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Waterproofing on Aaron packs and pockets is done via roll down integral liner bags like those used by kayakers, only much much lighter.
Observationally their gear looks pretty low-mid range - Kathmandu esque. I have a pair of basic polyester hiking trousers from there which are great (they were like £8). My impression from looking at their kit, ...
Wow - I would buy one of these :) Looks like a very solid lightweight tent. Are you taking orders for real haha? Would beat my $720 MSR piece that ripped 2nd use - lots of ...
Lake Mackenzie Hut in mid-winter was the coldest hut (barn) I've ever stayed in - even with the fire full bore. Definitely a winter-bag night. Tent would have been far warmer.
No worries. Yes it could be pretty tough. Someone told me the section from Neil Forks to Maungahuka was the steepest track in the Tararuas... don't know if that's true, but I believed it!
As far as I know Ampro is still the NZ agent for MSR. Best bet would be to contact them and ask.
If you want to go further south Daley’s Clearing Hut in the Waitawheta is a nice spot and was one of the first spots I took my daughter to.
From what I can see the rules apply to domestic and industrial use not recreational (yet) There are still few alternatives to fossil fueled camp stoves. There is the Triangia meths stove but thats it. ...
Just looked at the map. Discus is correct. The map shows a Blue Slip near the mouth of Blue Stream which is halfway from Smiths to Tutawhai. The slip I described isnt shown so would appear ...
Thanks madpom, it's great to get an up-to-date map of the entire SI for BCN. Couldn't have done it myself. If you have advice on linking the NZ Gazetteer to BCN, please let us know. BCN ...
seldom a problem, unlikely in summer with so many about and people camping by the lake..
Friends of mine did a S.I. north/south traverse, including the Southern Alps in 1994. (Kirsten Mackay and Pete Ozich). They kayaked some sections, e.g. L.Manapouri, Waiau R, Lake Te Anau and L. Hauroko. It took ...
Judging by comments online it sounds as though Mt Brown hut currently doesn't have coal but on the other hand they may not have known what that pipe thingy was. "Not(sic) heating so bring warm clothes ...
Kia ora koutou, I've booked a shuttle From Dart Ford, east end of Wangapeka Track to Nelson airport 16 March 2021. Good opportunity to share the shuttle cost if you want to fly in to Nelson and ...
One thing to consider if using a cellphone is that 111 calls can be routed through any carrier. This has been available since 3g although it wasnt reliable with that as phones would try and ...
I had this same issue with the homepage links linking back to the homepage rather than the artical thry were for. Then the next time I looked the links worked. Right now they all link ...
Hi, Are any of these still available? thanks :)
the bridges that are removed are bridges over side streams... someone drowned a few years ago trying to cross a side stream that had the bridge was removed on... the side stream might look crossable, ...
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