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Refilling with propane or butane? My advice is don't - small risk, huge consequence. Easy with the appropriate connector, but ..... The risk is failure of the lindal valve and possible explosion. The canister valve isn't designed for ...
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@madpom I respect you for some of the amazing trip reports I have read and obviously every person should have the right to act how their own moral compass leads them. However, that seems like a very ...
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Yeah agree steelo comments, should be fine re: tide on the crossings. April's probably a good month to do it, with some of traffic dying down, and every chance of decent weather then. Likewise when I ...
I've used Apex, Ace, Go Rentals. A visit over New Years in ChCh last i used an newer outfit - Aerodrive. It can be worth checking for relocation options with Drivenow.co.nz. Many of the others now ...
Hey Folks, Take 3 on this trip. Still considering up Dickie Spur / Tuke and out Steadman Brow / Whitcombe. Though just heard the Waitaha has been 'reopened' think we'll give it a miss. I'd appreciate hearing ...
> the stats are deceptive Yup, it should be weighted by how many people use the track a year. I last did the Tongariro Crossing with 2 buses full of kids. Other buses were in the carpark.
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@si-dog depends what you think of when you think of pertex, traditionally its been a 2 layer lightweight fabric that do have limited durability. They are doing more 3 layer fabrics now, which is more durable. ...
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Hi Wendy, I should be in queenstown area at this time and looking for partner too. The gillespies looks tempting also I would add Rabbit pass! (but you might have not enough time) how about dingle burn? Or ...
Deliberate tenting will need something a little more substantial, if you want to ensure comfort. This means you can pack accordingly to the trip & not have to worry about carrying kilos of tent on ...
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*Are the river crossings deep (will have a 7 year old with me)* From memory all river crossings are either bridged or there was an alternative high-water track. In normal flow it is pretty easy to ...
Hi Linda, I might be keen - I moved to Wellington a year ago and have done a couple tramps in the Tararuas since then, keen to explore a bit more. Unfortunately my weekends are all ...
theres less neoshell garments out there now than there was in its early years of release a few years ago. Rab and montane are the only brands sold in NZ that were using it, both seemed ...
The Kahtoola microspikes sold here now come in two versions: an aluminium and a steel version. I think the steel one has slightly longer teeth and would be more robust if in contact with rock. ...
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The tracks you’re doing are all very well benched and maintained, but as the last person suggested bring strong sun protection, we have he highest skin cancer rates in the world and you burn in ...
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Hey guys, A newbie hiker here, but absolutely loving it. Recently completed the Tongariro Crossing - and now, have a solid wishlist of hikes in NZ. Next up: Cape Brett Track. Everything looks good, but have a ...
I definitely recommend it. The whole ridge is spectacular from Key Summit to 1543, and there’s a bunch of tarns to camp at too if you want to break up the trip or tack it ...
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They came back suggesting it would be cheaper to get a new tent. I will try a few other canvas places but its looking more and more like I will be passing it on. If ...
I wanted to include the gladiator but there was too much verglass on the day. Not sure if your route requires cross the Douglas lake outlet because it looked pretty high both times I was ...
Also the remote huts website has up to date info on the condition of the Styx.
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Looking for a car swap with someone or group starting from The Divide end. 20th, 21st or 22nd April 2020. Anyone keen?
Crow Hut is a workers' hut used by DOC staff and contractors undertaking pest control and wildlife surveys. It is basically a big fridge with minimal light and air :) Access to the track start shown ...
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Hi, we're thinking of the Heaphy, 4-5 days, flexible either way, anytime but finish before 23 Jan. Anyone want to relocate cars to meet up half way between two ends? Thanks John
My Etrex 20 would be a similar age if not slightly older and has no signs of deterioration. Unfortunately would not have had that much use though. If you are jabbing it with a finger nail ...
You won't see the track in places because of the scrub closing in but you can't leave the ridge by far. I found a UHF radio that seemed like it got ripped off some hunters ...
Yep possible to do in a day. Did it with intention of camping under canvas but was so close to the road end just kept going. Carried all that load for nothing. Good sustained climb ...
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