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Yep, was very windy on the tops. Hardly took any photos as I was concentrating on not getting blown off! Poor visibility anyway.
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I think a lot of tracking software isnt working right at the moment.Probably due to a common point in the delivery chain. Ive had a couple of aliexpress orders show up before they were posted
register your beacon with the authorities,, they will try and ring the contact n's first if the beacon turns on to make sure its not a false alarm and gather more information https://beacons.org.nz/Registration.aspx @madpom inreach uses dark...
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It looks like more of a fashion site - but nice non-thermal leggings.
@madpom having same problem with my InReach Mini. (Garmin) use phone to send messages. but usually does not show my location to the recipient Garmin thought it was lack of updating my inReach online. but still ...
The plastic lining the battens have disintegrated and harness is quite well worn. I'd be happy just for the plastic to be replaced. Will make some photos and bring it into a local store to assess
I've worn out quite a few pairs of instep crampons over the years (they don't last long with lots of use) and a few pairs of the spiked boots. You can get replacement screw in ...
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True but he did say that there were sometimes the usual tramping type canister left in the vans as they'd been tramping with them. Those long cylinders are cheaper I think. I've seen the occasional ...
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gore tex are bringing out new versions of their membranes and farbrics https://outdoorsmagic.com/article/gore-tex-pro-fabric-reinvented Three New Types Of Gore-Tex Pro The variations? That’ll be Most Rugged Technology, Stretch Technology an...
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Well, it just a heads up, now we know that this is the failure mode of this model gps. Id be adding extra protection of some kind now, before it happens.
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 ...
Hah! If Paul find the price of a Tarp Tent creation "ouch", then he will be squealing if paying for a Hilleberg. Over $1000...
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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 ...
garments wont remain waterproof with DWR alone columbia havee waterproof clothing that is a toughened polyeurethane with no other face fabric attached, , it doesnt need dwr, water runs off well., the heavier the face fabric ...
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clothing can be a big factor. Have you replaced your shorts. Mine chaff a little under the waist belt but its because they use a tied string to hold them up which is right under ...
No issue. When I take it along it means the party is large enough that we have economies of scale. I've used it to cook for 10 people. I store a small burner, a lighter, ...
if you can get to nelson there will be a better choice of shops there or even better christchurch
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My impression of DOC mattresses (or anything that gets its R through a large bulk of material like they do) is that at the start they are a large drain on your body as the ...
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other way around batteries in hot environment lose charge faster cold temps just temporarily reduce the speed the battery can discharge making it look like its lost its charge https://www.thoughtco.com/why-batteries-discharge-quickly-cold-wea...
Hi all Thanks for the input. Thought I would give an update. You guys are right on the money. It came down to fit. I not a fan of buying shoes over the net purely due ...
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@Gaiters Hi, Can't provide any useful comment on tops use as I haven't had it up there yet. Have had it in some windy situations, one in particular on a beach front. Calm when I pitched, ...
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yes american weather can be worse than NZ, certainly colder, easily as windy at times, it has the windiest place in the world but three is also a lot of stable weather there as well, ...
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Thanks @madpom. I just had a read of that - some good info. Cheers
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Yes - I use a Mi Boxer battery charger for charging at home. They seem a good quality brand. Probably the best bit of electronics kit I've bought recently. A multi-type charger for Lithium Ion ...
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Update on my tiny GoLite sleeping bag: I got the bottom seam at the foot converted into a drawstring by Twin Needle. Very robust and excellent job. I used it this w/e at 380m a.s.l. ...
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