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Thanks everyone, really good advice. I haven't yet tried one on but if it fits I will get one. The price and capacity is ideal for me. $150 ish now. ...
After a very kind forum contributer gave me the reflective stuff, I've been applying it to markers on trips where I frequently walk in in the dark.... I've been very grateful ...
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water filters are made in places like america where they are paranoid about filtering water when its not always necessary. friend did the 350km john muir trail and never used a ...
You can - and I've used them previously. I used to have wood heating so had a ready supply of fire-starters (now, new house, no wood heating, gas bbq). However, ...
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Thanks for the info. Can't help you much with the boots, but I prefer something with mesh panelling. You can see the water squelch out with each step. ...
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One issue with NZ conditions is that for single skin tents (waterproof breathable fabrics) our climate makes this breathability really poor. I guess it's the relative humidity combined with cold ...
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Between me and Frank we carry 3 lighters on our trips.
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Boonies is slang for boondocks. Interestingly this is a Tegalog word from the region around Manila. It means mountain and is bundock in their language. I often tell Filipinos (and ...
Surely the restaurant you are taking with you will generate sufficient heat?
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In May 2011 I attempted an unofficial record on the Bibbulmun Track in Western Australia, a 1000km hiking track running from Perth to Albany. I trained 6 months solid for it, ...
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@mariku: How are you going with the tent stove project? I hear Aarn Tate is also working on something like that. There is a material known as a welder's blanket. That ...
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Don't rate the gps in the original Delirme ones. About as good as a mid-range Garmin. Nowhere near as sensitive or fast to lock as my qstarz. Maybe the new ...
wow, never heard of them, thanks
I've tried many jackets called waterproof and came up to the idea that if it doesn't let the water form outside, you are just gonna be wet because of sweat
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yeah I havent owned any cotton pants since I was a teen. three teens were lost in kahurangi in winter, two of them died, the ones who died were wearing ...
Hi, I haven't found any adult ones but there are a few children's options available - just compromise on the quality and the choice. There are about 5 or so ...
We hope that what ever you purchase you never have to use.
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Has anyone tried these and are they any sturdier than the Run Single or Run Dual Blue/Green innersoles? I use those in my trail runners and they have great arch ...
I know. I'll upgrade when mine stops being so freakin' awesome! ;)
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I agree. Not submersible, but held up to a decent downpour on Stewart Island the other day.
Yep. A combination of water and electrolytes. When conducting heavy, sustained exercise.
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if you have any intelligence you can sift out the shallow bad reviews from the good ones and there are plenty of good in depth reviews around. I"ve been colating ...
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Is anyone here a member of the Consumers' institute? Strictly speaking you could take a retailer or manufacturer to court, but chances are many retailers bank on that being too much ...
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Oh! To be that young and fit again.
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I can't say I have ever had any problem with chest or any other straps, more like to wear through the bottom due to dragging the rear end over rocks ...
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