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I have a pair of the [Hillsound Trail Crampons](https://www.gearshop.co.nz/products/hillsound-trail-crampon) and a pair of the [Petzl aluminium alloy 10 pt crampons](https://www.trekkinn.com/outdoor-mountain/petzl-leopard-flexlock-fil/136172998/p?...
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Did you try looking for in online shops? I also recommend read more about underwear https://webproductradar.com/best-thermal-underwear
Some problem with the air inlet hole on units manufactured Oct 2019 & sold Oct-Dec 2019. Return for refund & $20 voucher. https://www.nzhuntingandshooting.co.nz/attachments/f13/1981d1340571366-msr-pocket-rocket-compact-stove-new-sale-plus-ma...
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If there's rain in the forecast, I take a permaloft (synthetic down) jacket as my third jacket this time of year, rather than my thin down jacket. One time I walked out over Mt Thomas ...
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It is possible, probably a good move to put a link to that google doc or sheet that you maintain in the registration information for your PLB held by the Rescue Coordination Centre. Then always ...
My new Keen Targhees arrived last week and I did a 15km bush walk in them on Saturday mostly on gravel trails, with some mud and clay thrown in. They were roomy and comfy. Not as thick ...
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Thanks for your comments, I have contacted Macpac about a new fly for this tent, they have been very helpful.
My Minaret is still going strong despite being 24 years old. I've used it year round from the Tararuas to the Otoko and the Bonar Glacier in all seasons and all conditions. There are lighter ...
thats the worst part when they wreck your gear they just give it back and walk away and take no responsibiity when they should be replacing it... ah but you're a friend... so it doesnt ...
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Me too but it's nice knowing it's there for an emergency. Even if something goes wrong on a daywalk. It's never happened though.
Good to see some backup service in this day and age. Will definitely be a factor when my current 15 year old pack is up for retirement. On an unrelated note I had similar issues ...
In the end, I was comfortably warm with the quilt in the huts on the Kepler Track in early February this year. I used a silk/cotton liner to avoid sticking to the mattress. The weather was ...
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not bad, but not as accurate as NZ topos. they look like hte contours have been computer generated and dont bear as accurate a resemblance to all the topography.cliffs for instance may not show. its ...
Have you searched these forums? Try "garmin" and "nz topo", do some research then maybe ask some targeted questions?
Yeah I guess they wouldn't be mean enough to manipulate punters into ruining their bags so they have to buy a new one!
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I had a pack with a drawstring enclosure so I used a very light roll-top packliner and this also extended the capacity of the pack.
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The nature of your adventure will determine exactly what kind of sleeping bag you need to buy. Factors like you need to consider: Comfort rating (look for comfort rating, most sellers mention extreme rating) * Breathability (a ...
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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@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
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.
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