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You can get snow depth information from . Scroll down to a section titled Relevé de haute montagne (en France) Sel...

In Pre-Trip Planning » HRP mid sections in early July - Snow and wayfinding?
May 21, 5:29pm

mA and mAh
I think you are confusing the capacity of the powerbank bank with the rate at which it discharges. If the powerbank can discharge at 500mA for 4 hours you have a capacity of 2,000 mAh (500 x 4). T...

In GEAR » measuring USB power bank capacity
March 22, 4:44pm

Try a more local site
A good source of relatively local information is This site is the main site for bushwalking in Australia and possibly NZ. The link is to the NZ s...

In Pre-Trip Planning » New Zealand! Need suggestions
February 09, 3:17am

There is another one - tort. You pitch the tent badly and then get sued by your partner for the poor night's sleep they endured. or perhaps torte for when you discover cake crumbs on the te...

In Chaff » Tent pitching, types of
December 06, 3:39pm

My thoughts
I have been looking at upgrading my Panasonic LX7. I set the standard as 24mm as the base wide angle setting with some zoom - don't want a fixed length lens - but I don't really need anythi...

In Photography » Compact wide angle big sensor?
November 22, 5:16pm

I sense a little hypocrisy from MSR as they refuse to acknowledge that cooking in a tent is relatively safe while they will happily make and sell you a hanging kit to let you cook in your tent. I ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Can I Cook in my Tent?
November 13, 2:30pm

Overpants more important
You would be better off with waterproof overpants for those really wet, cold and windy days that you can experience. Wear them for the start of the day and remove once things warm up a bit if need...

In GEAR » Lightest Gaiter available
November 07, 3:09am

Not needed
You don't really need gaiters for the Overland Track - only needed if you choose to do some off track or longer, less walked side trips.

In GEAR » Lightest Gaiter available
November 05, 2:59pm

How about the Canon G7X
An alternative to the Sony RX100 M3 is the new Canon G7X. Same size and weight, better zoom - 24-100 f1.8-2.8 and uses the Sony 1" sensor. It even got a better DxOMark Score 71 compared to 6...

In GEAR » New camera
October 28, 3:12pm

Possible reasons
I suspect the reason for your problem was the O ring that makes the seal between the stove and the canister. If it is damaged then gas will leak out the joint between the stove and the canister. ...

In GEAR » Snow Peak LiteMax stove malfunction? or was it the canister's fault? or maybe just my own stupidity?
October 17, 4:03pm

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Suunto Vector
I have used a Suunto Vector for the past 8 years (at least 200 days) and it has worked flawlessly. I use the watch, alarm, compass and altimeter/barometer functions. I replace the battery each year a...

In Navigation Gear & Accessories
October 25, 11:00pm