The two of us have degrees in engineering so when it comes to selecting and optimizing our gear we often draw on that background to help with the selection process. When gear is purely performance based with less dependence on comfort or fit then it lends itself to that kind of selection process quite … Continue reading Gear Selection: Bear Canisters
I'm a small guy. That's just how it is. So when it comes to finding clothing that fits me, either for hiking or for everyday wear, I am just used to more often than not compromising on one aspect (size, style, fit, comfort, colour, etc). I have a 27-29 inch waist, so finding technical clothing … Continue reading Gear Review: MEC Scout Zip Pants
It's always a challenge trying to get to the trailhead, especially when the hike is a through hike and does not loop back to the same spot. When first looking at the SCT we were a little concerned that getting to the trailhead would be difficult. We weren't sure what kind of transit is available … Continue reading Getting to / from the SCT
We bought our original Hubba Hubba like two months before it was recalled in Canada. We used it on a few trips and eventually realized there was a recall. Although we weren't worried about the tent catching fire (we tend not to cook in our tent...), the NX ended up being released shortly after we … Continue reading Hubba Hubba NX – Upgrade Achieved!
I'll admit it. We've started to use trekking poles. While many people will be in support of this decision, some are likely to ask "why?". The old me certainly wouldn't understand this decision. Maybe I'm getting old, but I have to admit that I appreciate using them. Original Perceptions I used to think that using … Continue reading In Defense of Trekking Poles
When you think about it, the decision to hike the trails you do can be a personal question with no right answer. It's easy to judge a trail or a person hiking it based on some criteria that maybe doesn't matter to someone other than you. It's a bit of a meta experience, but while … Continue reading Why the SCT?