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Barry Cuthbert (nzbazza) - BPL Lifetime Member

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Re: New Zealand form October to December
Some notes about the typical weather you might encounter during spring in NZ. Firstly the weather is quite changable. Weather forecasts are rarely accurate beyond 3 days. You're right in that i...

In Gear Lists » New Zealand form October to December
September 03, 5:30pm

Robic fabric
I wonder if it is the same Robic fabric that SMD use for their new packs?

In GEAR » Gossamer Gear updating pack fabrics
August 04, 11:25pm

Mac n cheese n bacon
Once you've sorted out the cheese, just add bacon to make it even better.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Mac N cheese
June 26, 8:00pm

New Zealand-Te Araroa Trail
Just to update some of the stuff Gary noted about New Zealand and some other info about NZ/TA: There are no brown recluse spiders in NZ. There are only two poisonous spiders in NZ, the native Ka...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Year long trip - Wonderland Trail --> Arizona Trail --> Te Araroa ---> CDT
May 22, 7:01pm

Re: Hate to admit it but this is my troop I'm trying to go light..
It that a pack mule in the middle of the photo hauling a ton of gear as well...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » the opposite of ultralight
May 08, 11:34pm

Re: Possibly unusual headlamp question
I think that there are two ways of looking at this. The first is as you say a headlamp with an even number of batteries. Given your red/night vision requirement, I would suggest the Fenix HL30 w...

In GEAR » Possibly unusual headlamp question
March 31, 3:32pm

Re: Backpacking rugby player or rugby playing backpacker?
As someone who has played rugby and tramped in New Zealand, I much prefer to be a rugby playing tramper. Still, some of my best mates and life's biggest lessons have come out of playing rugby a...

In Chaff » Backpacking rugby player or rugby playing backpacker?
March 04, 8:45pm

Rubber burns really well
10cm (4") lengths of bike inner tube work really well. Waterproof, non-sticky, light easily, burn hot, hard to blow out, cheap (free) no preparation required. Perfect for getting fire started ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Vaseline-soaked Cotton Balls
February 12, 2:53pm

wool wash works well
Rub a small drop of laundry wool wash onto both sides of the lenses to form a thin film and allow to dry. I find this reduces fogging in wet and foggy/misty conditions. Wool wash works because i...

In GEAR » Glasses...
January 15, 3:33pm

BPL article I agree with Malto in minimising the clothing getting wet and preventing chafing....

In Philosophy & Technique » Pearls for backpacking in the rain
December 01, 4:23pm

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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