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Barry Cuthbert (nzbazza) - BPL Lifetime Member

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All Forum Posts by Barry Cuthbert

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Shoes and mud
I do most of my tramping in the Tararuas here in New Zealand (it's the closest mountain range to home), and they are well known for their mud. There are many different types of mud and bogs ran...

In GEAR » Shoe set up for hiking in mud?
August 14, 5:33pm

Re: BPL's Logo
When I first saw it I thought the white area looked like an elephant... what does an elephant have to do with backpacking light? It took a while to train the eyes to see the feather and the mou...

In Chaff » BPL's Logo
August 13, 1:52am

Love that mud
Thanks for the trip report. It's a beautiful place and I would love to do the trail at some stage. All that mud reminds me of the tramping I do through the bush in the Tararuas here in New Zeal...

In Post-Trip Reports » Trip report, The West Coast Trail
August 09, 4:07pm

Re: Windpro 2
Thanks. The swivel would fix the most annoying issue when trying to use the current windpro with an inverted canister; the twist in the fuel line that threatens to tip over the stove when it doesn&...

In GEAR » New Stoves from MSR
August 04, 6:53pm

Windpro revised?
I've heard that the Windpro has been upgraded/revised to officially allow inverted cannister use. Does anyone have any further information on this?

In GEAR » New Stoves from MSR
August 04, 6:36pm

New Zealand
Going through your questions... My favourite time for tramping in NZ is autumn, not as hot as summer, the weather generally is fairly stable and the days are still long enough but really each se...

In GEAR » What would Frodo do? : New Zealand Spring/ Summer
July 27, 5:24am

Sunhat
My tatty dog-eared sunhat that is at least 20 years old and has been on every trip I've done since. It still does its core roles of keeping the sun, rain and sweat off my face superbly. I'd...

In GEAR » Favorite piece of gear?
July 17, 12:45am

Discussed in this article
Become a member or buy access to this article published last week. http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/frameless_backpacks_sotm_part2b_2011.html Will Rietveld discusses t...

In GEAR » Best Support for a Frameless Pack
July 06, 9:47pm

Mont Bell Ultralight Dome
http://iclimb.co.nz/tents.htm http://webshop.montbell.jp/goods/disp.php?product_id=1122376 Edited highlights from website: The Ultralight Dome is a 2-person hiking tent weighing 865 grams. Th...

In GEAR » Ultlalight 2 person tents
July 05, 5:37am

Etrex H
I agree with Mike W, Etrex H is the way to go, and is the GPS I use. While I use it for waypoints and so on, I mostly use the gps for altitude (to determine location on a topo map) rather than a gr...

In GEAR » Please recommend a bare-bones but quality GPS
July 04, 5:12pm

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