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Occasionally there is non-permolat venetian blind used. We found a stash and took it home one time. Frank and I use a combination of red/white permolats sometimes. They are extremely visible. Frank put in a ...
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Have an Aarn pack at present, doesn't or at least has't caused me any grief with wet gear as yet. Still like to have some things in their own dry bag just in case. Think I ...
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OK thanks, that's what I thought :)
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I second Militaris words. A lot of good trips in Mt Richmond forest park in general. May be some snow but not the Avalanche risk of the Travers-Sabine.
For new people to the site who may have missed it. The website has a track finder function https://tramper.nz/?view=tracks
Hi everyone, I just flew into Christchurch (Canadian here) and solo traveling around the country for 5 weeks and I want to do some tramping. I don't have any experience with overnight tramps but I've ...
theres an awful lot of vertical terrain between lake roberts and sunny creek... you need good visibility around there or you'll just get bluffed in or walk off one... danilo's photos are deceptive, looking up from ...
http://m.metservice.com/mtns
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Embarrasingly I've donated a fair few gas cannisters to Hamilton airport in the last few years. Do not know why I show up to the airport with them, but, I keep doing it. I then stand in ...
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"professional tramper forum" Enthusiastic and wealth of knowledge yes professional not really. There are a couple of people that combine there tramping with there profession but most of us are just tramping club or other people willing ...
Smith City clearance sale this weekend. Near half-price on Ridgeline Apache boots & assorted Hi-Tecs (including Rainier eVent) :) http://scottishmountaineer.com/hi-tec-rainier-event/ http://scottishmountaineer.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/...
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They take them out when they've nearly completed their sentences. So they have nothing to gain by doing a runner.
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Last time I went through a few of the junction signs were missing or obscured. Then again, only part of the route I was taking was on the hillary trail, much of it was on ...
Ah, I'm not signed up or logged in. That link asked me to authenticate. I just went to http://www.opencyclemap.org and chose "outdoors' as a base layer. No LINZ maps on this resource. Sounds like you ...
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oops but still I want more than 168cm
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River, I'd love to visit and check out your set-up sometime. Phenomenal that you've lived that amazing lifestyle for 40+ years!
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Thanks, PhilipW. Good to read about the Polkatex as I have just bought 2 jackets coated in the stuff. Earth Sea Sky told me the water-based treatments aren't effective and my experience with the 2 ...
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In addition to my last, I'm actually going to tell you how to correctly administer an epipen. Because if you're on a trail with someone who needs them, you just might have to assist them. Firstly, ...
much harder climbing from the iris burn side track is much steeper, its hard enough coming down the track on that side...
Thanks Mate, I like the Kaweka bush so bubble good :)
I'm wearing La Sportiva Valojets at the moment and they have worked really well, not as stiff as their more mountain focused boots. I've used them for 40+ track days and no concerns. I think the ...
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geoffnet, I just wanted to thank you again for your offer. I talked my husband into buying a pack...hoping that even once we get back here he might go backpacking more with me!
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Bit late in the piece but I thought I'd add the following... The first gaiters I bought were Outdoor Research "Verglas" with a Pertex finish. They were so clammy I retired them early (now lend ...
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Was up Mt Thomas last Sunday. Patches of thaw/re-freeze ice in sheltered places, but not really any obstacle. If you're considering Lewis Pass, Mt Isobel is easily do-able. Suggest you go from the Beech ...
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One mans trash is another mans treasure. Should get old Nick Smith to work out a multi million doller deal with the aussie govt where we live catch possums and ship them back to Tassy.
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