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Weather in NZ

New Zealand Weather The islands of New Zealand lie between 37 and 47 degrees south of the Tropic of Capricorn, ...
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How to Find True North Without a Compass

Method One of Eight: The Shadow-Tip Method 1 Place a stick upright in the ground so that you can see ...
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Human Waste Disposal

Most hikers, backpackers, and climbers know that answering the call of nature in the backcountry can present an interesting (sometimes ...
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22 New Zealand Hikes You Need To Do Before You Die

Whether you have three hours or seven days, you’ll find a hike for you. Fatchoi / Getty Images 1. Auckland ...
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Notes on finding a travel buddy!

Frodo and Sam! The best travel companions! The guy in the middle... not so much. Aside from skinny-dipping and losing ...
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PERSONAL LOCATOR BEACON (PLB)

Rescue Beacons are something that I have never traditionally used. These days though, you sometimes can't even enter a Winter trail without ...
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How to pack lighter

1. Do you need a sleep­ing bag? Sounds stupid, I know. BUT will a silk sleep­ing bag liner suf­fice? This ...
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