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Review: FixnZip Zippers

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Review: FixnZip Zippers

If you have ever had a zipper bail out on you while you were out backpacking or tenting, then you know how inconvenient it can be. Out in the cold, or out in the dark, with a broken zipper, is not anybody’s idea of a good time! Fixing a broken zipper is not easy and […]

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South Needle Hike in North Vancouver

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South Needle Hike in North Vancouver

South Needle is a very challenging hike in Lynn Headwaters Regional Park, which flies under the radar compared to a lot of the other nearby hikes like Norvan Falls and Coliseum Mountain. The hike takes you up to the popular Lynn Peak lookout, but then pushes further along Lynn Ridge and beyond Lynn Peak itself to a spectacular view at an elevation of 1,160 m at the summit of South Needle.

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Review: Nikwax Wool Wash & Down Wash

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Review: Nikwax Wool Wash & Down Wash

Everyone who does a lot of hiking and camping will have their favorite pieces of gear, whether its a tent, jacket or sleeping bag. In order to ensure that your gear lasts, you need to take good care of it, regardless of whether it is down-filled gear, merino wool mid-layer clothing or anything else.

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Black Mountain and Eagle Bluffs Hike in West Vancouver

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Black Mountain and Eagle Bluffs Hike in West Vancouver

Eagle Bluffs near Black Mountain in Cypress Provincial Park is considered by many the best vantage point on Vancouver’s North Shore. Perched on the rocky bluffs you have jaw-dropping views of Howe Sound, Bowen Island, Eagle Harbour, Vancouver, Point Roberts, Mount Baker, and beyond. The hike to Eagle Bluffs also takes you to the two summits of Black Mountain, and offers a chance to see, or even swim in, the beautiful Cabin Lake

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Gear Review: BlenderBottle GoStak

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Gear Review: BlenderBottle GoStak

The BlenderBottle GoStak is a portable storage/blending unit which is designed to allow for nutritious eating while on the go. The GoStak 4-pack consists of four containers of varying sizes which all stack and screw tightly together, forming an air-tight seal.

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Dam Mountain Hike in North Vancouver

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Dam Mountain Hike in North Vancouver

Dam Mountain is moderate hike, easily accessible from the Grouse Mountain lodge. The winter version of this trail is known as the Grouse Snowshoe Grind. This hike is fairly short if you are starting from the top of the Grouse Mountain Skyride, and as such is a nice extension to other hikes in the area such as Goat Mountain, Crown Mountain, Thunderbird Ridge and Little Goat Mountain.

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