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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: FS: MLD Trailstar
Hi Andy I am just slow in responding : ) Roger

In Gear Swap » FS: MLD Trailstar
March 06, 5:21am

FS: MLD Trailstar
SOLD Thanks for looking

In Gear Swap » FS: MLD Trailstar
March 06, 3:54am

Re: Europeans here - what brands for shoes/packs?
If you are in Germany take a look at the following trekking-lite-store and Bergzeit Both provide excellent service and a wide range of well known brands.

In GEAR » Europeans here - what brands for shoes/packs?
March 06, 3:38am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Howabout silk shirts?
Agreed google Translate (even in my limited Danish) is funny. I don't use the poisons either, last year when hiking from Björkliden to Kilipsjärvi I used Prevent ( a pyrethrin based product) ...

In GEAR » Suggest me some UL mosquito proof shirt with long sleeves
March 04, 12:47pm

Re: bugs at peak
A web search will find many CO2 traps for mosquitos, I have no idea if they work or not.

In GEAR » perimeter netting vs bug bivy
March 04, 12:20pm

Re: Re: Re: Howabout silk shirts?
Thanks Petri No I do not understand Finnish, but Google Translate is always a good start : ) But as I am heading to Lapland for 3 weeks in July the issue of mosquitos (which I have seen first...

In GEAR » Suggest me some UL mosquito proof shirt with long sleeves
March 04, 12:09pm

I read that Co2 attracts mossies and that CO2 rises, thus a pyramid will have higher concentrations of CO2 at the top and mossies are therefore thinking that the human is at the top of the pyramid ...

In GEAR » perimeter netting vs bug bivy
March 04, 11:45am

Re: Howabout silk shirts?
I have used silkshirts, and I assume it is the light colour that may make them bugfree, I would love to know more about silk shirts and bugs can you send me the finnish link?

In GEAR » Suggest me some UL mosquito proof shirt with long sleeves
March 04, 11:30am

Re: WTB: Trailstar
PM sent

In Gear Swap » WTB: Trailstar
March 03, 12:44am

Re: Trip Report: 2010 Teton Crest Expedition
Excellent video, love the music with it and such a diverse range of gear used, I would be interested in hearing about each hikers main gear items. Also intrigued by the trekking poles/non poles cho...

In Editor's Roundtable » Trip Report: 2010 Teton Crest Expedition
February 23, 11:37am

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