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thanks, I've passed that info on to him.
Someone who used to comment on these forums would use the black PET you can buy at garden stores and pitch it in the 'flying diamond' configuration with the leeward diagonal raised quite high so ...
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Paracetamol is acetaminophen, not an NSAID. Just sayin'. Used the closed cell donut this weekend after developing a blister when sidling 2 basins to avoid a rock ridge. Gosh, it made a difference to the ...
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Using adapters like this, some individuals refuel butane canisters from the barbecue bottle. There are various disclaimers, but I haven't heard of any problems. If you are not properly trained, avoid attempting any of this. If ...
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I bought my daughter this mat from Kiwi Camping at Christmas https://www.kiwicamping.co.nz/product/intrepid-lite-single-air-mat It is bulkier and heavier than my NeoAir. We have only used it a couple of times but it feels very sturdy and at ...
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Hi, I read your above discussion about hiking shoes and I kinda liked it. if you wanna read about the top best hiking shoes for beginners you can read them on flamingshoes.com/best-hiking-shoes-for-beginners.
heavier face fabrics just have more abrasion resistance... whether it delaminates is down more to the quality of the membrane macpac are using pertex. which is a high quality membrane. lasts longer than most. bivouac staff ...
Why cant I see a model suitable for hiking on your website?
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hi, anyone here remember what the old late ninties macpac anapurna sleeping bags were rated to? these were the reflex outer series. 3 or 4 season? im familiar with the solstice bags of the same era ...
Has anyone had any experience with Outdoor Research's Microgravity jacket or OR's Ascentshell 3L fabric? I'm not expecting it to keep me dry in heavy rain, just warm (but not too warm). It would however ...
Light and up to the job has a value that can only be appreciated by those willing to pay. My winter bag has a similar rating 1 2/3 times the weight and quarter the price. ...
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Many thanks nzbazza — much appreciated! Cheers, Alan
Neato, will check out farmlands next time I'm there!
If you plan to hike for a few miles for about one to two hours, then running shoes should be fine. However, if you are planning for a hike that covers a longer distance, I ...
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Yeah - I went and had a look at the crampons they usually lend out, they're a flexible kind (and locking for stiff boots). Thanks for all the advice guys!
My XXL Moa overtrousers weigh 288g and that's with the extensive duct tape repairs on the lower inside seams. I guess that makes them heavy duty in some parts.
Bait the rat trap without getting your hands dirty. You will hear a buzzer which will confirm that it has been engaged.This rat trap is very easy to clean. Just wash the trap with soapy ...
True, usb-c headphones exist! I'd forgotten. Might be an idea.
might be cheaper to buy second hand theres a website here called trademe, get as much as you can second hand, renting won't be cheap... and you can still sell it when you're finished. or ...
Enjoying seeing a bit of discussion here :) Thanks Ian_H, you’ve answered one thing in particular I was wondering about – how to climb down and not leave rope behind. Hadn’t been thinking about river ...
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Will it still be hot?
I have a primus omnifuel that I bought for a trip to Nepal back in about 2002. It burns just about anything. But, it weight ~600g, and is the loudest gas burner I have encountered ...
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Much appreciated bigpaul
I use the Solomon XA Pro 3D wide trail shoes and think they're pretty good.
Take it back to the shop where you bought it and see if they can fix it? Thread a straightened out paper clip through, use it to pull a piece of string through then pull ...
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