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noob gets less noober
Hi all, just a bit of feedback. The Tarptent seems pretty good so far, no major condensation and suits my love of sleeping in small places. My son decided on a black wolf bivy and always gets...

In GEAR » Noob to Lightweight needs help!
November 01, 11:09pm

Gday go lite
Hi would you consider shipping it to Australia and how much for that? cheers

In Gear Swap » FS- golite mens jam (large)
September 11, 8:17pm

Atheists in scouts
Looking from an Aussie perspective: Wesley is right in that Scouts do swear to "do my duty to MY God". The important part is My God. Why? Well a young person will have a fluid view ...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » UL Scouting for Girls
August 04, 11:50pm

patrol activities
Another thing that has succumbed to "for legal reasons". Down Under we are meant to "shadow" any patrol hike or camp. I take this to mean I will meet up with them at campsit...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Patrol camping
August 04, 11:39pm

Sleeping bag
Thanks for all your input, looks like I will start with the above list and just wear clothes and down jacket to bed to keep warm. I have a standing camp in a few weeks and will test out various ...

In Gear Lists » First lightweightish hike! Help!!
June 09, 8:21pm

Sleeping bag liners
Sleeping bag is a tough one, has anyone had any experience in thermal liners like this one?

In Gear Lists » First lightweightish hike! Help!!
June 09, 7:07pm

lightweightish hike!
Perfect, now to see if I can get some froggtoggs downunder. Damn found some in Aus $129! but can get them via ebay for about $70 delivered from USA

In Gear Lists » First lightweightish hike! Help!!
June 08, 11:37pm

first lightweightish hike
Thanks Josh, yep spot on with the pack. The jacket is a tough one, I would like an event jacket at around 300g but they retail for $400 here! Maybe I could look at a light poncho? The sleeping...

In Gear Lists » First lightweightish hike! Help!!
June 08, 10:59pm

First lightweightish hike! Help!!
Hi all, just seeking some feedback from those in the know. I am about to undertake a simple weekend hike in Victoria Australia in the next few weeks and am going to try some of the lightweight gea...

In Gear Lists » First lightweightish hike! Help!!
June 08, 9:51pm

Dunlop Volleys are awesome, get them for less than $20 sometimes on special for $12. Grew up in these as a kid and they are used a fair bit down under.

In GEAR » Minimalist Footwear Recommendations for Hiking
June 06, 7:18pm

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