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Barry Cuthbert (nzbazza) - BPL Lifetime Member

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My kids experience
I can't speak to Yosemite, being here in New Zealand. My kids, 12 year daughter and 9 year son use only trail runners for tramping here on all sorts of rough and ready unformed muddy and slippe...

In GEAR » boots of trail runners for 11 year old.
May 29, 3:23am

another option
Gossamer Gear Rukus Main body is 30 litres + 10 litres in exterior pockets, 330g, $65 I can vouch for the Cactus Miklat, I've had one as a daily carry for a few years now.

In GEAR » 30l pack recommendations with some extra requirements?
May 14, 11:23pm

Jeremy, That's an outstanding MYOG report on a great looking tent. I doubt my wife would be so understanding to lose the dining table to a tramping project for a month. Also have a virtua...

In Editor's Roundtable » Making a 2-man Cuben Fiber Tent
April 28, 11:41pm

An epic trip and a great read, thanks for sharing it.

In Editor's Roundtable » Solo across the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Brooks Range, Alaska
April 22, 8:35pm

My guess
A plastic supermarket bag?

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Not nearly STUPID enough! Sub 1oz Pack?
April 22, 2:10pm

River Crossing Techniques
In New Zealand, if there is no track to walk along. following a river/stream is often the easiest/only feasible route along a valley due to the topography and the thick bush. Invariably you are cro...

In Philosophy & Technique » Crossings
April 13, 5:45pm

Looks like you had a fantastic trip!
Peter, thanks for the write up. The Richmond Range/Nelson Lakes sections would be my favourite sections of the TA for both scenery and the tramping (along with my local Tararuas and the Tongari...

In Post-Trip Reports » Te Araroa - NZ South Island
February 18, 5:17pm

New Zealand tramping
I go away for a long weekend tramping in the mountains and a thread about NZ starts while I'm away. Always happy to help out with info on tramping in New Zealand. This link leads to a pos...

In Pre-Trip Planning » New Zealand! Need suggestions
February 09, 3:27am

Saucony Xodus 3.0
The Saucony Xodus 3.0 has been remarkably robust and grippy for me in those conditions while tramping in New Zealand. It has a really thick and chunky vibram sole for a trail runner, and is compara...

In GEAR » Best UL Hiker for mud, wet roots / boardwalks, and wet rocks
January 22, 1:58pm

Re: UL ideas that Died

In GEAR » UL ideas that Died
January 21, 4:02am

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