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Just saw questions on this thread -Map locations not showing; was erratic. sometimes showed map location, sometimes not. was told it is issue with InReach Mini. sort help with Garmin, may have been issue of not getting Mini ...
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Keen are a wide fit. some brands do specific wide fits, you may have to ask at shops about which brands and if they have them.
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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FYI - Outdoors Intention Form provided by AdventureSmart (managed by the New Zealand Search and Rescue Council (NZSAR)). They DO NOT store the information you provide. The completed form can be sent to your essential ...
its made of reflex, a cheaper waterproof technology, not as stormproof and not very breathable compared to gore tex, especially proshell or active or Pertex the Resolution jacket is pertex, twice as breathable and waterproof as ...
@Ian_H cheers bro. That's what I figured. My pack won't be that heavy, but still, it won't be a speedboat! :D I've seen youtube videos with guys about my size and a pack, and they ...
outdoor shops make their money selling high tech gear , theres more markup on it... people with more disposable income will pay for it... theres not much cheap gear in tramping shops.. the manufacturers of ...
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Carrying on from @Ian_H's comment, I'm not sure if they were made from scraps but even as recently as 10-15 years ago it wasn't uncommon to see bright stripy colourful thermal polyprop, and you could ...
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inrech use iridium non geostationary satgellites. depending on where in the sky is open you may have to wait for connection to a satellite for it to pass overhead https://www.gsat.us/tools/iridium-satellite-location-map-tool https://www.gsat...
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Have you looked into Kahtoola's flexible crampons? They have two versions; one made in aluminium with smaller teeth, and the other with longer steel teeth which should be more durable on rock. Both are designed ...
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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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