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Often with the tramping cub we take flys which sleep 6 people in comfort 8 at a pinch. They are not light though. My tent is a cheapy but it ...
' I would be really cautious about Lowa tibet. I've had two pairs - one lasted seven years and the other half as long. Not sure if thats declining QC' ...
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@James the Giant No worries, happy to help. The poles worked great again last weekend at the Pisa Range. I scour the forums for cheap and light gear for ...
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A few updates on my experience with inreach. The smartphone app that goes with it has become somewhat buggy since garmin took over from delorme. Had it fail a few ...
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Another option is to drop off non-empty canisters at hostels (call first obviously). Many have a hiker box. We always try to score free canisters from a hostel if we're ...
I have had a Garmin 62s for around 7 years I'm guessing. Never had a problem and it is an indispensable piece of kit.
I think you'll find that Icebreaker being a NZ brand wont mean its any cheaper here in NZ. Like most other NZ products, a premium is paid by NZ and ...
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@erniec I have a Cumulus Quilt 250 which is fine to 0°C, if you pack some thermals and a beanie. Below that I get some cold patches and need my ...
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I'm using "OFF!" Tropical (the orange one) it is using Picaridin which is much less aggressive than DEET (as in: doesn't dissolve your ropes and clothes!) and still efficient enough. ...
I'm a big fan of lightweight gear, and have had this Rab Charge jacket for a couple of years and it's not let me down, stood up to the downpours ...
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The weather forecasts were actually very accurate - the unpredictable part is having to book so far in advance (we got some of the last spots booking July 2017) and ...
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Thanks for the links @wayno. They give a good example of why I feel the need to be my sceptical with bold statements we keep hearing on topics such as this: For ...
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I bought some Outdoor Research Sunsleeves last year and they are fantastic. UPF 50. Keeps the skin cool while prevents burning. Use them tramping and MTBing. They used to do leg ...
We have two (Zempire) Freedom Sequel 2 Person tents for family tramps and they have been excellent. The Sequel model been discontinued but upgraded and renamed as the Zeus. It ...
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Kiwi Camping have a good range of affordable tents for all occasions. They would be my first stop for tents designed for NZ conditions.
Picked up some Bridgedale liner socks and just come back from doing the Tongariro crossing. They work as advertised ... hats off to you Honora. I didn't leave them in a ...
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Thanks for the original link, I didn't realize those guys delivered to NZ, or least didn't when I looked to order something from them a couple of years ago. That Tarps ...
Thank you so much all your reply... I appreciated your suggestion.
FrankB : ... because with out them you may as well just set your own arse on fire. ..... just had to laugh :))
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the rab kinetic is actually waterproof
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Sounds exciting!
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He sounds like a delightful character and a big loss to all who knew him. Not sure what the natural causes were but extreme training can sometimes lead to hypertrophy ...
Thanks everyone, really good advice. I haven't yet tried one on but if it fits I will get one. The price and capacity is ideal for me. $150 ish now. ...
After a very kind forum contributer gave me the reflective stuff, I've been applying it to markers on trips where I frequently walk in in the dark.... I've been very grateful ...
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water filters are made in places like america where they are paranoid about filtering water when its not always necessary. friend did the 350km john muir trail and never used a ...
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