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Many outdoor brands advertise designed in the UK, US or where ever, with smaller writing identifying where it was made. To be honest when buying a car I'm perhaps interested in ...
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Torpedo7, Zempire Atom, 30% off until midnight 7th Feb = $175 https://www.torpedo7.co.nz/products/LIATAN642/title/zempire-2016-atom-adventure-tent
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I find it hard enough getting size 13uk / 14us footwear... Must really be a struggle to get size 16. Due to have size 13 feet, I never had the ...
Interesting about the lack of a vestible. Of course with a fly you can cook under shelter but if there were winds, it would need to be pitched lower as ...
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I think using a groundsheet underneath is a good idea to help keep your tent floor in good order. We use a cut open big orange MSC pack liner. It ...
theres various other services for mail forwarding from the states like myus.com or shipito.com they offer a range of shipping options with different courier companies, they get reasonable rates with ...
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I agree with much of that. You may laugh - I use long pants in dry weather, and shorts when it rains - with long polopro underwear underneath. Works well for ...
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that video of the 2 rock anchoring technique was educational for me. I've always grabbed a big rock and stuck that in the fly loop but of course it is ...
The theory is sound providing you can keep the ccf on the inflatable. Keep the insulation close
I almost always wear trail shoes except when crampons are required, so I use leather boots and knee height canvas gaiters then. Otherwise on easy tramping tracks trail runners and ankle ...
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I have used the Shoe Sheriff in Auckland. Did a stretch and reshape on the heels of some boots for me plus a resole on another pair. Did a damn ...
all good, as long as he realises the pluses and minuses of the various options, problem is when you can only afford one tent you need to make sure the ...
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Please oh please correct the spelling in the thread title.... Anyhow, yes they used to do a trial programme but not any more. I'm 30 and converted to an Aarn pack last ...
In Australia putting wet pants/socks on the poles between inner and rain fly would make them partially dry in the morning if it wasn't raining all night. In NZ, tried ...
No, you shouldn't need ice axe and crampons for this leg. There are a few un-bridged river crossings to perform, that's about as technical as it gets.
Thanks for the replies everyone. Lots to check out :-)
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Good idea. I once packed my army hoochie http://www.armyandoutdoors.co.nz/collections/tents-bashas/products/woodland-camouflage-basha on a trip where we already had a tent. My friend told me off for bringing it, however it rained the ...
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Exchange rate is often more of an issue. If paying by credit card often the foreign currency is converted to US dollars and then to NZ dollars. Do your sums ...
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ok thanks guys, appreciate the time you took to reply!
It does. Cheers Madpom. Good info. :)
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http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/australia/86160373/Tourist-mauled-after-body-slamming-crocodile
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A mate told me he sleep in his one night in a hut just to see how it went. He said it was good, but everyone in the hut hated ...
Wear On Earth (Blair) has also dabbled in sleeping bags. He made one for me - custom fit, synthetic fill, epic outer, no seams. Good three season bag, waterproof enough ...
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Thanks for the advice. I've ordered the KTi SA2G
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