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Roger B (rogerb) - BPL Lifetime Member

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About Me Mathematics and Teacher Educator been walking, on and off-track in many countries. My interest is in appreciating the outdoors, wherever I may be.
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All Forum Posts by Roger B

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Re: Busted Toe - Trip Cancelled. New 2016 MLD SoloMid plus Floor
Sorry to hear about the busted toe, hope there is a good story to go along with it. A nice shelter and personally I like the Brown colour. Good luck on the sale and all the best for a speedy reco...

In Gear Swap » Busted Toe - Trip Cancelled. New 2016 MLD SoloMid plus Floor
September 06, 10:22am

Re: Jetboil Burner weights
Not the zip burner but the sol burner, which I think is the same is 102 gram (3.6 ozs) The minimo burner weighs 128 gm (4.52 ozs) On my scales

In GEAR » Jetboil Burner weights
August 11, 11:32am

Re: Suggestions for Brecon Beacons weekender?
You should also consider asking on TrekLite in the UK, well worth joining if you are not already a member.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Suggestions for Brecon Beacons weekender?
August 03, 7:14am

Jetboil Micromo
It appears that for 2016 Jetboil will have the MicroMo, which will combines the regulated burner from the MiniMo with an 0.8 litre pot, the weight of the MicroMo is 340 gms (12 ozs) (Manufacturer...

In GEAR » Jetboil Micromo
July 17, 1:11pm

Re: Re: Niak
I like side entry shelters and it reminds me of the Macpac Microlight from many years ago, certainly a heavy shelter when compared with say the TT Notch, but with crossing poles it is more of a mou...

In GEAR » Hilleberg Tent thread
July 14, 11:13am

Hilleberg Niak
This tent looks interesting, looking forward to seeing one when they appear,

In GEAR » Hilleberg Tent thread
July 14, 10:58am

Re: Notch
A long time ago I owned a Contrail, now I own a Notch and would not even consider an end entry shelter such as the Protrail. YCMV (Your choice may vary)

In GEAR » Tarptent Thread
July 12, 11:10am

Re: SnowPeak single wall ti 450 mug fit on Esbit 3 prong ti stove?
Yes it will, but securely, no. The 450 ml mug has a diameter of about 8.6 cm. A 9.5 cm diameter pot-mug (BPL Firelite 550) is a much better fit, personally I would look for a pot that is at least 9...

In GEAR » SnowPeak single wall ti 450 mug fit on Esbit 3 prong ti stove?
June 03, 11:43am

Gear List Weight savings
Knowing you as I do, your list is pretty much minimised anyway. However, here are a some thoughts on weight reduction. The Primus stove and back up burner weight could be reduced, by replacing the ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Solo across the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Brooks Range, Alaska
April 26, 6:05am

Re: the new Insulated Static V Lite - 19.6 oz
I love my Static V insulated and have used it down to below Zero C (about 26 F), on frozen ground with a foam mat underneath. (see Why I use Klymit matresses ) In essence, I found the Static V to...

In GEAR » Klymit Static V vs Static V Insulated?
April 02, 9:43am

All Reader Reviews by Roger B

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Backpacking Light Ti Esbit stove
It took me a while to start using the stove but now it is the only stove I will use when traveling light. Its light weight coupled with the ability to use with many different pots makes this a stand o...

In Stoves - Other
September 19, 12:45pm

PossumDown Gloves (BPL Gear Shop)
In fact these gloves are so good I always "baby" them a bit, even though it is unnecessary. The gloves work well in cooler and wet weather and I use them with trekking poles in cooler condit...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
January 25, 10:31am

Mountain Laurel Designs Grace Solo .97 Spinntex
This tarp is an example of the MLD teams great workmanship coupled with excellent design. Kevin has already described the tarp correctly, so all it is left for me to say is that it is a great piece...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
January 25, 9:58am
When it came to the need to change the delivery address from local to international for an impending delivery, there was no fuss. After a couple of emails the address was changed and the products arri...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
July 16, 12:50pm

C and C Outdoors
Yes I had hoped for a great deal on their Integral designs equipment, but in the end I gave up and went elsehwere (and paid more). I wanted the gear, not the stories,

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
January 24, 4:27pm

Pentax Optio WP
The Optio WP is always in my pocket on a trip. Its lightweight and reliability ensures that I get every photo I want. Coupled with a gorilla pod it enables me to extend the range of light in which I c...

In Photography - Hiking & Backpacking Cameras
January 17, 6:45pm

Jolt Gum
For me the taste is non descript, maybe my taste buds have suffered from the coffee I drink in the Bodegas in NY. I use jolt in the afternoons when I am beginning to lose concentration, and am begi...

In Foods - Energy Bars, Gels, and Drinks
December 12, 6:56pm

Patagonia Micro Puff Pullover
My micropuff is my go to Pullover and coupled with my possum fur vest has provided me with warmth and comfort into the teens. Additionally it packs small.

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
December 09, 7:02pm

Rainy Pass (Gear Repair)
Whilst many of the readers of the site are very adept at repairing and making their own gear there are some who are not. I am one of them. As a consequence I have used Rainy Pass on 2 occasions, one t...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
December 01, 7:36pm

IBEX Wool Liner Gloves
Light, warm and solid. These are the gloves I use when it is cold and windy, they are ideally suited for use with trekking poles and even when they are damp, they help to keep your hands warm. In s...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
December 01, 7:16pm