February 2016

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Table of Contents, February 2016

25 Wet wedding in the Eglinton
For this tramping couple, a wedding in Fiordland represents what they love most: the great outdoors

32 Fit in 15 minutes
How to keep your New Year’s resolution and get tramping fit in just 15 minutes

36 The life list
Our pick of the best of everything in the New Zealand outdoors


20 Hokitika’s prettiest destination
Mungo Hut, West Coast

22 See more
Four locations to see the attractive, and often large, totara tree


4 Editorial

5 Pigeon post
Letters to the editor

6 Last weekend
What did you get up to last weekend?

8 Walkshorts
News from the wild

12 Wilderness word

14 Wild people
Meet Geoff Spearpoint, a legendary tramper, writer and tireless volunteer

16 Bird spotting
The curious, inquisitive tomtit

18 Photo school
How to take compelling portraits

24 Wild comment
The ‘cargo cult’ thinking behind the proposed Wangapeka Road

28 Off the beaten track
The Gillespie Pass Circuit runs through the heart of magnificent Mt Aspiring National Park

70 Out there
Learning to fly – our correspondent wades into the world of fly fishing

72 Hotshot
Sefton Bivouac, Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park

The Manual
Trips, skills, health, gear

60 Skills and cuisine
How to use walking poles
Find north using two stones and stick
How tea tree leaves can cure a troubled tummy
Avoiding rip currents
Sesame honey slice energy bar

62 Wild review
Compact binoculars from Bushnell and Swarovski

63 First look review
MSR’s newest lightweight two-person tent and Exped’s lightest three-season sleeping mat

64 Gear news
The latest in outdoor gear news, trends and innovations

65 Buyer’s guide
65 Compasses (and how to use them)
67 Outdoor watches and mapping software