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Gaiters - Why wear them?

“Gaiters” aka - puttees, chaps or half boots  Why?There are several reasons someone might choose to ...

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How to choose a tent for a multi-day hiking trip

One of the best things about trekking adventures is waking up each morning with wondrous views in pl...

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La Sportiva BUSHIDO Review

Over the coming months I will be looking at a range of La Sportiva trail running and hiking shoes. T...

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Survival of the fittest. Our series of tips...

Make sure you have what it takes.. We have just had our annual guide training which focuses on wilde...

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How to care for your sleeping bag

Your sleeping bag is one of your key pieces of camping equipment. Learn how to care for it - when yo...

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What to Pack for Kiwi-style Hiking Trips

It is not always easy packing for a hiking trip – what is necessary and what is just a luxury? We ha...

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Tips for Hiking in the Rain

Hiking in the rain might sound like a miserable experience, but it doesn't need to be that way. Malc...

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Finding the right backpack

Surfing the internet to find the most suitable backpack for your next hiking adventure?Malcolm, Hiki...

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Outdoor Safety Code

The New Zealand wilderness is a great place to explore. To stay safe on your next outdoor adventure ...

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Hiking Boot Guide

Hiking boots can make or break our outdoors adventures Good quality hiking boots are an integral par...

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My conversion to lightweight backpacking - Part 2

  School mate carries a heave load. What has to stay at home? A whole summer and what feels like a ...

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Multi Day Hiking

Multi-day hiking - its as simple as - food + clothes + pack + shoes or boots made for walking! It's ...

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Stick-em up! Our series of tips...

Another helpful hint for hikers that will make life safer and more comfy in New Zealand's outdoors. ...

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My conversion to lightweight backpacking - Part 1

Lightweight backpacking - it's either the new craze or maybe no one bothered to tell me sooner. I m...

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Woodchopping. Our series of tips...

Everyone fancies themselves as a wood chopper. However when you are out in the wilderness it pays to...

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Plastic bag/dry bag leaks? Our series of tips...

Here is another in a series of helpful hints for hikers that will make life safer and more comfy in ...

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Stop that flapping tent. Our series of tips...

Don't let a flapping tent ruin your sleep Can’t stop the bottom edge of your tent flapping noisily i...

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