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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 returned a new pair of ...
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 Awaroa on the Abel Tasman ...
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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. I have been on trips ...
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I can see why Earth Sea Sky wouldn't be held to ransom and chose Milair (Reflex-type of breathable membrane).
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Thats why the first line is a disclaimer. Still might work though on a cheap junk coat. Sil nylon is very waterproof on tents although it doesnt have a long life
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Third thumbs up for Arcteryx Atom - I've been climbing with ice coating the outside of my Atom, and stayed warm. I use an Alpha SL hardshell as a windbreaker/light rain jacket (it wets out ...
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CRKT Folts neck knife. Minimalist so light weight, cheap but sharp, and comfortable handle. Has a couple of point styles so you can pick the one that suits your intended use best.
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I actually found one made by a Korean company it's a blanket weighs 350g and stays heated for 9 hours charge by a simply battery charger.
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meant to say rubber grip; practical & more durable than cork.
I use Gecko Guard developed by Earth Sea Sky to restore the DWR. I think a $25 bottle did around 3 treatments. The clothes dryer also helps recondition DWR but Waynowski probably has more info ...
I have plenty of shirts in merino wool from macpac...they are awesome!!I cant complain about anything.
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Had issues once with a headlight malfunction.The dealer said it pays to use good quality alkaline batteries whereas I was buying the scotsmans' price variety.Took his advice & no problems since.
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Frank, I did carry the bladder in a front pocket, with a shortened tube, and it does work. However, for me at least, I can access the bottle just as easily - the drinking one in ...
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I carry both a PLB and an inReach +. InReach is to keep home informed, and as a GPS. The SOS feature wasn’t a factor for me. Last trip, pulled out the inReach to see ...
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what i've seen in boots, the gore tex is just a sock membrane with a knitted open nylon tricot covering on either side of the gore tex, the same as the inside of a three ...
montbell is a Japanese brand so sizes will be smaller
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Sorry fdi4r978fg, hadn't seen your question: "In terms of quality and comfort would you recommend it?" Definitely. I use it all the time even when helping with pest control, where we definitely take rough paths/bush whack. ...
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Interesting. They've had a lot of endorsements e.g. Ray Goldring and Aarn Tate. My brother has a set and does some hard-arse trips in tiger country with them. Though he says poles slow him down. ...
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' I would be really cautious about Lowa tibet. I've had two pairs - one lasted seven years and the other half as long. Not sure if thats declining QC' I've never had this boot ...
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A few updates on my experience with inreach. The smartphone app that goes with it has become somewhat buggy since garmin took over from delorme. Had it fail a few times over the last 2 ...
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I think you'll find that Icebreaker being a NZ brand wont mean its any cheaper here in NZ. Like most other NZ products, a premium is paid by NZ and other consumers for the privilege ...
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@erniec I have a Cumulus Quilt 250 which is fine to 0°C, if you pack some thermals and a beanie. Below that I get some cold patches and need my down jacket to help stay ...
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I'm using "OFF!" Tropical (the orange one) it is using Picaridin which is much less aggressive than DEET (as in: doesn't dissolve your ropes and clothes!) and still efficient enough. It is also the cheapest ...
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