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Macpac Olympus
Good to see the workhouse of New Zealand tents getting a mention, mine has saved my butt more than than a few times on some dodgy exposed tentsite above the bushline.

In Editor's Roundtable » Tunnel Tents Tutorial and State of the Market Report - Part 1: Definition and Pitching
April 10, 4:01pm

Re: Exped Synmat UL
Exped Synmat UL7 short and a pillow on my pack works really well for me. I've used a 3 season prolite and CCF previously and have always been uncomfortable.

In GEAR » Sleep pad for side sleepers.
April 09, 1:29pm

Re: emergency whistle sounds just like a bird call ...
A youth SAR group in New Zealand did some testing on whistles to determine which were the best (and worst) in dense New Zealand bush. Some interesting results were noted. The Storm Whistle followed...

In Philosophy & Technique » emergency whistle sounds just like a bird call ...
March 29, 2:26pm

Re: Montieths Beer
As an university student in Christchurch 20 years ago I would only drink Montheith's Black back when it was produced by the Greymouth brewery only. It's still one my beer's of choice now.

In Pre-Trip Planning » New Zealand for a month
March 23, 6:05am

Re: GLs for Cold, Wet, and Windy Adventures
You can take a look at my gearlist, its for 3 seasons in the local mountain ranges, the Tararuas near Wellington, New Zealand. Nothing over 1600m in height but relatively rugged and muddy. Most tra...

In Gear Lists » GLs for Cold, Wet, and Windy Adventures
March 23, 6:03am

Re: routeburn milford
I agree with the Lonely Planet book as a good place to start. Also the Dept. of Conservation website for further info and booking on the great walks. www.doc.govt.nz. Currently booking for the 2012...

In Pre-Trip Planning » New Zealand for a month
March 20, 6:22pm

Re: Shoes for canyoneering - Inov-8s?
I'm sure Roger Caffin would agree with me... Dunlop Volleys. But you can only get them in Australia

In GEAR » Shoes for canyoneering - Inov-8s?
March 15, 3:47pm

Re: re:
I would say no, crampons/microspikes/iceaxe wouldn't be needed. What snow there is, is likely to be melting/melted away with the sun/rain we've had lately, and certainly not enough to worry...

In Gear Lists » 10 Day NZ Hike
March 14, 9:21pm

Forgot to mention
You shouldn't need to purify the water anywhere along the route unless your water suply is straight out of a scummy tarn. All river/stream/hut water tank water is good to drink.

In Gear Lists » 10 Day NZ Hike
March 11, 9:53pm

What Te Araroa section?
I was wondering what route you were planning to tramp. Going by the temperature ranges and amount of up/down it sounds like the South Island, maybe the Richmond Ranges or Nelson Lakes over Waiau Pa...

In Gear Lists » 10 Day NZ Hike
March 11, 4:04am

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