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Barry Cuthbert (nzbazza) - BPL Lifetime Member

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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

Re: great info, thanks
No worries. You mention a couple of things I forgot to post the first time. For me the H51w has been the perfect balance between UL and functionality, and the Zebralight is very efficient wh...

In GEAR » Flashlight / Headlight recommendations
October 02, 12:22am

It's all in the codes
H = headlamp SC = side clicky switch (handheld torch) Battery type: 5X(X) eg 51 or 501 = AA battery 31 = CR123 battery 600 = 18650 Li-Ion battery (the same sort as in laptop batteries) Be...

In GEAR » Flashlight / Headlight recommendations
October 01, 4:13pm

Cactus Climbing Miklat and Macpac Kakapo 35
This pack is my do-everything pack for going to work, carrying stuff, day trips, summer overnight trips etc. Mine is now about 8 years old and will be good for another 10+ years. It is one robust p...

In GEAR » Looking for a bushwhacking day/overnight pack
September 26, 2:51pm

Re: Are there any UL or LW packs suitable for scrub?
Check out the State Of The Market Report by Roger Caffin on lightweight framed packs: I would say ...

In GEAR » Are there any UL or LW packs suitable for scrub?
September 19, 9:45pm

Inverted Canister
Does the stove operate with the gas canister inverted? It has a pre-heat tube so I'm assuming that it can. Does MSR have an official position on inverted canister operation with this stove? ...

In GEAR » The New (for 2012) Whisperlite Universal
September 06, 12:02am

Some unique and cool ideas here
Love the pack, some really cool and clever ideas and some slick construction. A fantastic collaboration.

In GEAR » Chris Zimmer creation "The Eugeneius Pack"
August 27, 10:58pm

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