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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: MM 55 pics
Great pictures Jeremy, I find the matrix mesh mesh very comfortable. Sorry to hear that your trip was affected by rain, I can assure you that the MM 55 is waterproof having used it on a number of w...

In GEAR » Aarn Pack Mountain Magic 55 L
October 24, 2:44am

Re: winter shoes
Have you considered the Salomon Speedcross 2, they have a very grippy sole.

In GEAR » winter shoes
October 23, 7:39am

Re: Re: salomons
I removed the soft inner soles and replaced them with firmer inner soles similar to superfeet. This has worked for me, YMMV.

In GEAR » Knee Pain - Trail Runners
October 23, 5:44am

Re: MM55 Hipbelt
The waistbelt on the Mountain Magic 55 has a single buckle at the front but 2 straps in a "V" shape going back to the frame. The pockets are also attached to another strap connected abov...

In GEAR » Aarn Pack Mountain Magic 55 L
October 23, 5:39am

Re: Winter Bivy Sack Suggestions
I was in the Whites in summer but the weather was still challenging at times. I would recommend the ID all eVent Micro Bivy, it is roomy and WTB. I doubt if there is anything better available. I ha...

In GEAR » Winter Bivy Sack Suggestions
October 22, 11:11am

Re: Bushbuddy / Ti-Tri Inferno
I do not see the complexity of parts in the Ti Tri a challenge, there are only 2 cones and 2 pieces of mesh, which depending on your setup either pack into the pot or the caddy. To me the choice is...

In GEAR » Bushbuddy -vs- Ti-Tri Inferno
October 16, 7:07am

Re: Aluminum Caldera
All weights using my scales For the BPL 550/500 pots the weights for the: cone in Titanium 34 gms cone in Aluminium (original without reinforced join) 27 gms A BPL 550 pot with lid (no han...

In GEAR » Aluminum Caldera
October 16, 6:48am

Re: Re:Bivvy and condensation
Mike I agree completely, full eVent bivy means less (or no) condensation. Interestingly when using an ID Unishelter with a MLD Grace Solo I had a lot of condensation on the tarp, which I assume mea...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Bivvy Sack Blues -- The Case of the Condensation
October 15, 12:17pm

Re: Still Available at Wild Things
Thanks Chris, I have the Wild Things Epic Hooded and non Hooded windshirts, they make great gear. It seems that they are changing. Did they change owner?

In Gear Deals » Still Available at Wild Things
October 15, 12:12pm

Re: Bivvy Sack Blues -- The Case of the Condensation
I have never used a Goretex Bivy sack, but have used an eVent one in varying conditions, high humidity, low humidity, down to -10 C (14F) and have only experienced a little condensation around the ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Bivvy Sack Blues -- The Case of the Condensation
October 15, 1:14am

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