hit the nail on the head here- not with the "the bigger ass you are the better service" part, but with the "in a management capacity". Calling a bunch of times and talking to...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   05-28-2013, 07:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 19,961
Posted By nwaber
I've never been to Camper's Village, so I have no...

I've never been to Camper's Village, so I have no idea whether they're any good or not. MEC is an anomaly in terms of their warranty practices, and their behaviour may be to some extent related to...
Forum: Maps, GPS, Orienteering   05-21-2013, 04:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,698
Posted By nwaber
At ±3m it's not really any better or worse than...

At ±3m it's not really any better or worse than any standard handheld GPS (including most phones/GPS-enabled tablets). The WAAS feature is nice, however, as that is generally not included in other...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   05-13-2013, 11:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,372
Posted By nwaber
According to the Zamberlan website, Hillsound (on...

According to the Zamberlan website, Hillsound (on W. Broadway, Vancouver) is a Zamberlan dealer. As such, they should be able to special-order your boots for you (if they do special orders).

If...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   02-24-2013, 02:08 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 29,917
Posted By nwaber
As a dog owner, I wish there were more places...

As a dog owner, I wish there were more places close to Vancouver that I could hike with my dog. However, as a hiker, I'm kind of glad there aren't that many because there are a hell of a lot of...
Forum: Mountaineering, Scrambling, and Climbing   02-16-2013, 07:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,219
Posted By nwaber
Smith Rock Select is pretty up-to-date, and quite...

Smith Rock Select is pretty up-to-date, and quite accurate. It's thinner, cheaper, and only gives you a selection of the routes. Basically, it omits the scruffy, obscure stuff that few but the locals...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   12-28-2012, 09:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,399
Posted By nwaber
Thanks Wildman. As for the model selection,...

Thanks Wildman.

As for the model selection, I do love the MSR Lightning Ascent dearly. I'm not big on sliding around on snow, so having a snowshoe that is effectively all crampon suits me just...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   12-26-2012, 10:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,399
Posted By nwaber
I'd say that a lot depends on the snow you're on...

I'd say that a lot depends on the snow you're on too. I'm ~210lbs (probably ~230 with winter clothes, daypack, camera, etc) and regularly use a 25" snowshoe (MSR Lightning Ascent) without any need...
Forum: Hiking With Kids   12-21-2012, 09:51 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,919
Posted By nwaber
I find the lack of Monty Python references in...

I find the lack of Monty Python references in this thread disturbing.

"It's not a question of where it grips it; it's a question of maintining airspeed velocity! A 15lb cannot carry a 30lb...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   12-12-2012, 07:10 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,581
Posted By nwaber
I'm not convinced the dog learned the lesson that...

I'm not convinced the dog learned the lesson that running away results in weeks of hardship. It probably learned that being found in the bush results in lots of attention, pets, cuddles, treats, and...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   12-10-2012, 12:34 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,581
Posted By nwaber
@AcesHigh: "Get rid of the dog"? Seriously? How...

@AcesHigh:
"Get rid of the dog"? Seriously? How does that solve anything? The "get rid of" options there are either give the dog away or kill it. Let's examine:
1) Give it to someone. Doesn't make...
Forum: British Columbia - Mainland Hiking   10-26-2012, 11:06 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 35,254
Posted By nwaber
Interesting thread! A lot seems to hinge on the...

Interesting thread! A lot seems to hinge on the word "permanent" in the structure description. There has to be some sort of legalese definition that says something like "whereas a permanent structure...
Forum: Gear for sale! ClubTread Buy and Sell   10-15-2012, 12:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,839
Posted By nwaber
A while back when I bought my Pathfinder I had...

A while back when I bought my Pathfinder I had narrowed it down to two Craigslisted vehicles (owners; not dealers), and arranged to look at/test drive each of them on the same afternoon. I prebooked...
Forum: Gear for sale! ClubTread Buy and Sell   09-29-2012, 01:01 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,866
Posted By nwaber
For Sale: Feathercraft Klondike kayak (2 person)

My folks are downsizing and are looking to sell their Feathercraft Klondike kayak. Or more accurately, have instructed my brother and I to sell it. It's a folding kayak, so it packs up to fit into a...
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