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Thanks everyone for the advice! Another present sorted :-)
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Hi There was a post started a few years ago on favourite NZ tramping books . To add to that Shaun Barnett has just put out a lovely book “Across the Pass, “ with a wide ...
3M transpore is bloody good tape for mending holes in duvet jackets. It tears into the desired size easily and survived being washed, no trouble. It would be just as good for a sleeping bag. ...
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Hey, Kreig, good to see you back. I remember you got a Klymit LWD packraft a while ago, how did you find it, have you managed to make use of it in the wild yet?
Thanks for the advice folks. I’ll try using the gps trek mode for each days walking, and then go to a lower power state after each day. Hopefully should last the tramp I take the point ...
Bridgedale Socks.Tough as an old goats toe.End of story.
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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 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.
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