Salisbury South – Port Coquitlam Townhomes

After quickly selling out Salisbury Walk and Salisbury Lane, Macleans Homes is ready to bring their newest  townhomes development to Port Coquitlam.  Salisbury South is a new townhouse development will be centrally located at 2145 Prairie Avenue, Port Coquitlam, This boutique collection of townhomes will feature the same quality, comfort and privacy as their first two Salisbury projects, all nestled in a quiet residential neighbourhood of west Port Coquitlam.

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The Week in Review 269

A memory/ narrowly engrained/ friendships made.

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Meet the ULA Photon, the little brother of the CDT.

Watch Why Patagonia is Fighting for Public Lands.

On the same note: Outdoor Brands Cautiously Wading into Politics.

Columbia is launching the ReThreads program, but only in U.S. Brand and Outlet locations.

Kenneth is now running backpackinglight.dk, expect the new/ old webshop to open soon!

Arc’teryx is recalling the Procline Boot, check out if yours are affected.

Brand new from from Hyperlite Mountain Gear is The Shell, a waterproof-breathable jacket which will delight ultralight backpackers at 164 g in Size M.

Check out Green Guru Gear at Garage Grown Gear.

Read Chris Townsends Collection of Lightweight Backpacking Articles.

Get a 10% off on all As Tucas orders until 30 August with coupon code SUMMER-10.

You also currently can get 15% off on Katabatic Gear Quilts.

The Arc’teryx Sale at Alpinetrek.co.uk is still going strong, lots of great gear with steep discounts.

And at Backcountry you can get 30% Off one Full-Price Arc’teryx item with Code: 30ARC.

Save up to 40% off at the REI Labor Day Sale & Clearance Event!

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Trip Reports

Beautiful photos from bikepacking the Colorado Trail – recommended!

Nice Video of Jennifer’s Scratched TCRno5.

Max took his wife and son fly fishing – very cool!

Erika enjoyws the views but not the dozens of people on the Arbengrat/ Obergabelhorn. [German]

Drew helps you drive around the Snæfellsnes Peninsula to find the best spots for hiking!

Vermont’s Long Trail. [Polish]

Episode 1 of Bikepacking in France.

Mario might have Raced the French Divide.

Alex is now since over 90 Days on the trail on his hike from Vienna to Nice. [German]

Read Beardoh and SweetPea’s Post Hike Thoughts on the Colorado Trail.

Stefanie enjoys cake with a view at the Winnebachseehütte. [German]

A hike on the Via Ferrata Drachenwand. [Polish]

Go on a Microadventure on the Bruschetta Loop.

And Nicholas just started his 1000 Miles Adventure in Czechia.

Gear Reviews

I want you to try a tarp on your next backpacking trip, hence I wrote about Tarps for Beginners & Experts.

Alex’s ultralight experiment of 2017.

Kate reviews the Norrøna Falketind Flex1 Pants.

David reviews the Montbell Expedition Pack 70.

Kathrin lets us take a look into her hiking shoe closet. [German]

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The Morrison Townhomes – North Vancouver

The Morrison Townhomes by Creo Developments and Haebler Group is scheduled to complete in 2019. Located at 643 East 3rd Street, North Vancouver in the newly revamped and rezoned Moodyville neighbourhood just east of the lower Lonsdale corridor. Set for construction are 40 townhome units in 5 buildings, all with their own front door. These units will consist of a mix of 1 and 2+ bedroom garden flats and 2-4+ bedroom townhomes some with rooftop decks. Each home will have a lovely outdoor space and most will have an amazing view to downtown, Stanley park and the north shore mountains.

 



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Tarps for Beginners & Experts

Confused about Tarps? Don’t be: Tarps are a great way to camp out as you are closer to nature, you can see the sunrise & sunset from your quilt, there’s less condensation and tarps are very light. In this article I present four tarps and useful accessories for beginners and experts alike so that on your next trip you can sleep close to nature under your tarp!

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The Best Tarp for Beginners

At a wee bit over 70€ the DD Hammocks Superlight Tarp, a flat square tarp, doesn’t brake the bank and offers beginners in tarping a Tarp with which they can experiment. Use it as a Diamond pitched against a tree? No problem! As an A-Frame with your trekking poles? Voilá! As a big canopy to cook and sleep under with some friends? Of course! At a claimed weight of 460 g excluding pegs and guy lines it’s not heavy, either. If you don’t mind more weight but want something cheaper, check out the Urberg Premium Tarp. These square tarps are very useful and could be all the Tarp you ever need if you stay low on your trips or are not afraid to experiment with pitching it!

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The Colourful Spinnaker Tarp

PicharPak Workshop is a Cottage Manufacturer out of Hong Kong and it’s owner Jason makes some superb Tarps. The colourful DS Tarp is made from Spinnaker and weighs a mere 279 g incl. the guylines and stuff sack – that’s pretty amazing! Add in that they are priced very good and this makes for the perfect tarp for anyone that wants some more colour in there outdoor life. These tarps also allow you to pitch higher in the mountains as they can be pitched with trekking poles, and you can pitch them very low so they create a nice windproof shelter. The advantage of Spinnaker is that it is light and comes in many different colours – much more than just grey! And as you usually pitch your tarp when it rains this means at least you’d be sitting under a colourful piece of fabric instead of one which has the same colours as the clouds above!

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The Triple C Tarp

A Catenary Cut Cuben Tarp is in my experience much easier to pitch and they are also really light. Some argue that they’re less flexible than flat tarps because you only can pitch them in a limited number of setups – if these work for your trips, though, there’s nothing that speaks against them. I personally really like Cat-Cut Cuben Tarps and they work great for my trips in the forests and hills. These tarps are pretty pricey, though – that’s because cuben is an extremely expensive material and also the Cat Cut is more work-intensive than a simple square. But if you invest the $€£ then you get a great Tarp that will make you happy each time you pitch it. In this category fall the Hyperlite Mountain Gear Echo II and the Yama Mountain Gear 9’/7’ X 9’ Tapered Tarp, among several others.

The Expert Tarp

The Hyperlite Mountain Gear Square Flat Tarp is the ideal choice for ultralight backpackers which have reached a Zen Master level. The versatility of this shelter is just like the Beginner Tarp, just that this Cuben Version is a lot lighter – my 8’6” x 8’6” tarp weighs 289 g including guylines! This is a lovely tarp that’s very easy to pitch in many different ways, and I find it ideal for bikepacking as I don’t need to carry poles with me – I usually pitch it between trees or look for a death stick to use as a pole.

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Useful Accessories

Usually you won’t encounter a Tarp Enthusiast without a Bivy on the trail. Tarp + Bivy go hand-in-hand as both are ultralight, versatile in use and pack really small in your pack. I am using a Wilderness Threadworks Cuben + Silnylon bevy which I love, but I equally loved my Tyvek LAUFBURSCHE Bivy. If you decide you need a bivy: Buy some Tyvek and start sewing, a simple bivy is the easiest MYOG Project you can start with. The Mountain Laurel Designs SuperLight Bivy is very light and popular, too. And the beauty of the bivy and tarp combo is of course also that you can use them on their own just like the weather dictates!

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If you like something with a bit more headspace than a bivy bag then the Yama Mountain Gear Bug Shelter Silpoly 1P or the Hyperlite Mountain Gear Echo II Insert allow you still to see the sunrise and sunset from your quilt, but without mosquitos or midges buzzing around your head. These also transform your tarp into a tent as now you have two layers of fabric between you and the outdoors – one to keep the bugs out, and one to keep you dry. Of course, just like the bivy, you can use the net shelters also on their own on pretty days where it won’t rain but the bugs are a problem.

You can’t pitch your Tarp without Pegs. I always carry a wide variety with me and regularly test new ones, currently I often use these Swiss Piranha pegs, the MSR Mini-Groundhog Stake, some simple Aluminum Tent Pegs with a colourful head so they’re easier to locate and some V Pegs as these are pretty versatile in many different kinds of terrain. It’s best to carry just the right amount of pegs with you which you need to pitch your tarp, and use two strong pegs – like the Swiss Piranha ones – for pitching out the main guylines.

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Guy lines are also something you’ll need for your tarp. There’s many different kinds and pretty much every tarp mentioned above comes with some sort of it, but the best in my opinion is a reflective Dyneema cord as these are very strong and you can see them in the light of your headlamp at night. There’s nothing more annoying than tripping over your guylines at night when nature was calling, as then you’ll need to pitch the tarp again in the worst case. Thus: Reflective cord!

I’m not a fan of Ground sheets at all, I find them messy in use (as in packing them up after a wet night) and hence I don’t use them. But there’s plenty of tarp enthusiasts who use a ground sheet, and Polycro is very much liked for its very affordable price and SUL weight – though an Emergency Blanket is just a few grams heavier and can be used in an emergency as the name suggests; plus it might keep you warmer at night as it reflects heat.

That’s it! Yes, there’s other Tarps out there which might/ could/ should have been in this article – let me know what I missed in the comments, as well as Tarp Tips you might have!

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TWIR 268

“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.” – Nelson Mandela, via Barack Obama.

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Listen to the The Dirtbag Diaries: 081.

Read Sweet dreams: Why do big brands crave climbers?

View the American Landscape Photo Contest Winners.

Ponder about Path Investment in National Parks.

Take a look at TruHike, a new cottage that makes trekking poles from recycled materials.

Be in awe about the big new route on Gasherbrum I SW Face by Marek Holeček and Zdeněk Hák.

Agree? Disagree? Direct-to-consumer outdoor gear is a win-win for manufacturers & consumers.

Say it: Secretary Zinke, Stand Up for Public Lands.

Prepare: PCT Statistics 2016.

Looking great: The Purveyors Show

Andrew shares some thoughts about what happens when climbers die.

Kathrin is down under, backpacking. [German]

Boom! 50% on outdoor garments at Alpinetrek.co.uk.

Spend $100 at Backcountry.com and get 15% Off your Cart With Code: 15OFF100.

Trip Reports

Join Kate on a Walk to Lac Blanc.

Cass rides the Tahoe Twirl.

Sam goes SUL on the North Country Trail.

Robert goes packrafting on the Rheinsberger Rhin. [German]

Dennis embarked on a huge adventure. [German]

David went for a wee bikepacking trip.

Gear Reviews

Read my La Sportiva TX2 Review.

Alex reviews the ÜLA CDT ultralight pack.

View Andrew Skurka’s Custom Core 13 Three-Season Clothing Collection.

Drew reviews the Salomon Sense Ride.

And a review of the Salomon X Alp 23.

Uli tries a lot of gear at the Sportscheck-Testival.

And a review of the Burley Nomad Trailer.

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Simon 2 in Burquitlam by Otivo

Riding off of the hugely successful Simon, the next opportunity by Otivo Development Group arrives in West Coquitlam. Simon 2 is a boutique collection of 82 modern residences offering 1, 2 and 3 bedroom homes:

  • 31 units – one-bedroom ranging from 581 to 728 sqft
  • 36 units – two-bedroom ranging from 807 to 952 sqft
  • 15 units – three-bedroom units from 992 to 1412 sqft

The highly anticipated second phase is the perfect mix of tranquility and urban convenience with skytrain, parks, walking trails, schools, shops and daily amenities all located within minutes of Simon 2.

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Simon 2 in Burquitlam by Otivo

Riding off of the hugely successful Simon, the next opportunity by Otivo Development Group arrives in West Coquitlam. Simon 2 is a boutique collection of 82 modern residences offering 1, 2 and 3 bedroom homes:

  • 31 units – one-bedroom ranging from 581 to 728 sqft
  • 36 units – two-bedroom ranging from 807 to 952 sqft
  • 15 units – three-bedroom units from 992 to 1412 sqft

The highly anticipated second phase is the perfect mix of tranquility and urban convenience with skytrain, parks, walking trails, schools, shops and daily amenities all located within minutes of Simon 2.

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