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Now it is possible to find a New Zealand tour packages, in fact, a number of them, that allows you to tour the caves of New Zealand, some of which ...
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I absolutely agree about Westcomb. A Canadian company that makes excellent gear at good prices.
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If you can tell me where you think you lost it, I can tell you where it is. Sorry it was really large and very wet, and I only had ...
Anyone using Spots or inReach in New Zealand should consider using the New Zealand based company TrackMe for hosting as being New Zealand based they offer the best solutions for ...
I have the Torlesse 65 (before going to Osprey) and yes Cabbage is correct - the adjustment buckles for the shoulder straps are on the inside. Easy adjustment. No instructions ...
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I don't need ankle support unless I'm mountaineering in plastics and front-pointing with my crampons. Sandals are fine for me most of the time. I rolled my ankle once - ...
Use Inreach a lot, for text messaging only. Very handy, but getting satalite connection can take a while, if down in valleys. on tops seems pretty quick I don't rely on Inreach ...
I had never given this subject much thought. I have always just used shorts and gaiters where necessary and carried thermals to wear if needed. At best I wear the ...
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I have an MSR pocket rocket version 1. Great little stove. Never used it after buying the jet boil flash, I just love the convenience of this all in one ...
A big advantage of a single pack liner is that it traps air for river crossings - can be used as a raft to keep you out of the water ...
A nice thing about tarps is there is no condensation and you get to feel closer to nature. I incorporated a mozzie netting set up but have only bothered using ...
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I am trying to improve the traction of my boots on wet rocks and wood. has anyone tried either Streamtrekkers or Yaktrax for this ? The Streamtrekkers are billed as ...
My old Bitteroots held together well. Prefer a wide-fit boot these days.
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He's a really big boy geeves, he's got some solid ngati porou genes in him lol. He's like carrying a live wild pig haha. But he wouldn't be too far ...
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Outdoor research goretex or Arcterycs goretex
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With the msr version look at the Reactor. It uses a catalytic element instead of a flame and theoretically produces less carbon monoxide
Bivouac had a "20% off" promotion. Scored the kettle/pot combo, which was already cheaper than buying each seperately. Kettle sits flat inside the flattened pot. For the record, as ...
""A “floating” backpack may make hiking a tad easier on your back. The HoverGlide is a backpack that bounces up and down as you walk with the help of a ...
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I sometimes see these canisters abandoned in huts. And no one else wants them.
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my understanding is fosamax, kills the bone... it can stop further osteoporosis but the bone can't repair itself from further damage either.
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Thanks Honora - I bought an ESS jacket at the recent welly sale, but couldnt also afford the pants they had there for about $200. I was lucky - someone ...
The above guy doesn't have an invested interest in orthofeet at all hahaha.
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Yeah, I'd agree with Gaiters post, if there's chance feet are likely to stay dry I'd use my Crocs for the crossing, like I did with the estuary crossing at ...
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I dont have an issue with goretex linings - they seem to help my boots dry out a bit faster but then again I try to avoid major wet-feet trips. ...
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