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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: Best UL groundsheet? - Info needed
Definitely polycro, used it for 20 days in Lapland and even a small cut did not get worse. Tyvek, I have not had any problems (smell etc.) with Tyvek, but it is heavier.

In GEAR » Best UL groundsheet
January 06, 9:33am

FS: Fanatic Fringe Thompson Peak
Sold, thanks for looking.

In Gear Swap » FS: Fanatic Fringe Thompson Peak
January 05, 11:17am

Stephensons Warmlite 2 C tent
Sold, thanks for looking

In Gear Swap » Stephensons Warmlite 2 C tent
January 01, 8:56am

Re: Happy New Year
Mike just remember that I will always be ahead of you, as for Bud, no way. Its Tuborg or Skovlyst for me. Happy New Year to all at BPL wherever you may be.

In Chaff » Happy New Year
December 31, 11:27am

Re: Synthetic Quilt recommendations
MLD Spirit Quilt, apart from the warmth, the sizing, the design of the foot section and the quality of construction make this a standout quilt in my view.

In GEAR » Synthetic Quilt recommendations
December 24, 7:34am

Re: Is Backpack Weight Important
G'day Darcy, ex Victorian, been to Bicheno and now living in Dk., I understand where you are coming from. I have tried packs from; GG, GoLIte, McHale, MacPac, Paddy Pallin and even Flinders Ran...

In GEAR » Is Backpack Weight Important
December 06, 10:53am

Re: Laurie's books!
Both books are great, they sit on my shelf and provide inspiration for my trail meals, especially breakfasts and dinners. I need to do a lot more hiking to test all the ones I am interested in, or ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Laurie's books!
December 01, 8:34am

Re: Iceland Trip List
You may want to look at this blog (in German) but a couple of videos will give a background to summer conditions.

In Gear Lists » Iceland Trip List
November 23, 11:51pm

Re: Above the tree line shelter?
I used a Golite SL 2 in Lapland last summer with an MLD Solo inner net, it worked perfectly for me, SL2 details here I intend to use this set up again next summer in Lapland

In GEAR » Above the tree line shelter?
October 28, 12:39pm

Re: Pacer Pole User Comments ??
I have used my alloy poles for about 6 years now and they have seen a lot of hard use, after returning from my last trip in Lapland, I had to replace the tips as they were completely worn away, it ...

In GEAR » Pacer Pole User Comments ??
October 20, 5:30am

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