• Unlucky you – they are a really nice addition to the trophy cabinet. Perhaps they have stopped doing it. I trekked 2 years ago now.

  • If you are trekking with Kokodatrekking they supply you with a hand carved pole that is just the right size. My advice is to spend the money to get some decent poles if you want to take your own. I prefer a single staff and hike with a Leki Sierra which also acts as a Monopod. http://www.trekandtravel.com.au/product2.aspx?id=1075Gaiters – Simple…[Read more]

  • QUOTE(jltheage @ 12 Aug 2009, 02:35 PM) [snapback]9985[/snapback]Hello,I am a journalist with The Age and am interested in people's views on this plane crash. As Mrs Moo said (who seems to be an experienced trekker) is this occurance just a rarity that shouldn't put people off trekking?Are people planning on trekking in the future concerned about…[Read more]

  • jafa replied to the topic Longing To Return in the forum Introduction 13 years, 7 months ago

    At the moment I am doing bits of the bibbulmun (overnight stuff) and am working up to some week long walks. I really want to get back and do another Kokoda trip in the next few years.

  • jafa replied to the topic Camping Hammock in the forum Introduction 13 years, 7 months ago

    Perhaps – but sleeping in a tent is pretty much the same when it comes to separation. I would urge people that might be interested to try and lend one first. It can take a little getting used to in terms of sleeping positions.

  • No – it's about the size of two cans end to end (I pulled mine out to take a look). You only need blow them half way up as that is the most comfortable with regards to hardness. It only takes maybe 15 good breaths and is as easy as a balloon.No problems with getting them back into the stuff sack. Personally if I where to get one again I would get…[Read more]

  • No – it's about the size of two cans end to end (I pulled mine out to take a look). You only need blow them half way up as that is the most comfortable with regards to hardness. It only takes maybe 15 good breaths and is as easy as a balloon.No problems with getting them back into the stuff sack. Personally if I where to get one again I would get…[Read more]

  • QUOTEJust 'ok' is not going to cut it out there on Kokoda thoughI beg to differ – If you can complete the tasks you say you have then you are fit enough. I would work on endurance.Consider this – It is unlikely that it will be anywhere near the temps you are training in whilst on the track. Most of the time you are under the jungle canopy and it…[Read more]

  • jafa replied to the topic Camping Hammock in the forum Introduction 13 years, 7 months ago

    Thought I would bump this as I now have some experience with camping hammocks (Hennessy Deluxe). I would have no hesitation taking one next time. The comfort level is far superior to tenting and these hammocks will easily survive the rain storms. The only considerations will be pack storage (just throw it in with porters gear). You might need to…[Read more]

  • Hi fluppy – last time I went I took one of these http://www.gogogear.com.au/shopexd.asp?id=1829 – quite comfortable and came with a repair kit. Packs down to around the size of a coke can.Next time I will simply take my Hennessy Hammock and leave the mat.

  • Hi fluppy – last time I went I took one of these http://www.gogogear.com.au/shopexd.asp?id=1829 – quite comfortable and came with a repair kit. Packs down to around the size of a coke can.Next time I will simply take my Hennessy Hammock and leave the mat.

  • 5 liters is alot of water to be carrying. I would ditch the 2 one liter containers and maybe carry a 600ml external for mixing (Tang – Gatorade – whatever) . There is plenty of water to be had on the trek. You generally carry everything you might need during the day including your food pack.(PS – Whatever you do – don't put anything other than…[Read more]

  • jafa replied to the topic Gateway Hotel in the forum Trek Preparation 14 years, 1 month ago

    Is it close to walk – yep. Would I – not a chance in hell.The hotel has a bus that runs pretty constantly. I got in at 12.30 am and was at the hotel about half an hour later.

  • jafa replied to the topic Porters in the forum Introduction 14 years, 6 months ago

    I did the track last october and carried my own. I plan to do it again in a years time in the opposite direction. I will definitely opt for a porter the next time around.

  • jafa replied to the topic Camping Hammock in the forum Introduction 14 years, 9 months ago

    QUOTE(austin @ 6 Nov 2007, 02:00 AM) [snapback]5923[/snapback]Jafa, how did you go mate, I had an absolute excellent time and would do it again in a heart beat. Although i found it difficult (carrying my own pack) I never gave in and was so proud of my achievements when i finally reached Kokoda !! I loved going through all the villages (Menari…[Read more]

  • jafa replied to the topic Camping Hammock in the forum Introduction 14 years, 9 months ago

    The only time you might get cold is up around 1900. Half the time you will sleep in a long house (mattress and pillow) and the camping areas are generally cleared.I`ve just come back and it was stinking hot in the open. Jan-Feb would probably be unbearable.

  • jafa replied to the topic Comfort Inn in the forum Trek Preparation 14 years, 9 months ago

    The Comfort inn is quite a way from the airport – not sure if they do a shuttle like the Gateway. The Gateway is a good choice – It`s central to the Airport and also pretty close to the Cemetery dependant on which way you are trekking.

  • Not sure I would bother with the staminade – it gets a little sickening after a while. Something like tang would have been better.+1 for hiring the porter. I carried my own (with some help in places) and reckon I wasted the last few days struggling when I should have been enjoying the surrounds.

  • Probably 200 kina in fives will be enough. Everything cost 5 kina – Coke – Solo – Pineapple – Banana bunch. You`ll go nuts in the Kokoda store if thats the way your heading. tongue.gif There is an ATM behind immigration at the Airport and they will change money at the hotel (but they will give you 50`s)

  • Not strict no. I`d be careful with the P Forte without a prescription though. Pay your Visa – get out of my face type stuff.

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