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Peter Rattenbury (MountainMule) - BPL Forum Member

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About Me Expat New Zealander, currently residing in New SouthWales, Australia.

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Essentials Depend On Territory
I like your list, but we're getting into 'survival' territory here, and of course geography defines your kit choice. For example, no point taking DEET, Aqua Mira, whistle, into the Au...

In GEAR » Gear Geek 10 Essentials
July 11, 7:24pm

Horses For Courses
Hmmm... you wouldn't be a New Zealander Lynn? 'Tramper', pup tents... the vocabulary is familiar. So should 'MountainMule' if you're a Kiwi of a certain vintage.. Somewha...

In GEAR » No More pup tents please
June 27, 9:30pm

Sole Inserts
Has anyone used the Sole brand footbeds? I believe they are a Canadian brand? Their feature is a heat moldable foot bed.

In GEAR » superfeet / insoles in trail runners?
June 17, 8:59pm

Horses For Courses
I agree with your comment Andrew. I use poles and expect they will help me hike well into my dotage. Horses for courses: I wouldn't dream of using my poles in many of the bush tracks in New Zea...

In GEAR » Trekking Pole Science
June 08, 7:22pm

Pacerpoles
Tim, Take a look at Pacerpoles. Ergonomically efficient, available in carbon fibre and alloy, three stage, pricey, but I don't regret my choice. I also use 'em with my Squall Tarptent.

In GEAR » Help! Pick my trekking poles!
June 06, 4:47pm

Seam Sealing
Yep, and I think there are two types of 'white' spirits on the Aussie market; one used for cleaning stuff and one for burning. I shall conduct some experiments.......

In GEAR » Seam Sealing a Tarptent
March 09, 3:14am

Seam Sealing
Questions for Roger: is the Permatex product available in Australia? And does 'mineral spirit' in the U.S. equate to paint thinners or white spirit in Australia? Cheers, PeterR

In GEAR » Seam Sealing a Tarptent
March 09, 1:51am

As Light as the Environment Allows.
I join others thanking Brad for his perspective. My perspective is one which comes from much tramping through New Zealand conditions, and boy, you need backup sometimes when its been seven days o...

In Editor's Roundtable » Be Prepared, Not Equipped
January 27, 3:13am

Consolidating Gear
Slightly off topic: I shall be consolidating food, and a few items of hardware [ fuel, batteries etc ], in the U.S. before tackling the JMT next summer. A tricky task. I shall be flying from ...

In GEAR » Recommended US shipping company to consolidate postage?
November 18, 4:44pm

Weather Radio
There is always room for another good radio at my house Walter... but I take your point; for JMT purposes a Yaesu is over-kill...73s!

In GEAR » AM/ FM Receiver
October 17, 8:53pm

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