This is what I currently use when I am on a hike:
- Columbia waterproof jacket (Sportchek)
- Cloudveil hoodie (Costco)
- Avalanche Wear Light Sweater (Winter – Costco)
- Paradox Long Underwear (in Winter)
- Convertible pants (Costco)
- Lined Hiking Pants (Costco)
- Mammut Boots (these are amazing!) (MEC)
- Kahtoola MicroSpikes (Kahtoola) (Read my review here)
- Yukon Charlie Snowshoes (Winter – From Costco)
- Osprey 33L (Campers Village)
- Big-Zip Platypus bladder (Campers Village)
- Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies: 2nd Edition (http://rmbooks.com/book_details.php?isbn_upc=9781771600972)
- Google Earth (I use this to find the hiking trails which has some awesome features)
- Parks Canada Website
For prices on what I use, check out Amazon.
How to make a Wine Chiller
- 1 x 4″ PVC pipe, 3′ length
- 3 x End Cap
- 3 x Joiners (make sure to get the kind that go on the outside of the pipe)
- 3 x Female screw cap cleanouts
- 3 x Male screw caps
- PVC pipe fitting contact cement
- Cut PVC pipe to be approximate length of a wine bottle (12-14″).
- Remove any burrs on pipe
- Apply glue to the various parts (cap, joiners, cleanouts). DO NOT put it on the Male screw caps or you will not get it open.
- Firmly press parts onto the pipe.
- Let dry for 72 hours to cure. Makes 3 cases.
- Insert wine bottle.
- Fill up to the next of the bottle with water, add 2-3 tbsp. rubbing alcohol.
- Freeze for 4-5 hours. Do NOT over freeze or your wine will freeze. If you are using a wine that has an alcohol content of below 10%, keep checking the canister every 30-60 minutes after the first 2 hours to ensure the wine isn’t frozen.
- Remove from freezer. Will keep ice cold for 9-10 hours.
- These will weigh about 15-20 pounds so be prepared to have a heavy pack.
- Warning/Note: I do NOT support heavy drinking while hiking. Everyone is different and everyone has their own alcohol tolerance. Know your limit and hike safely within it. I am not responsible for anything that may occur on YOUR hike.