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Barry Cuthbert (nzbazza) - BPL Lifetime Member

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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

Does anyone have the Backpacker July 1982 Superlight Revolution article?
I just tried to download the backpacker article from Mediafire, but the article has gone. Google Books has a large number of Backpacker issues but not the July 82 edition. Could someone please e...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » July 1982 Issue of Backpacker Magazine - Superlight Revolution
February 19, 4:07pm

Re: Re: How many folk backpack all year round.
Yes all year round. Where I live in New Zealand allows me to choose snow free trips by staying low or tramping higher to the bushline and above for a walk in the snow. The New Zealand tramping hut ...

In Chaff » How many folk backpack all year round.
October 01, 5:54pm

OT: kiwifruit wine
"Are there wines made from kiwi juice? I'll ask my winemaker friend up here next time I see him." Yes, kiwifruit wine has been made in New Zealand for quite some time, for at least...

In GEAR » blended butane failure
October 01, 5:08pm

Some trips to consider
I agree with what Lynn says , except for the bit about the North Island :) (since I live there). For fantastic moderate tramping check out the Great Walks, although booking is often required (f...

In Pre-Trip Planning » New Zealan or bust!
September 30, 4:56pm

New Zealand
Tell us what you are interested in, how long, what time of year etc, and I'll come up with some good suggestions for you. UL trip to NZ by Alan Dixon, one of the founders of BPL http://ad...

In Pre-Trip Planning » New Zealan or bust!
September 18, 1:22am

rugby education
We've been educating them ozzies on the rugby field for quite some time now... it's a shame they a bit slow on the uptake ;-)

In Gear Lists » Educate this guy...
August 27, 12:58am

Educate this guy...
Came across the link below on Gizmodo about The Ultimate Backpacking Outfit. It looks to me that this guy needs an education on how to lighten up. The Ultimate Backpacking Outfit

In Gear Lists » Educate this guy...
August 26, 10:56pm

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