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BikeHikeSafari by Bikehikesafari - 1M ago

Lightweight Sleeping Pads are getting better every year and 2019 is an exciting year with many top brands stepping up their game. The quality of the lightweight sleeping mats in this review are a huge leap forward from only a couple of years ago. What is the best lightweight sleeping mat? Best Lightweight Sleeping Pads […]

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Top 10 Lightweight Sleeping Bags and Quilts for 2019 Top 5 Lightweight Sleeping Quilts 2019 Feathered Friends Flicker UL 20 Quilt – 20F / -7 – 26oz / 748g Sea to Summit Ember EB3 Quilt – 14F – 25F / -10C/-4C – 25.5oz / 725g Enlightened Equipment Revelation – 20F / -7C – 22.5oz / […]

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BikeHikeSafari by Bikehikesafari - 2M ago

Te Araroa Resupply This is a complete resupply guide for hiking the Te Araroa Trail in New Zealand. The guide includes everything from small take away food stores and large supermarkets to places that sell hiking gear and gas canister. It also details which Post Offices will receive Bounce Boxes with their address and open […]

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BikeHikeSafari by Bikehikesafari - 2M ago

This is my Lightweight Te Araroa Trail Gear review that may come in handy for any hiker wanting to hike the Te Araroa Trail in the future. Any hiker that wants to attempt the Te araroa Trail should endeavour to reduce the base weight of their hiking gear to prevent injury and fatigue. This can […]

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15th February 66.9km (42 miles) Riverton 2929.7km to Bluff (end of the trail) 2996.6km (1862 miles) It was cold when my 3am alarm sounded. The Milky way galaxy was a bright streak in the otherwise dark sky. Some familiar constellations like Scorpio were my guiding lights as I hiked out of the town of Riverton […]

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14th February 52.7km Old Quarry Camp 2877km to Riverton 2929.7km I woke to the sound of rain hitting the outer fly of the tent. It was warm inside my tent as I cooked my oats and enjoyed a nice hot cup of coffee. As I unzipped the tent I felt the cold wet air of […]

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13th February 44.4km Birchwood Farm 2832.6km to Old Quarry Camp 2877km Warning – Graphic descriptions of other people’s inability to poo in the woods appropriately. And how I suffered as a result. I sat on the side of a small forestry road to eat my second lunch, I was hungry. A strong wind funneled up […]

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12th February 25.9km Telford Camp 2805.7 to Birchwood Farm 2832.6km It rained overnight. The air was humid and many sandflies stuck to the inside fly sheet of my tent. When packing the tent it took a lot of shaking to remove them all, the last thing I wanted were sandflies in my backpack. Linton station […]

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11th February 28.7km Bushcamp 2777km to Telford Camp 2805.7 I stood atop the bare unnamed mountain and looked south. Uncharacteristically, there was no wind, usually it is blowing a gale in this part of the world, I am in the infamous roaring forties, know to all sailors around the world for hundreds of years. There […]

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BikeHikeSafari by Bikehikesafari - 3M ago

10th February 27.3km Roadside camp 2749.7km to Bushcamp 2777km. I slept in. A bright red hue outside my tent woke me. The sky was various shades of gray, red, orange and pink. Despite yet another good sleep I was tired and was very slow at conducting my morning tasks. It was 8am when I started […]

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