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Barry Cuthbert (nzbazza) - BPL Lifetime Member

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Re: GLs for Cold, Wet, and Windy Adventures
You can take a look at my gearlist, its for 3 seasons in the local mountain ranges, the Tararuas near Wellington, New Zealand. Nothing over 1600m in height but relatively rugged and muddy. Most tra...

In Gear Lists » GLs for Cold, Wet, and Windy Adventures
March 23, 6:03am

Re: routeburn milford
I agree with the Lonely Planet book as a good place to start. Also the Dept. of Conservation website for further info and booking on the great walks. Currently booking for the 2012...

In Pre-Trip Planning » New Zealand for a month
March 20, 6:22pm

Re: Shoes for canyoneering - Inov-8s?
I'm sure Roger Caffin would agree with me... Dunlop Volleys. But you can only get them in Australia

In GEAR » Shoes for canyoneering - Inov-8s?
March 15, 3:47pm

Re: re:
I would say no, crampons/microspikes/iceaxe wouldn't be needed. What snow there is, is likely to be melting/melted away with the sun/rain we've had lately, and certainly not enough to worry...

In Gear Lists » 10 Day NZ Hike
March 14, 9:21pm

Forgot to mention
You shouldn't need to purify the water anywhere along the route unless your water suply is straight out of a scummy tarn. All river/stream/hut water tank water is good to drink.

In Gear Lists » 10 Day NZ Hike
March 11, 9:53pm

What Te Araroa section?
I was wondering what route you were planning to tramp. Going by the temperature ranges and amount of up/down it sounds like the South Island, maybe the Richmond Ranges or Nelson Lakes over Waiau Pa...

In Gear Lists » 10 Day NZ Hike
March 11, 4:04am

Re: Re wet again and fleece.
Mike said: "Everything you are wearing is wet. Continuous rain, even as you pitch your tent/shelter/tarp. You set up your tent, and crawl inside. Your sleeping bag/quilt is dry, because you ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Field Testing Air Permeable Waterproof-Breathable Fabric Technologies – Part 2: Are There Detectable Differences Under Real World Backpacking Conditions?
October 29, 1:34am

Spicy wallpaper paste
An university tramping club trip deep in the Southern Alps over Easter 1994. It had been a long hard day and the three of us arrive at the knee-deep snow coated campsite late in the evening at the ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Worst backcountry meal ever?
October 25, 4:21am

Re: comparison 51w and 51c
I believe that the H51w M2 level at 7 lm is a typo, should be 17 lm. I've compared several other lights with known lumen outputs with the M2 level of the H51w to form this view. The basic pr...

In GEAR » Flashlight / Headlight recommendations
October 02, 3:01pm

double post

In GEAR » Flashlight / Headlight recommendations
October 02, 12:23am

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