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  • #3425873
    twig .
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    @bretthartwig

    Locale: Australia

    Mine did exactly the same, there just didn’t seem to be enough lid material to curl over the lip of the mug. I put up with it for ages, then I contacted jetboil and they sent out a new one which fits perfect.

    #2237121
    twig .
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    @bretthartwig

    Locale: Australia

    Cactus from New Zealand make some great stuff – http://www.cactusoutdoor.co.nz/bbb-big-burly-bag-590.html

    #2229060
    twig .
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    @bretthartwig

    Locale: Australia

    All of this Boiler talk got me to fire up mine again. I think it's advantage is in the wind, it can be positioned to get some air pumping through the bottom hole and it draws through really well. Without a bellows effect through the bottom hole it tends to smoke out everything due to the limited air available inside it. I'm also not a big fan of the way it boils over, making picking it off the fire a ninja like skill. I sold my bushbuddy because it didn't do so well in the wind, in hindsight I wish I held onto it because it's a bit more versatile for camp cooking, heat, etc.

    #2218534
    twig .
    BPL Member

    @bretthartwig

    Locale: Australia

    Great choice Doug. I've had the Leica 10x for many years, they are brilliant, but I definitely notice them wobbling more as I get older! The rubber coated ones are great. The clarity in these is amazing, I often think it looks clearer looking through them than viewing with your own eyes. Enjoy!

    #2199065
    twig .
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    @bretthartwig

    Locale: Australia

    Always love reading your well thought out words and seeing your images. Thanks.

    #2194008
    twig .
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    @bretthartwig

    Locale: Australia

    I'll buy the hole if you are willing to sell the tent separately. Have PM'd you my best offer.

    Sorry, good luck with the sale of an awesome tent.

    #2188919
    twig .
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    @bretthartwig

    Locale: Australia

    Christian,
    The Nort has a vertical zipper on the front, it doesn't run all the way to the bottom, so if you forget to zip it up your wallet won't fall out easily, internally it is divided for a hydration bladder, I don't use one, but I do use the hydration section for stuff I leave in the pack. The other section will fit 4 litres of milk etc for shopping and it carries well with mesh padding on the back. There is also a fleece lined pocket for your sunglasses as well as removable waist strap and helmet (jacket) strap. I have used a golite ion, patagonia travel packs, and goruck gr1 for everyday packs. This one strikes the right balance for me in terms of lightness, durability and comfort. Cactus stuff is made brilliantly.

    #2188662
    twig .
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    @bretthartwig

    Locale: Australia

    For something really well made, I just got this for EDC and it is brilliant, really comfortable straps and back padding, price is in NZ dollars so will be a lot less in US dollars
    http://www.cactusoutdoor.co.nz/nort-black-canvas.html

    #2150851
    twig .
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    @bretthartwig

    Locale: Australia

    You can reseal synmats without much problem, just cut it to size , scrape back the insulation an inch or so with your fingernail and reseal with the edge of a hot iron on a hard surface – I have curved the cutoff section to match the top end. Sounds like you may get a sit pillow or beer holder out of what is left!!

    #2149596
    twig .
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    @bretthartwig

    Locale: Australia

    I would also be lightening up that tripod selection, carrying a tripod that weighs almost 4 times the weight of your camera doesn't seem like the best option. Years ago I did the overland for photography carrying a Nikon F4 and lenses. I got a cheap velbon tripod, removed the centre column and used a bolt to attach the head directly to the legs. This firmed up the stability and I also had a loop attached to the bolt where I could hang a stuff sack or peg the tripod to the ground for long exposures. At around $60 it is lighter and about $700 cheaper than current carbon fibre tripods. You can use your current head so if you have quick release plates etc. they will still work.

    #2147314
    twig .
    BPL Member

    @bretthartwig

    Locale: Australia

    I've done the ikea timer trick, it works really well!! I just used one of the sticky mounts instead of drilling.

    http://www.wired.com/2011/09/ikea-hack-time-lapse-panning-tripod-from-kitchen-timer/

    Great video, nicely edited, thanks for sharing!

    #2143706
    twig .
    BPL Member

    @bretthartwig

    Locale: Australia

    Looks amazing. I'm coming back to America to do this hike , but mainly to get one of those burgers!

    #2142377
    twig .
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    @bretthartwig

    Locale: Australia

    Bag seemed like a bargain, but the shipping cost to Australia of $1,993.20 puts it just out of my reach.

    #2131811
    twig .
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    @bretthartwig

    Locale: Australia

    Alcohol stoves are fine to use, methylated spirits or metho is the local term and Trangias are still a popular stove choice.
    http://bushwalk.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=12844

    #2131017
    twig .
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    @bretthartwig

    Locale: Australia

    Bumpity bump, Will also include three used gatorade bottles and a next in line pass to the mysterious western box

    #2129666
    twig .
    BPL Member

    @bretthartwig

    Locale: Australia

    With a tiny pack like a golite ion every bit of space counts and a bottle that can conform to the available space makes packing easier. For me the "slosh factor" is the biggest plus, when the bottle is half full you can squeeze all the air out and the water doesn't slosh about in your pack as you walk. Mine have lasted years too , durability hasn't been a problem for me.

    #2116710
    twig .
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    @bretthartwig

    Locale: Australia

    Brilliant Manfred,
    Thanks for sharing an amazing adventure!

    #2109426
    twig .
    BPL Member

    @bretthartwig

    Locale: Australia

    Check out ortlieb, not sure on weight, but good protection, mine has a dry bag fold over top.

    #2107948
    twig .
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    @bretthartwig

    Locale: Australia

    I'm a photographer and I love my gopro for backpacking. Some models take simultaneous still and video. User friendly, just press the button and point, the lens is so wide it's brilliant. Slip it into a pocket and don't worry about getting it wet. You can get a floaty handle online for $10 so you won't lose it fishing.

    #2106847
    twig .
    BPL Member

    @bretthartwig

    Locale: Australia

    I'm the same foot size around 9.5 or a 43. I use the large and they definitely fit well.

    #2096172
    twig .
    BPL Member

    @bretthartwig

    Locale: Australia

    Take a sip of water at the trailhead before starting your hike, 1 maybe 2 ounces easily.
    No stuff sack for sleeping bag or clothing, just straight into pack.
    Leave car key at or near trailhead/car – bonus points if your pack gets washed away in a stream crossing
    Leave a meal/water etc in your car, helps if you are low on food to know you can eat as soon as you return.

    #2007716
    twig .
    BPL Member

    @bretthartwig

    Locale: Australia

    I use a foot square piece of thin foam (like Gossamer Gear thinlight, but denser foam) as a sit pad and then put this under my mattress at bed time. It reduces the slip to almost nil and provides an extra level of puncture protection and insulation under my hips.

    #1951493
    twig .
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    @bretthartwig

    Locale: Australia

    Cut the top half off a 1L Platypus, you can bend it into the smallest trickle of a stream and it will naturally form a spout for pouring into your storage platy, weighs next to nothing. I also use a lid on the storage platy from the hydration tube, (It has a large hole in the top) that I have fitted with a washing machine hose filter to strain out large floaties.

    #1894854
    twig .
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    @bretthartwig

    Locale: Australia

    These could be another option coming in August

    http://www.runningwarehouse.com/descpageMRS-ADPAD1.html

    #1885850
    twig .
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    @bretthartwig

    Locale: Australia

    The only problem I see is that it's haunted, hopefully that's a friendly ghost standing behind your wife.

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