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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: Inov-8 TerraShank vs. MetaShank
I use the Terroc 330 (terra shank) and the 370/390 (meta shank) the meta shank provides a "stiffer sole" that is does not twist as much as the terra shank does. For long distance walking ...

In GEAR » Inov-8 TerraShank vs. MetaShank
April 24, 12:04pm

Re: Scotland in May: Gear for the Cape Wrath Trail
Hi Matt Have you listened to the set of podcasts at Outdoors Cape Wraith Trail Scroll down

In GEAR » Scotland in May: Gear for the Cape Wrath Trail
April 23, 11:51am

Re: Shangri La 2 Half Inner Mesh Tent
I have been using a MLD Solo inner net with a BD Betalight and it works fine, I run a cord between the two poles and then connect the inner net to it. Miguel, you may also want to look at the new S...

In GEAR » Shangri La 2 Half Inner Mesh Tent
April 21, 12:37pm

Re: Katabatic Bristlecone bivy
I have used a neo air and a poe Peak Elite AC without any problems ( I am a side sleeper)

In GEAR » Which bivy?
April 16, 12:04pm

Re: Interview with Mike Clelland
A more important question. Where is Addie? She has been around forever, but now seems to have disappeared.

In Editor's Roundtable » Interview with Mike Clelland!
April 15, 1:27pm

Re: Komperdell Trekking poles, any good?
I have had my REI peak UL poles since they were first released in 2006 (or thereabouts) and they are still working well. I live in europe these days and Komperdell sells the same poles under the n...

In Gear Deals » Komperdell Trekking poles, any good?
April 13, 1:20pm

Re: Golite Shangri La 3 as duomid.
Fascinating, I like your thinking, provides another dimension to the SL 3. One question are you using the current model (3 vents) or the previous model (2 vents)?

In GEAR » Golite Shangri La 3 as duomid.
March 29, 8:49am

Re: Re: New Tarptent Website
And an excellent photo it is.

In GEAR » New Tarptent Website
March 13, 10:01am

Re: ion
Mike love the look of your ion, I can feel a modification coming on.

In GEAR » Need Pics of Modified Ions. Please.
March 07, 10:53am

Re: Sweden
Jacob if you end up in the south of sweden take a look at Skåneleden I have several trip reports here

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Summer 2011 Norway/Sweden
March 07, 10:00am

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