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I bought some Outdoor Research Sunsleeves last year and they are fantastic. UPF 50. Keeps the skin cool while prevents burning. Use them tramping and MTBing. They used to do leg ...
We have two (Zempire) Freedom Sequel 2 Person tents for family tramps and they have been excellent. The Sequel model been discontinued but upgraded and renamed as the Zeus. It ...
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Kiwi Camping have a good range of affordable tents for all occasions. They would be my first stop for tents designed for NZ conditions.
Picked up some Bridgedale liner socks and just come back from doing the Tongariro crossing. They work as advertised ... hats off to you Honora. I didn't leave them in a ...
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Thanks for the original link, I didn't realize those guys delivered to NZ, or least didn't when I looked to order something from them a couple of years ago. That Tarps ...
Thank you so much all your reply... I appreciated your suggestion.
FrankB : ... because with out them you may as well just set your own arse on fire. ..... just had to laugh :))
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the rab kinetic is actually waterproof
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Sounds exciting!
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He sounds like a delightful character and a big loss to all who knew him. Not sure what the natural causes were but extreme training can sometimes lead to hypertrophy ...
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 ...
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