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Jonathan Moake
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Afficinado of the outdoors
Afficinado of the outdoors

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Daytrip to Quail Island: 3rd January 2018
A wee stroll around Quail Island... I often go fr fitness walks along the Port Hills tracks and have often thought it would be fun to re visit Otamahua/Quail Island in the middle of Lyttleton Harbour. One day over the summer break I thought lets just do thi...

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Tramping Equipment: Big Agnes Copper Spur UL 1 tent
2018...a New Year, new dramas but also new opportunities... There is a very real possibility I will be made redundant from my current job in the next couple of weeks/months. That is one of the reasons I have not been tramping over the summer break. If that ...

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Tramping Equipment: Lowa Tibet GTX Boots
New tramping boots for a new year... As is my way I recently brought a new pair of boots to replace my current models which are starting to wear. I would gladly have brought a new pair of the La Sportiva Valojets I'm currently using but unfortunately they a...

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Fitness Walking: The Harry Ell Walkway, Port Hills
Walking for fitness on the Port Hills... Some time ago I posted about the routes around Christchurch I use for my fitness walking regime. I try to go for a tramp every second week over the Summer months but in the intervening weeks I usually go for a 2-3 ho...

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A couple of posts about my recent tramp along the beautiful Abel Tasman Coast Track, one of New Zealand's 'Great Walks'.

The Abel Tasman sits at the top of the South Island and is a fabulous mixture of bush and stunning golden sand beaches.

A must for visitors to New Zealand.

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Christchurch 360 Trail: A work in progress
Section walking the Christchurch 360 Trail One of the side projects I am working on at the moment is completion of the new Christchurch 360 Trail .  Panoramic view of Lyttleton Harbour from the Summit Walkway  The Christchurch 360 Trail is a long-trail j...

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Tramping Equipment: A comparison of cooking stove types
Equipment for back-country cookery: Tramping stoves  There are a variety of ways to heat water and cook food while pursuing your outdoor adventures. The most obvious is the use of an open fire but due to the environmental impact of fire this is now a discre...

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Lake Daniells Track: 28-29th November 2014
A wet overnight trip to Lake Daniells I went for a very wet trip into Lake Daniels on Friday, my original plan to go up to Arthur's Pass being scuppered by heavy rain. The Manson-Nichols Hut at the lake is a memorial hut built by the Canterbury Tramping Clu...

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You Tube videos of the Great Walks of New Zealand
The Great Walks...on video! I have stumbled across a series of You Tube videos made by some Canadian trampers who came to New Zealand to specifically tramp the Great Walks. The Milford Track 'Great Walk' video page on YouTube  What are the Great Walks? The ...
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