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Barry Cuthbert (nzbazza) - BPL Lifetime Member

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Anish attempting the AT self-supported record
It looks like Heather "Anish" Anderson, current holder of the PCT self-supported FKT is attempting to break the AT self-supported FKT currently held by Matt Kirk at 58d9h40m. Announce...

In Speed Hiking and Fastpacking » Anish attempting the AT self-supported record
August 11, 11:20pm

So true
An excellent diagram!!! I could tick off so many of the milestones. A similar graph charting money spent on gear vs. number of items stored in the gear locker vs. packweight would also provide s...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » The Evolution of Packweight for a Typical BPL'er ... warning, not serious at all
August 09, 4:26pm

A family tramp into the Rimutakas New Zealand
My daughter wrote up a trip she and I did recently as part of the family group of the tramping club we belong to. A great weekend away with her and some lasting memories. Trip report here

In Post-Trip Reports » A family tramp into the Rimutakas New Zealand
August 05, 11:11pm

Re: Montbell breeze dry-tec bivy
Great idea to use a waterproof bivy as a pack liner, I hadn't seen that been done before. It means one less thing to carry, perfect UL thinking.

In GEAR » Waterproof Bivy or Tarp + lightweight Bivy?
August 05, 3:08pm

Re: Re: Hiking down steep inclines
"Very long slope in the mountains - 500 m maybe. Pouring rain. Solid grass. Not a lot of traction. Fastest descent you have seen (outside of a good couloir): bum-slide the whole distance!&q...

In Philosophy & Technique » Hiking down steep inclines
July 21, 4:19pm

Re: Re: Re: BRS-3000 field performance
"> 25g stove vs 3,000g dinner :^) One BRS-3000T cooking for NINE people? That's a bit epic!" Yeah it wasn't the ideal situation and not one I would wish to repeat, but som...

In Editor's Roundtable » BRS-3000T stove Spotlite Review
July 19, 11:22pm

Re: Hiking down steep inclines
All good advice in that previous thread. The descents in the PNW sound similar to those here in New Zealand. I like to use the rapid small steps technique, I sort of crouch a little lower so that t...

In Philosophy & Technique » Hiking down steep inclines
July 19, 10:59pm

Re: BRS-3000 field performance
The BRS-3000 does have its limits. Last weekend I was with a party of 9 where someone forgot to bring the white spirits for the MSR. I had brought my BRS-3000 primarily to boil water for myself...

In Editor's Roundtable » BRS-3000T stove Spotlite Review
July 19, 5:24pm

Saucony Xodus trail runners
I've had good success with Saucony Xodus 3 trail runners in New Zealand on mixed tracks with loose rock or scree, mud and leaves and rivers. The shoes have a rock plate, 4mm drop and have be...

In GEAR » Trail runner with approach shoe grip?
July 15, 4:17am

my view
I'd reiterate what's been said above, and add you will need a robust rainwear solution that handles wind-driven rain, and solid bug protection from sandflies using both repellent and long ...

In Gear Lists » NZ Gear List for December
May 31, 3:06am

All Reader Reviews by Barry Cuthbert

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SnowPeak 900
I have the ti version, weighs 155g on my scales, 105g sans lid. Perfect size billy for me when going solo and SP Gigapower stove and gas canister fit neatly inside the billy. I replaced the lid wit...

In Cookware - Titanium
July 28, 6:51pm

Sea to Summit Alpha Light Spoon
I have the long-handled version - ideal for eating out of bags or stirring in pots. As others have noted the shape of the spoon is great for the last bit of food out of the corners. Sometimes I wish t...

In Cookware - Other
July 28, 6:42pm