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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 :)
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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Ah Matski, how these forums have missed you...
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I love this country.
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A few years ago, Frank and I were offered $300 to carry in a considerable amount of food for a group coming from another direction. Frank's pack weighed 40 kg and mine weighed 25 kg. ...
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Hey Glenn and others too. Someone once told me they saw a waterbarrel amid some rocks on Mt Adams. While looking around for it, we did find a tarn a couple of metres long...Have you ...
I tramped with an external frame hallmark for years It was fine. Only found out when I sold it for 3 times what I bought it for that the straps could be hight adjusted. People ...
based on your question, the possibilities are endless
The campsites are mostly just grassy areas with longdrop toilets. Some can get (relatively) busy over the peak summer period but for most of the year they don't get much use. Although, saying that, the ...
"NB: if you go to an outdoor shop and they DONT sell them (ahem.....Kathmandu.....) go elsewhere as they dont know what they're doing" Kathmandu sells them according to its website, at least: http://www.kathmandu.co.nz/pack-liner-kathmandu.htm...
Yes definitely getting crusty now :-P Or could be called stupid, did the Oxfam 100km walk two years running.
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I think Te Urewera NP (including the lake) is a special case, I believe there are rules about freedom camping because of the cultural sites in the park. Check out the DOC site it has ...
I went on a club trip recently and had forgotten what they were like. The leader had a 4 person fly from a Spectrum dome tent for the rest of them. As I was an ...
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theres jetboat servies that take you to and from the head of both lakes, one way to explore deeper into the park and save time
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2 days: Motutapu track: Walk into Highland Creek hut and back to the Wanaka road end. http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/tracks-and-walks/otago/wanaka-makarora/motatapu-track/ Mt Brewster. http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation...
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Hello ktselner, Great Barrier Island has some really special walking tracks through regenerating native forest, to natural hot springs and there's walks to suit all levels of fitness. It is easy and safe to hitchhike ...
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