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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 ...
Yes, however I always cut my groundsheets about 15 cms shorter than the tent floor in all directions and if it rains hard enough, water WILL run on top of ...
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I had a Go-Lite which had no frame, being a sac with shoulder straps and a hip belt. The trick was to pack your gear in a way that melded ...
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Frank (my partner) uses a cut open MSC packliner as our tent footprint. It is the perfect size and is useful for deciding on the position of the tent. It ...
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I have the Cascade 75L... great pack.... I don't think I have been on any longer than a three-day trip with it. :-/
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If worried about residue gas put 2 holes and leave outside for a few days
If conditions are borderline I wear polypro leggings under my shorts and if I warm I just roll them up. Otherwise they stay down. For an extra top layer to ...
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But ... orange ?. Gets good reviews, alright. https://www.livefortheoutdoors.com/gear-reviews/footwear/articles/first-test-scarpa-ribelle-lite-od-walking-boot-review-2018 Thanks.
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 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
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