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Roger Dodger (RogerDodger) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Wess Siide
About Me lived (not tourist visited, LIVED) in 15 countries, visited half the U.S. states, and lived in 5 states.

Photo is my doppelganger.

My style is LNT, stealth, moderate comfortable light. I take all I need but in a shadow of the weight.

Tent, sleeping bag and hiking boots.
No tarp, no quilt & no trail runners.
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Re: Beginners Gear List - Nalgene
Cameron, You listed: Nalgene 32oz Bottle for 3.2 oz For reference, an empty Gatorade 64 oz bottle is 3 oz, so you get more capacity potential for the same weight. You can shave an ounce by s...

In Gear Lists » Beginners Gear List
April 23, 7:05am

Re: Re: Re: REI has the BEST customer service in my area.
In my area I have a few options, Sport Chalet, Big5, REI and *cough* Wally. My experience is that my REI store has very cool staff and constantly rated best company to work for, with very high ...

In On the Web » REI HAS THE WORST CUSTOMER SERVICE ON THE PLANET!
April 22, 8:12pm

All we are is <hoodie> in the wind
The hood on this wind hoodie loosely stays on my head. I wear a size L hat. When the weather is cold enough to use a wind hoodie, I'm also wearing a beanie. When the wind is blowing from th...

In GEAR » All we are is <hoodie> in the wind
April 19, 6:26pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: RE: I probably have Giardia.. and it's no fun :-(
re: dk The infectious disease specialist couldn't be certain, but suspected malfunctioning "valve" near the bile, because the e.coli was creating expanding gas bubbles in the bile du...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I probably have Giardia.. and it's no fun :-(
April 18, 2:49pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: RE: I probably have Giardia.. and it's no fun :-(
Well we are going off topic from Giardia to e.coli, but I disagree with the above statement that you cannot infect yourself with anything from your own body. e.coli in the same person's inte...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I probably have Giardia.. and it's no fun :-(
April 18, 1:45pm

Brownish water, tea color
I wonder how well the katadyn hiker pro pump filter will do to clear up the brown tea color. I know katadyn does not remove giardia, just thinking about color filtration. I also double treat f...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I probably have Giardia.. and it's no fun :-(
April 17, 11:00pm

REI mailer shipping bag
I often order from the REI website and pick up from the store for free shipping. The orders come in durable plastic mailer bags. White on the outside, dark grey inside. I have so many of these in v...

In Make Your Own Gear » REI mailer shipping bag
April 13, 8:54am

Re: REI coupon/dividend - what ya got?
Didn't NEED anything so I got extra ex officio underwear to wear at the office. Slowly trying to replace my cotton boxer briefs with the magic that is ex officio. Magic comes at a price.

In GEAR » REI coupon/dividend - what ya got?
April 12, 8:35am

Re: Grand Canyon down to the river
Assuming you are NOT doing rim-to-rim, and doing a same day trail bright angel trail round trip. start early pre-5AM. The photography and temps are better. The tourists and mules haven't sta...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Grand Canyon down to the river
April 10, 2:50pm

Re: Re: life
I recently have come to terms with an obvious realization that wasn't so obvious to me. My bucket wish list far exceeds my time. Common denominator is 24 hrs a day and there are about 20 to 3...

In Philosophy & Technique » How I Make a Living as an Adventurer
April 09, 12:50pm

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