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I buy cheap extra-large overtrousers and they are wide enough to slip on and off even over my plastic boots but not with my crampons on. I have overtrousers with ...
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A big advantage of a single pack liner is that it traps air for river crossings - can be used as a raft to keep you out of the water ...
A nice thing about tarps is there is no condensation and you get to feel closer to nature. I incorporated a mozzie netting set up but have only bothered using ...
thanks everyone!
I am trying to improve the traction of my boots on wet rocks and wood. has anyone tried either Streamtrekkers or Yaktrax for this ? The Streamtrekkers are billed as ...
My old Bitteroots held together well. Prefer a wide-fit boot these days.
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He's a really big boy geeves, he's got some solid ngati porou genes in him lol. He's like carrying a live wild pig haha. But he wouldn't be too far ...
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Outdoor research goretex or Arcterycs goretex
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With the msr version look at the Reactor. It uses a catalytic element instead of a flame and theoretically produces less carbon monoxide
Bivouac had a "20% off" promotion. Scored the kettle/pot combo, which was already cheaper than buying each seperately. Kettle sits flat inside the flattened pot. For the record, as ...
""A “floating” backpack may make hiking a tad easier on your back. The HoverGlide is a backpack that bounces up and down as you walk with the help of a ...
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I sometimes see these canisters abandoned in huts. And no one else wants them.
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my understanding is fosamax, kills the bone... it can stop further osteoporosis but the bone can't repair itself from further damage either.
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Thanks Honora - I bought an ESS jacket at the recent welly sale, but couldnt also afford the pants they had there for about $200. I was lucky - someone ...
The above guy doesn't have an invested interest in orthofeet at all hahaha.
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Yeah, I'd agree with Gaiters post, if there's chance feet are likely to stay dry I'd use my Crocs for the crossing, like I did with the estuary crossing at ...
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I dont have an issue with goretex linings - they seem to help my boots dry out a bit faster but then again I try to avoid major wet-feet trips. ...
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I can see why Earth Sea Sky wouldn't be held to ransom and chose Milair (Reflex-type of breathable membrane).
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Thats why the first line is a disclaimer. Still might work though on a cheap junk coat. Sil nylon is very waterproof on tents although it doesnt have a long ...
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Third thumbs up for Arcteryx Atom - I've been climbing with ice coating the outside of my Atom, and stayed warm. I use an Alpha SL hardshell as a windbreaker/light ...
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CRKT Folts neck knife. Minimalist so light weight, cheap but sharp, and comfortable handle. Has a couple of point styles so you can pick the one that suits your intended ...
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I actually found one made by a Korean company it's a blanket weighs 350g and stays heated for 9 hours charge by a simply battery charger.
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meant to say rubber grip; practical & more durable than cork.
I use Gecko Guard developed by Earth Sea Sky to restore the DWR. I think a $25 bottle did around 3 treatments. The clothes dryer also helps recondition DWR but ...
I have plenty of shirts in merino wool from macpac...they are awesome!!I cant complain about anything.
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