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Barry Cuthbert (nzbazza) - BPL Lifetime Member

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New UL Macpac Packs from New Zealand
Macpac, a gear manufacturer from New Zealand mostly known for producing pretty much bombproof gear has released two new packs that break the mold somewhat and would be useful as UL packs. The Am...

In GEAR » New UL Macpac Packs from New Zealand
November 12, 7:14pm

Sandflies
Sandflies are daytime attackers, when it gets dark they stop biting. Things that make sandflies worse: high humidity, especially prior to rain arriving (quite reliable method of weather forecas...

In Gear Lists » Te Araroa - NZ South Island
November 12, 2:37pm

Gas vs alcohol
"With a gas stove weighing under 1 oz that can boil and simmer, why would you use an alcohol stove?" It was a bit of a throw-away line but I should add some context to it. I use a Snow...

In GEAR » 25gram canister stove? Brs-3000t. Is this the new lightest canister stove?
November 12, 5:01am

Re: Te Araroa - NZ South Island
Looks good to me. The only thing I didn't see was insect repellent, perhaps you are relying on clothing, which is usually what I do as well except when it's too warm to wear long clothing (...

In Gear Lists » Te Araroa - NZ South Island
November 12, 4:28am

Re: Blimey
"The spec says: ' 60% titanium alloy, 10% copper,20% stainless steel" So what's the other 10%? Helium? Makes the Fire-Maple Hornet stove look positively overweight. With ...

In GEAR » 25gram canister stove? Brs-3000t. Is this the new lightest canister stove?
November 10, 1:48am

Exped Synmat UL7
I've gone from CCF mats to Thermarest Prolite self-inflating mats to a Exped Synmat UL7 2 years ago. I won't sleep on anything else now.

In GEAR » Pad Help - Uncomfortable nights
November 06, 2:18pm

Sandflies and mosquitoes
How could I forget about mentioning the sandflies (the only animal worth being worried about in the NZ bush - the true apex predators!) http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/sandflies-and-mosquitoes/page-...

In Pre-Trip Planning » New Zealand South Island, December
October 29, 4:09pm

Monster
According to Outside magazine, Cheryl Strayed still has some of the gear she used on her trip along the PCT, and it appears the movie production crew made an effort to be authentic. It is a huge...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 2
October 22, 3:42pm

Re: New Zealand South Island, December
Some quick answers to your questions, Is December too early? We'd start at the N end of the island. - I think that your time frame is fine, there is not likely to be much snow around and th...

In Pre-Trip Planning » New Zealand South Island, December
October 07, 3:19pm

Re: Re: Buff as a pillowcase
A buff is a stretchy seamless tube made from polyester/lycra. It can be used and worn in multitude of ways. http://www.buffwear.com/ Protip: Do NOT go to buff.com!!!!

In Editor's Roundtable » Gear Guide: Ultralight Inflatable Pillows
October 01, 3:24pm

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