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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.
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All Forum Posts by Roger B

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Re: Re: Golite Ressurection. Jinkies, Shaggy.
Hang on, I live in Denmark, and apart from an upcoming election things seem okay and certainly there is no odour as I type this message.

In GEAR » Golite Ressurection. Jinkies, Shaggy.
March 24, 1:32pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Andrew Skurka - Core Clothing
Richard, I can always rely on you to provide scientific data when any discussion about clothing appears on BPL, and I continue to be grateful for this. So it would seem on my next trip north to ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Andrew Skurka - Core Clothing
March 24, 1:29pm

Re: Tarps pushed to the limit - tell us your stories
I assume you have read Tarp in inclement conditions?

In GEAR » Tarps pushed to the limit - tell us your stories
February 03, 9:24am

Re: Shelter help needed
Mids or tarp tents seems to be what you are considering. Mids: MLD or HMG, I prefer HMG because I can get a closer pitch to the ground. Tarptents (not cuben) then look at Henry's offering...

In GEAR » Shelter help needed
January 09, 12:28pm

Re: Tarptent Stratospire 1 specs
The length of the inner according to my measurements is 215 cm (85 inches) you can see my review of the Stratospire compared to the Notch with my measurements and weights etc. at http://nielsenbrow...

In GEAR » Tarptent Stratospire 1 specs
January 09, 5:14am

Re: Re: evernew vs platypus
I agree with everything stated by John. Evernew for me.

In GEAR » evernew vs platypus
December 31, 9:52am

Re: seam sealing?
It needs seam sealing, unless you have asked Henry to seam seal it when you ordered it from Tarptent.

In Gear Deals » Tarptent Notch
December 30, 9:01am

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

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

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