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Roger B (rogerb) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Here and there
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.
My Website URLhttp://www.nielsenbrownoutdoors.com/

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All Forum Posts by Roger B

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Re: Xtherm overweight
My XTherm, made in Ireland, is 463 grams ( or 16.3 ozs) so its heavier than yours. What is normal? is a good question, as there is always some variation in manufacturing. Maybe the Irish version we...

In GEAR » Xtherm overweight
November 24, 10:51am

Re: Re: Re: Eta Lite?
Without hijacking the thread anymore. I have written about my experiences with the Eta Lite. You can find it on my blog at http://www.nielsenbrownoutdoors.com/2014/11/my-thoughts-on-primus-eta-l...

In GEAR » The New MSR Windboiler – First Look & Questions
November 15, 2:57am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Worn threads
I had the original burner as well and the threads died (on a trip :( ) fortunately I was able to get a new "Brass threaded burner" from the reseller in Denmark. To answer the OP question...

In GEAR » JetBoil Sol update?
August 19, 8:17am

Re: Re: Re: Re Weights
Mine has the framesheet and the zipper pocket inside no other pockets. It was purchased in late 2012. As for use I have used it for all my extended trips (mostly in Lapland). For short trips I d...

In GEAR » HMG Porter 4400 for most uses?
August 09, 1:24pm

Re: Re Weights
It would seem that the conversion on the HMG page is not correct (37.6 US ounces = 1066 gms) my 4400 porter weighs in at 920 gms.

In GEAR » HMG Porter 4400 for most uses?
August 09, 3:05am

Re: Hat for hot sun...
I have used the OR Seattle Sombrero on a number of occasions (in both hemispheres) and have been very pleased with its sun resistance, yes the brim does relocate itself in strong winds. But the hat...

In GEAR » Hat for hot sun...
June 24, 12:43pm

Re: Recommended walks near London UK
These two blogs may provide a starting point for trips very close to London. http://londonbackpackers.blogspot.dk/ http://hillplodder.wordpress.com/

In Pre-Trip Planning » Recommended walks near London UK
May 21, 12:13pm

Re: Re: Re: roclite 295s
I have been using the current pair of 295's for over a year now, mostly on hard trail I have done about 500 km in them and am I expecting they will last a couple of hundred yet. I always seam s...

In GEAR » roclite 295s
May 21, 4:04am

Re: I bought one!
Well done it is my go to shelter, enjoy.

In Gear Swap » WTB: Tarptent Notch
March 31, 11:19am

Re: Cut 14" off my Neo-air xtherm large
Thanks for sharing, I have been considering this mod myself. As a matter of interest, what was the final weight?

In GEAR » Cut 14" off my Neo-air xtherm large
March 05, 1:38am

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

BackpackingLight.com
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