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Forum: Gotta Love Gear   11-27-2015, 12:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,788
Posted By johngenx
I have this one, and it works VERY well, and it's...

I have this one, and it works VERY well, and it's not expensive. Only holds 500ml or so, but at lunch during ski tours, my hot drink is HOT.
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Forum: Gotta Love Gear   11-08-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,209
Posted By johngenx
For anything non-technical I've been wearing...

For anything non-technical I've been wearing trail runners for some years now. I have some shorty lightweight gaiters I use to keep crap out if there's mud/etc. I greatly prefer the light weight...
Forum: Canadian Rockies Hiking   10-27-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 14,196
Posted By johngenx
I think the lockers are a great idea. I've seen...

I think the lockers are a great idea. I've seen them used in other places with great success. Yes, in some places people do leave their garbage behind, but it's minimal even on very busy trails...
Forum: Maps, GPS, Orienteering   10-26-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,194
Posted By johngenx
I use my iPhone all the time in the backcountry...

I use my iPhone all the time in the backcountry for navigation. I use the Topographic Maps Canada App - I can upload with the maps I need for any trip prior to heading out.

I don't use it for...
Forum: The Lodge   09-07-2015, 12:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,030
Posted By johngenx
It's an excellent movie. Resse Witherspoon was...

It's an excellent movie. Resse Witherspoon was great and the screenplay was well done.
Forum: Mountaineering, Scrambling, and Climbing   09-07-2015, 12:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,384
Posted By johngenx
Yes, some of those areas DO have a lot more bear...

Yes, some of those areas DO have a lot more bear activity than other places. Those restrictions are put in place once there are many bear/human interactions.

As noted you're more than free to do...
Forum: Mountaineering, Scrambling, and Climbing   09-01-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,797
Posted By johngenx
I just bring what I think I'll need for each...

I just bring what I think I'll need for each trip. I almost always have a headlamp in there and a small first aid kit and if I'm on my own my PLB, but otherwise it varies considerably.

I ran the...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   08-30-2015, 12:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,385
Posted By johngenx
How many nights per year do you plan on using...

How many nights per year do you plan on using your bag? I'm a heavy user, logging a lot of nights in my bag, so I invest in high quality bags. I have three different Western Mountaineering bags,...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   08-30-2015, 12:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,455
Posted By johngenx
My favourite convertible pants are the Outdoor...

My favourite convertible pants are the Outdoor Research Equinox pants. They're super comfy and very durable.
Forum: Mountaineering, Scrambling, and Climbing   08-20-2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,881
Posted By johngenx
So I take it you're planning on taking on some...

So I take it you're planning on taking on some 6000M peaks? Perhaps Denali? Or?

There is no one boot that does it all. A fairly big boot like a Spantik can work in some pretty cold places, but...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   08-16-2015, 11:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,931
Posted By johngenx
My two faves... ...

My two faves...

http://arcteryx.com/product.aspx?language=EN&category=Accessories&subcat=Hats_and_Caps&model=Accelero-Cap

http://www.outdoorresearch.com/en/accessories/hats/swift-cap-4.html
Forum: Mountaineering, Scrambling, and Climbing   08-14-2015, 02:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,593
Posted By johngenx
My current rope "quiver:" Two big beefy 60M...

My current rope "quiver:"

Two big beefy 60M non-dry 11mm ropes for top roping at the crag - they can stand all kinds of abuse and never shows any sign of wear. We often head out with families for...
Forum: Mountaineering, Scrambling, and Climbing   08-12-2015, 12:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,593
Posted By johngenx
I use 2 of the 30M ropes quite a bit - very...

I use 2 of the 30M ropes quite a bit - very versatile and when not in use, they're light in your pack. But, I would rarely use one, as you need two for teams of three or four.

If you're...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   06-04-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,404
Posted By johngenx
Go for fit. My daughter needed a new pack last...

Go for fit. My daughter needed a new pack last year and has the Deuter as it fit her better than the Osprey.
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   04-24-2015, 10:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,084
Posted By johngenx
UPS is "brown." Brown is the colour of poop. ...

UPS is "brown." Brown is the colour of poop. That is what their service is.

If UPS is the only shipping option, I option to buy elsewhere. From the US, USPS - Canada Post is awesome.
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   04-02-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,212
Posted By johngenx
I try to balance luxury with light weight and...

I try to balance luxury with light weight and think I've nailed it for me. I can handily fit a week-long summer backpack into a 50L pack and my starting weight with food/fuel etc would be ~25lbs for...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   04-01-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,212
Posted By johngenx
90% of my trips go into my 55L pack - and I...

90% of my trips go into my 55L pack - and I rarely use all of the capacity. I've done 4 night winter camping ski trips with that pack including carrying a -40C bag, etc. The right gear and nothing...
Forum: Snowshoeing and Backcountry Skiing   03-16-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,778
Posted By johngenx
Those skis also have a fairly aggressive...

Those skis also have a fairly aggressive early-rise tip, meaning they'll ski shorter than conventional cambered skis of the same length. I'm a meadow-skipping skier weighing only 155lbs (plus pack)...
Forum: Alberta Hiking   03-09-2015, 11:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,412
Posted By johngenx
Usually drier around Nordegg to the Cline River...

Usually drier around Nordegg to the Cline River area - minimal snow means decent travel.
Forum: Maps, GPS, Orienteering   02-22-2015, 11:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,989
Posted By johngenx
First of all I DID READ THE ARTICLE. If one of...

First of all I DID READ THE ARTICLE. If one of you did, you'd actually read the following:

Starting with the 4S, iPhones have a GPS chip that function independently of the SIM card, meaning you...
Forum: Snowshoeing and Backcountry Skiing   02-15-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,283
Posted By johngenx
I'm a total G3 slappy - between my daughter and...

I'm a total G3 slappy - between my daughter and myself our ski rack looks like a G3 retail shop. Reports about the Ion are positive, but personally, I'd go with the tried-and-true Dynafit Radical...
Forum: Alberta Hiking   02-11-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,435
Posted By johngenx
I've done it both directions and I much prefer...

I've done it both directions and I much prefer walking down the fireroad. Personally, I just prefer the entire trail S to N. Unless you're skiing it in the winter - then N to S is much preferable....
Forum: Alberta Hiking   02-08-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,435
Posted By johngenx
The Skyline is one of my favourites, and which is...

The Skyline is one of my favourites, and which is why I've done it at least 20 times! One year in all four seasons...

There are no official Parks Canada backcountry campgrounds in the Rockies...
Forum: Gotta Love Gear   12-16-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,013
Posted By johngenx
This. I never use my bivy sack anymore...

This.

I never use my bivy sack anymore unless I think I might be doing exactly that. Tents are now super light, roomy, bomber, and 100x better than being stuck in a sack.
Forum: Snowshoeing and Backcountry Skiing   12-10-2014, 12:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,805
Posted By johngenx
But not switch to the road?

But not switch to the road?
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