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Looking for suggestions on hikes in southern Ontario
I have to spend a year in Toronto doing a course. I will be away fom my family for most of this period so it thought that I would spend weekends hiking. Any suggestions on 2 to 3 night hikes wo...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Looking for suggestions on hikes in southern Ontario
August 18, 5:37am

Re: Re: Dirty TP
>>You need to use many (approximately 20) layers of TP to be sure that no bacteria gets through. >Please tell me this is a joke? I suspect that it was just hyperbole to make the poin...

In Editor's Roundtable » Delmar's Poll
July 10, 10:25am

Re: Finalized 3 season hammock gear list...
What is the lowest temperature that you have used that gear? A Thinlight would not provide me an enough warmth to be used as my “3 Seasons” hammock gear, but then again my shoulder seasons ar...

In Gear Lists » Finalized 3 season hammock gear list...
June 09, 4:49am

Looking for Glue Recommendations
I have a few grab loops to attach to my new CuryYak. I’m having trouble finding a suitable glue north of the border. Do any Canadian Packrafters have any recommendations? MEC sells North Water...

In Packrafting » Looking for Glue Recommendations
May 21, 6:04am

Re: Recommended walks near London UK
There are a lot of nice walks along the Canal system in and around London, and it is a great way to see a lot of different parts of London itself. Train/Bus will get you to Dartmoor and the Lakes ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Recommended walks near London UK
May 21, 4:27am

Re: Vaseline-soaked Cotton Balls
I find cotton pads work even better (the kind used to remove makeup). If you grab the edge, you can put them apart. You then apply the Vaseline to exposed inside and then push them back together....

In Editor's Roundtable » Vaseline-soaked Cotton Balls
February 12, 8:56am

Re: Re: RE: WPB Cuben Bag Shell
I have tried something similar to what you are talking about. Not a quilt made out of the WPB Cubin, but I had ZPacks make me bivy made with WPB Cuben for the top and normal Cuben for the bottom. ...

In GEAR » Sleeping bag/quilt with WPB cuben shell
January 20, 8:24am

Re: Re: Don't waste your money
Even before the BPL article, I was dubious about the claims that OPsacks were truly odour poof. I left one with a ziploc bag full of dried humus on a table in Bothy. The next morning both the OPSa...

In GEAR » Durability of OPsacks?
January 08, 7:15am

Re: Routes in the UK ... ideas ?
You might want to check out the Great Glen Canoe Trail http://greatglencanoetrail.info/. When I was walking the Great Glen Way in 2011, I found out about the Canoe Trail and thought it would be fu...

In Packrafting » Routes in the UK ... ideas ?
January 08, 6:56am

Re: yes and no
+ 1 Obviously err on the side of safety as many have said, at least until you learn (or your kids) find their comfort zones. I started backpacking with my son with a winter trip when he was 6...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Do kids need more insulation than adults in cold weather?
December 09, 4:55am

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