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its possible to get through all but the longest great walks on one charge depending on your speed, around 24 hours tracking time on it. the watch doesnt take much charging. if you have a ...
Bridgedale Socks.Tough as an old goats toe.End of story.
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Third vote for the Exped, looks to be the best of the mainstream lightweight brands that retails in NZ. They updated them in the last year, so you might be able to find the older ...
Cheers @Ian_H doing some tests now 😀👍
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In some areas going for water proof boots just isn't practical unless you only are only going to be on high class tracks with bridges. I do a lot of off track walking with plenty ...
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I guess it's OK, NZ website states it meets the COSPAS/SARSAT standards and relevant AS/NZ standards. It seems to have a LCD read out of the GPS coordinates and compass direction, might be useful if ...
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I have tramped OGR four times and never once had a problem - mainly because we take a large enough group to control everything - very few spare beds. We are also pretty old and ...
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Hi guys, My name's AJ, and I'm the New Zealand rep for 'Micklagård' - a Swedish manufacturer of high-quality, woolen outdoor garments. I'm based in Southland, and I'm a keen hiker and deer stalker. I'd like ...
Thanks Ian. Yes once people decide to enter the manufacturing arena it becomes a mine field! Roger Caffin from over here went down this path a while back and whilst his design etc was excellent ...
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I believe my brother has bought some boots of these guys. Going to go for a trip with him in the Kaikouras in a few weeks so will report back how they hold up (or don't ...
There is still a sign saying camping area at the fork in the 2 streams. However the toilet was pretty rank 3 months ago and pretty obvious others thought the same. Wasps dont know but ...
Never saw Aarn packs before, but we used to strap the daypacks on our travel packs (Macpac Gemini/First Light etc) to the front shoulder straps. This was going back to the 80's Of course when ...
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As far as I know Ampro is still the NZ agent for MSR. Best bet would be to contact them and ask.
> This, I think. It seems crazy that a product goes from it's presumed source in Asia all the way to North Carolina before crossing the Pacific Ocean again to NZ, but it's all about ...
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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 ...
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I absolutely love GoerTek 25000mAh solar power bank. It has three USB ports so I can charge my phone and tablet at the same time. It is solar so it perfect for taking with me ...
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https://tentpoletechnologies.com/ About Us TentPole Technologies specializes in fiberglass and aluminum tent pole replacements and repairs. Our team has over 35 years of experience working with the industry’s top suppliers, including Easton ...
Still on Amazon if you can crack the translation of sizes ?. ""4-6 times warmer than any solid knit by weight. Better moisture transport"" https://www.amazon.com/stores/page/15F52D94-71A8-46ED-8724-D7AD3A6CC1BE?ingress=0&visitId=b39aafba-ebde...
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I was so impressed when I saw your pikau, Longtack. You sent me photos but I couldn't figure how you'd done it very well. Looking forward to reacquainting myself with the pack sometime. With my ...
Each person’s individual mileage will vary but personally if I ever need to set my PLB off I don’t want a completely unnecessary country involved in the mix.
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Thanks for your help everybody-much appreciated. I ended up going for the Minaret. Looks to be well made and having already pitched it, has plenty of space for what I want it for. Cheers all.
Keen boots are much wider than other brands.
I know of 3 silent caps that are sold via ebay. The original was the BD dragon tamer next was the quietstove copy of the same thing and lastly a Korean cap which is quite ...
Bunnings sell lamp oil under the diggers brand but dont know price. Best bet is look up lubricant wholesalers in your area. They will sell both fulite and burnable kero much cheaper
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