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Barry Cuthbert (nzbazza) - BPL Lifetime Member

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Excellent Tip!!!
The weekend's coming up, off to try it. Thanks for sharing.

In Make Your Own Gear » Headache and Heartache For Opening ( tiny/small/medium/large/XL/SL) beer cans ?
July 25, 11:02pm

Re: DIY gels. Cause, really, we all want to be chemical engineers.
My favourite DIY gelled alcohol: Mix ethanol with a calcium acetate solution. A couple of recipes here: The following instructions and measurements are from...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » California Fire Restrictions
July 03, 7:58pm

Cactus Dupergaiters are my favourite bombproof gaitors for bush/alpine bashing in New Zealand These gaitors are robust!! They guard against all sorts of brush and spiky plants, not to mention rock and snow/i...

In GEAR » Buswhacking gaiters.
July 01, 1:15am

Re: The more things change, the more they stay the same
Article available here:

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » July 1982 Issue of Backpacker Magazine - Superlight Revolution
June 21, 4:54pm

The more things change, the more they stay the same
Thanks Ken for forwarding on the article, it was a very interesting read. What particularly struck me was that 30 years ago the gear solutions for going lighter are pretty much the same as we h...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » July 1982 Issue of Backpacker Magazine - Superlight Revolution
June 21, 4:51pm

Free option
Cut the bottom 5-6cm off a plastic 2 litre milk bottle.

In GEAR » Ultralight Bowl?
June 06, 3:49pm

Re: Tasmania / South Island NZ
Hi Andrew, Some other trips in the Fiordland/Aspiring well worth considering: - Rees-Dart with a side trip to Cascade Saddle - Hollyford Track - Dusky Track -Stewart Island is also pretty c...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Tasmania / South Island NZ
May 20, 5:10pm

Re: 3 Passes Route (extended version), Arthurs Pass, New Zealand
Loved your trip report, having done the 3 passes trip a couple of times when I was a student in Christchurch, it brought back a lot of fun memories. Now that I'm living in the North Island, I m...

In Post-Trip Reports » 3 Passes (extended version) Route, Arthurs Pass, New Zealand
April 02, 4:47pm

Re: Great 70-90L Pack for Extended Traveling?
check out the following pack on gear swap, large numbers of New Zealanders travelling overseas for extended backpacking trips would use one of these packs:

In GEAR » Great Pack for Traveling?
February 28, 3:24pm

Roger Caffin
Our favourite Mod Roger Caffin uses a MYOG external frame pack that weighs under 1kg (~2.2lb). He has even has a page showing his design

In GEAR » External Frame Packs?
February 25, 3:34pm

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