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  • Robust Inflatable Sleeping Matt

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    I know. I'll upgrade when mine stops being so freakin' awesome! ;)
  • Which Pack to Choose?

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    I like the ribbon/webbing on the pack. And that the lose straps neatly velcro to themselves. I HATE straps flapping around everywhere! I'll say it again; greatest pack - by ...
  • 48km in a day, HUGE thanks to Gaiters!

    I agree. Not submersible, but held up to a decent downpour on Stewart Island the other day.
  • Baby Carriers

    Yeah we actually went for the next model up from the possum just because it was on special. The pack works fine. But like you said the sunshade and rain ...
  • How do you store your water bladder?

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    Yep. A combination of water and electrolytes. When conducting heavy, sustained exercise.
  • Kathmandu best stories

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    if you have any intelligence you can sift out the shallow bad reviews from the good ones and there are plenty of good in depth reviews around. I"ve been colating ...
  • warranties

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    Is anyone here a member of the Consumers' institute? Strictly speaking you could take a retailer or manufacturer to court, but chances are many retailers bank on that being too much ...
  • Actually waterproof jacket

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    Years ago I had a Warehouse yellow PVC jacket which was bomb, and water, proof. Used it for thrashing around our land in the bush and it never leaked. Eventually ...
  • problems when not taking enough gear

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    Oh! To be that young and fit again.
  • How many packs do you own? Be honest now!

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    I can't say I have ever had any problem with chest or any other straps, more like to wear through the bottom due to dragging the rear end over rocks ...
  • Aarn Tents

    Received email with this link if any one has an interest.
  • the bomb shelter pitch for tarps

    @Honora not only wet but also having it take off like a kite in some of our winds.
  • Advice for slippery soles

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    more ankle flexibility and lighter weight, making it easier to walk faster and cover more ground if thats your aim... if you're on a big trip on rough ground carrying ...
  • Boot help!

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    @Mosley If you're still having trouble afterwards I highly recommend dropping the 30 bucks on the Ergo patches as a last, last resort. Worked for me the one time bending ...
  • How to identify nz made macpac tents.

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    Many outdoor brands advertise designed in the UK, US or where ever, with smaller writing identifying where it was made. To be honest when buying a car I'm perhaps interested in ...
  • Buying A Tent Online (From Overseas)

    Torpedo7, Zempire Atom, 30% off until midnight 7th Feb = $175
  • Summer sleeping bag advice South Island

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  • What type of socks with trail shoes?

    I find it hard enough getting size 13uk / 14us footwear... Must really be a struggle to get size 16. Due to have size 13 feet, I never had the ...
  • Tramper newbie needs advice

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    Interesting about the lack of a vestible. Of course with a fly you can cook under shelter but if there were winds, it would need to be pitched lower as ...
  • hydrostatic head ratings

    I think using a groundsheet underneath is a good idea to help keep your tent floor in good order. We use a cut open big orange MSC pack liner. It ...
  • Cuben Fibre Tent Fly with Insect Screen

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    theres various other services for mail forwarding from the states like or they offer a range of shipping options with different courier companies, they get reasonable rates with ...
  • Gaiters against thorns for trail running shoes?

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    I agree with much of that. You may laugh - I use long pants in dry weather, and shorts when it rains - with long polopro underwear underneath. Works well for ...
  • Hard ground tent pegs for RSI wrists

    that video of the 2 rock anchoring technique was educational for me. I've always grabbed a big rock and stuck that in the fly loop but of course it is ...
  • Hard foam

    The theory is sound providing you can keep the ccf on the inflatable. Keep the insulation close
  • Gaiters and Putties

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    I almost always wear trail shoes except when crampons are required, so I use leather boots and knee height canvas gaiters then. Otherwise on easy tramping tracks trail runners and ankle ...

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