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Barry Cuthbert (nzbazza) - BPL Premium Member

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My take...
Dysfunctional is a pretty strong term but at least it has generated some interesting and lively debate, and it's "forced" me to add my own 2c. Obviously there is no perfect pack desig...

In GEAR » Dysfunctional Pack Design :)
June 20, 5:47pm

Go Supercat...
+1 on the Supercat stove - 1 can, 1 hole punch and 5 minutes and you have a working highly efficient alcohol stove. Zenstoves.net has a hole template that you can print off for perfect hole placeme...

In GEAR » What's a easy to make but efficient alcohol stove?
June 20, 5:29pm

Another method...
Stand with the pack against your feet with the panel that goes against your back facing outwards and hold the shoulder straps. Then with a mighty heave (not so mighty if UL!!!) lift the pack up and...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Not THAT heavy
June 08, 4:46pm

Another blog of a Te Araroa trip with lots of cool pics I found online. Cookie also has previously thru-hiked the CDT and offers some insights between the two trails. nickyandcookie.com

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Te Araroa - The Long Pathway - New Zealand
June 06, 4:34am

double post

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Te Araroa - The Long Pathway - New Zealand
June 06, 3:25am

Sea to Summit Long Handled Al Spoon
Is my choice. The kids use the sporks now.

In GEAR » Plastic spork vs Ti spork ?
April 26, 6:07pm

What tracks are you thinking of doing while you are in NZ? All the Great Walks tracks and some others would be perfectly fine wearing lightweight footwear. I don't know about the conditions in Oz.

In GEAR » Tramping in NZ and Oz
April 19, 10:06pm

New Zealand Techniques
Here in New Zealand it is practically given that you will be rained upon while hiking, regardless of the weather forecast. Usually with the rain comes wind and cooler temperatures that create a pot...

In Philosophy & Technique » Dealing with an all-day spring deluge
April 19, 6:10pm

Suffix codes: none = standard beam profile with a hotspot for throw and seeing into the distance and a fairly wide spill for wide angle vision at close range. IMO the most versatile beam profile a...

In GEAR » Which H51 headlamp?
April 18, 2:41pm

New Zealand links
Wellington is a great place to go tramping. A ton of day, weekend and longer trips are available within 4 hrs drive. Some popular places are the Tararuas, which were the birthplace of recreational ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » new in New Zealand
April 18, 3:53am

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