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Barry Cuthbert (nzbazza) - BPL Lifetime Member

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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

My kids experience
I can't speak to Yosemite, being here in New Zealand. My kids, 12 year daughter and 9 year son use only trail runners for tramping here on all sorts of rough and ready unformed muddy and slippe...

In GEAR » boots of trail runners for 11 year old.
May 29, 3:23am

another option
Gossamer Gear Rukus Main body is 30 litres + 10 litres in exterior pockets, 330g, $65 I can vouch for the Cactus Miklat, I've had one as a daily carry for a few years now.

In GEAR » 30l pack recommendations with some extra requirements?
May 14, 11:23pm

Jeremy, That's an outstanding MYOG report on a great looking tent. I doubt my wife would be so understanding to lose the dining table to a tramping project for a month. Also have a virtua...

In Editor's Roundtable » Making a 2-man Cuben Fiber Tent
April 28, 11:41pm

An epic trip and a great read, thanks for sharing it.

In Editor's Roundtable » Solo across the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Brooks Range, Alaska
April 22, 8:35pm

My guess
A plastic supermarket bag?

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Not nearly STUPID enough! Sub 1oz Pack?
April 22, 2:10pm

River Crossing Techniques
In New Zealand, if there is no track to walk along. following a river/stream is often the easiest/only feasible route along a valley due to the topography and the thick bush. Invariably you are cro...

In Philosophy & Technique » Crossings
April 13, 5:45pm

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