Subscribe Contribute Advertise Facebook Twitter Instagram Forums Newsletter

BPL Community Profile

Barry Cuthbert (nzbazza) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale New Zealand
About Me Barry Cuthbert has not added a biography yet.
My PDF Gear ListNew Zealand 3 Season

You cannot send this user a personal message (PM) because they have not specified a PM email address yet.

All Forum Posts by Barry Cuthbert

Showing 81 - 90 of 167 | Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17


Forum » Thread

Re: Partridge in a Pear Tree
The tree is multi-use of course... fruit as food and the wood could be used as fuel or arranged into a shelter

In GEAR » Where are the lightweight backpackers? Not on the JMT...
August 22, 2:59am

Consider the HMG Porter It appears to offer what you are looking for.

In GEAR » Advice on Backpack: Crown VC 60 vs 2012 Mariposa
July 24, 3:44pm

Re: Any Kiwi readers who can provide advice for Tongariro and NZ in Sept.
Certainly anything up on the three mountains Ruapehu, Tongariro, Ngauruhoe, the alpine crossing (which is part of the round the mountain walk) is going to require iceaxe and crampons. Spring snow i...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Any Kiwi readers who can provide advice for Tongariro and NZ in Sept.
July 23, 5:11pm

Re: Spread Sheet for Sleeping Bags Under 3 lb.
Updated the spreadsheet with some Macpac sleeping bags from New Zealand. Fabric used is Pertex Quantum, down is rated at 800+ fillpower (European rating, which tends to rate down lower than the US ...

In GEAR » Spread Sheet for Sleeping Bags Under 3 lb.
July 10, 4:18pm

Re: You know that your gear is light enough when...
your gear list costs $100 per oz... and you spent $500/oz to get the gear list to that point.

In GEAR » You know that your gear is light enough when...
July 09, 3:22pm

Macpac Olympus
It doesn't meet the cost and weight criteria but is robustly designed for VERY wet and windy environments. Read Roger Caffin's tunnel tent SOTM review for this tent from a couple of months ...

In GEAR » Tricky shelter situation help please
July 07, 9:01pm

Macpac Cascade
The prototype was Ed Staffords's pack for his 800+ day expedition walking the Amazon from source to sea. Ed talking about the pack: link to pack: htt...

In GEAR » expeditition backpacks
July 05, 3:07pm

Have a fantastic trip!!
And I take it if that we don't hear from you by mid Sept we are to raise the alarm and send out the search parties...

In Pre-Trip Planning » I'm off for a couple of months
June 26, 4:58pm

Re: Pack exterior configuration
The pack below is my current choice as an everyday/day tramp/UL overnight pack. Cactus Climbing Miklat 35-40 litres. I've added elastic cord between the compression straps across the back, a...

In GEAR » Pack exterior configuration
June 24, 11:40pm

Re: Re: Re: Map & compass
A lot of the tramping I do is climbing or descending steep bush-clad ridges to/from the ranges above the bushline. I know what ridge I'm on and its far easier for me to determine my position on...

In GEAR » Map & compass
June 15, 2:48am

All Reader Reviews by Barry Cuthbert

Showing 1 - 2 of 2 | Page: 1



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