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Just as long as they dont start using split leather in tramping boots. If you want a boot to last and dont mind breaking it in then full grain is the ...
We just used our new NeoAir xlite and didn't notice the noise and we were out in the bush. Liked it alot. Light and easy to blow up. Better than ...
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Great points made, I would agree that trail shoes or runners are best for established tracks that are benched, which is what most people are doing. For off-trail bush bashing ...
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I'm afraid to rip the silk liner if I used it inside the sleeping bag, but I'll give it a try...I usually use in lodges/motel rooms when I don't trust ...
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Thanks all - cheers Glenn - I will try looking for those other places - I need these boots to hodl together for a big easter trip.
I've been coping with the heat by wetting my head and allowing the water to drip onto my prolite shirt and trousers and splashing water onto my sleeves. But don't ...
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My Exos has. A few years ago, a hunter commented on how old it was. I'd just given it a scrub the day before. I'm still using it and the ...
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I've taken ski googles once on a climbing trip. That was on a trip where a white-out was predicted. With the orange perspex? they were brilliant in the conditions. It ...
I imported a Catalyst about two years ago. Bets pack I've ever had, it's huge. I do miss having a true top pocket but not that much.
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I was wrong the torles is as follows The Torlesse 50 is constructed with a durable, yet lightweight combination of 630d Cordura nylon and 210d Ripstop nylon. so not Aztec at ...
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I use a pole - went from none to two then back to one. I use it for balance (steep terrain, rock-hopping, rivers, tussock, etc) but also for fending off (wet ...
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Thanks for sharing this. I will definitely try this. And every people cannot afford much money. They do shopping with their own budget. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Care Home in Brighton
We've been happy with the Deuters 40l kids pack. Bought for a smaller torso. Really not that pricey new: https://www.outdooraction.co.nz/products/deuter-fox-40-kids-backpack
I'll use about 60g a day for 2 so that's 4 days worth. If you're staying in huts and lighting a woodstove, you can use that too for heating water ...
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Sounds like you've got it sorted. In case anyone is hunting for those NZTM2000 parameters the link below has sone details. https://www.linz.govt.nz/land/maps/topographic-maps/topo50-maps/using-your-gps-unit-topo50-data
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Not recommending it because it was pricey but a few years ago, I bought a Marmot jacket that was thigh length. It was made especially for the NZ market with ...
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The Atom LT is a really nice jacket as well, I wish I could justify having another jacket in this category...
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@bernieq Sorry, I wasn't clear enough in my post above. The "aquatabs" that were being talked about has the active ingredient sodium dichloroisocyanurate. This is the slow release Cl- molecule, that ...
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What about some front pockets to go with the existing pack if your current gear is too bulky? You could also ditch the car windscreen reflector shield thing as you ...
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cellulitis is always serious and will always require urgent medical intervention. Oral antibiotics probably wouldnt of made much difference except that because you had given antibiotics you would of waited ...
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Thanks for the tip @Pro-active , if that's able to stop sandflies I've found what I'm looking foor. Cheers!
how much use has it had? synthetic bags have a far more finite life than down bags and that bag is a design that hasnt been sold for a while... ...
My knowledge was transformed when I started using the app and joined the community. For suggestions: "Nature Guide to the New Zealand Forest" by John Dawson and Rob Lucas. And "Which Native ...
Every hardware sports shop and most garages sell it. Look for the names Coleman fuel, Fuelite, Calcite, and shelite. The Coleman fuel here will look different to USA. Here it ...
Having been through a few sets of poles over the years I can recommend Macpac's carbon fibre poles. Super light and very strong. I have broken one recently after about ...
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