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Barry Cuthbert (nzbazza) - BPL Lifetime Member

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At least 8...
There is a real range of sizes and styles in the garage from the Macpac Torre for the big heavy loads and long trips down to a couple of 40 litre packs for overnights. There's a couple of exter...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How many packs do you own?
August 26, 2:26am

Your Type is INTP Strength of the preferences % Introverted 56 Intuitive 12 Thinking 75 Perceiving 78 I tried the test 4 times over the past day or so with 3 INTP results, all with fair...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » A Real Personality Profile of a Lighweight Backpacker (instead of demographic sketch)
August 21, 4:15pm

That's a really clever idea
I am impressed, such a simple but brilliant idea. I wonder if standard household fibreglass insulation would be suitable as the wick material? It's used as a wick in a standard cat stove.

In Make Your Own Gear » new alcohol stove
August 17, 7:06am

Thank you for the advice everybody. The microspikes look ideal and the reviews I've read have all been glowing. I love the screw shoes idea! I guess minimal/barefoot shoes need not apply. G...

In GEAR » Trail shoes and snow/ice
August 16, 5:26pm

Trail shoes and snow/ice
With all the snow here in Wellington, I've been running around in my trail shoes and slipping and sliding all over the place on the icy snow. I was very tempted to put on my semi rigid leather ...

In GEAR » Trail shoes and snow/ice
August 15, 10:06pm

Some mud photos
I found some photos demonstrating the proper technique and attitude required to tackle mud. These photos were from a tramp I did with my 8 yr old daughter two months ago up to Mt Holdsworth in the ...

In GEAR » Shoe set up for hiking in mud?
August 15, 6:41pm

Re: Snow in Wellington
Yeah that's a fantastic video. I've lived in the northern hill suburbs of Wellington for the past 15 years and we've had the odd snow flurry here at 150m ASL but nothing that settled...

In Chaff » Snow in Wellington
August 15, 6:16pm

Shoes and mud
I do most of my tramping in the Tararuas here in New Zealand (it's the closest mountain range to home), and they are well known for their mud. There are many different types of mud and bogs ran...

In GEAR » Shoe set up for hiking in mud?
August 14, 5:33pm

Re: BPL's Logo
When I first saw it I thought the white area looked like an elephant... what does an elephant have to do with backpacking light? It took a while to train the eyes to see the feather and the mou...

In Chaff » BPL's Logo
August 13, 1:52am

Love that mud
Thanks for the trip report. It's a beautiful place and I would love to do the trail at some stage. All that mud reminds me of the tramping I do through the bush in the Tararuas here in New Zeal...

In Post-Trip Reports » Trip report, The West Coast Trail
August 09, 4:07pm

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