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jake_da_snake
post Apr 6 2011, 08:52 PM
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Hello everyone. I will be spending three months in NZ starting in early November and I am planning on doing a lot of tramping. On my past adventures i have always taken a tent with me and although i currently have an ultra light MSR one man, i want to go even lighter and take up less room in my pack. NZ seems like the ideal place for one (no bears, scorpions, snakes, ect.) and the weather doesn't seem too extreme although i know it can be. Has anyone here ever used one down there that can attest to its usefullness or lack there of?
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post Apr 6 2011, 09:55 PM
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QUOTE(jake_da_snake @ Apr 6 2011, 08:52 PM) *

Hello everyone. I will be spending three months in NZ starting in early November and I am planning on doing a lot of tramping. On my past adventures i have always taken a tent with me and although i currently have an ultra light MSR one man, i want to go even lighter and take up less room in my pack. NZ seems like the ideal place for one (no bears, scorpions, snakes, ect.) and the weather doesn't seem too extreme although i know it can be. Has anyone here ever used one down there that can attest to its usefullness or lack there of?


Can't answer from experience but you are right with your concept of the country. All you will have to deal with mis rain...................great time to be here weather wise....
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alright cool. Well ill ask around a little more but i think im going to go with the bivy sack. I'll buy it and test it out a few nights before leaving of course. One more thing. On my previous adventures i usually just roll out my sleeping back on the beach or in a park (out of the way of course) then pack up and leave first thing in the morning. How do the authorities feel about this? it seems like its a pretty easy going place and i know that in mostplaces this is tolerable if not legal. Also, i know there are an abundance of campgrounds there and I'm sure i'll stay in a few but my style is more drifter dude/ beach bum if you catch my drift
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post Apr 8 2011, 06:03 PM
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alright cool. Well ill ask around a little more but i think im going to go with the bivy sack. I'll buy it and test it out a few nights before leaving of course. One more thing. On my previous adventures i usually just roll out my sleeping back on the beach or in a park (out of the way of course) then pack up and leave first thing in the morning. How do the authorities feel about this? it seems like its a pretty easy going place and i know that in mostplaces this is tolerable if not legal. Also, i know there are an abundance of campgrounds there and I'm sure i'll stay in a few but my style is more drifter dude/ beach bum if you catch my drift


Be a discreet beach bum.................not close to civilization............
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