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Barry Cuthbert (nzbazza) - BPL Lifetime Member

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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

Re: Map & compass
Always carry map and compass, and sometimes a GPS. The compass only gets used off track, the GPS is usually only used for altitude rather position , and the map is looked at often.

In GEAR » Map & compass
June 15, 12:25am

Re: Re: Gear inspection needed
Well let's hope that we never get to the point of DOC checking everybodys pack before going tramping. One of best things about tramping in new zealand is the relative freedom we have. Access to...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » US students survive 9 days in New Zealand bush
June 14, 5:39am

Re: Re: US students survive 9 days in New Zealand bush
Couple of other links:

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » US students survive 9 days in New Zealand bush
June 12, 6:47pm

New Zealand track times
There has been an interesting article recently about how times along hiking tracks have been determined by DOC (the government department responsible for conserving the New Zealand's National P...

In Philosophy & Technique » Distance : miles or time ?
June 10, 10:43pm

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