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Barry Cuthbert (nzbazza) - BPL Lifetime Member

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Re: Hexadome
"This flex design seems to me more a case of trying to make the flexible poles fit the design of the Duplex rather than making the most of the poles by having 2 longer continuous poles that cr...

In GEAR » New zpacks tent
August 23, 10:50pm

I wish Zpacks would hurry up and sell that Hexadome tent they were prototyping a few years ago. This flex design seems to me more a case of trying to make the flexible poles fit the design of th...

In GEAR » New zpacks tent
August 23, 4:07pm

Re: Re: New Zealand classic
"but if you want bomb-proof, go for the Macpac Olympus. Arguably the best commercial tunnel tent on the market" I was going to suggest the Olympus (and have had more than enough first ...

In GEAR » 2-person tent suggestions for PNW alpine conditions
August 13, 8:15pm

New Zealand classic
The Macpac Minaret is a classic alpine 2 person tent here in New Zealand. Not UL at 2.1kg but very robust and strong for the weight though.

In GEAR » 2-person tent suggestions for PNW alpine conditions
August 13, 5:56pm

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

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