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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: ignitor
I have never purchased a piezo ignitor stove, preferring to use a mini lightmyfire striker instead, which can also be used to start a "fire" in the old fashioned way as well.

In Editor's Roundtable » Monatauk Gnat Stove Review
July 07, 8:52am

Re: actual test results?
Actual usage figures for the Monatauk Gnat and its twin brother the Go System Fly can be found at Gnat Gosystem Fly

In Editor's Roundtable » Monatauk Gnat Stove Review
June 23, 2:52am

Re: canisters
Hi Katharina, I have no doubt you can get Coleman canisters in Switzerland for example if you are in Zurich you could get them from a very i...

In GEAR » canisters in Europe?
June 15, 1:07pm

Re: what poles?
Pacer Poles are trekking poles, ULA used to sell them, but not with the new owners, more information on Pacer Poles can be found here the way that the hand grips are positioned makes them very dif...

In GEAR » Aarn Pack Mountain Magic 55 L
June 03, 1:28pm

Re: poles
I have used pacer poles for about 4 years now. No matter which Aarn pack I use the poles work well, and the carry attachments are perfect for travelling on public transport.

In GEAR » Aarn Pack Mountain Magic 55 L
June 03, 1:04pm

Re: Internal Divider
The MM does not have the internal divider

In GEAR » Aarn Pack Mountain Magic 55 L
June 03, 12:12pm

Re: Aarn Pack Mountain Magic 55 L
I own a Mountain Magic 55 as well as the Marathon Magic 33 and a Natural Balance, they are my 3 go to packs. I am using Aarn packs because of ongoing lower back problems. which seem to be reduced...

In GEAR » Aarn Pack Mountain Magic 55 L
June 03, 11:43am

Re: Clikstand has been revamped
For those interested in the clickstand, including the Ti version, there is a video as well as other information at this blog in the UK.

In GEAR » Clikstand has been revamped
April 21, 10:48pm

Re: Integral Designs Siltarp 1
Unless you consider the ID poncho (same length and width) for its multiple uses

In GEAR » Integral Designs Siltarp 1
April 16, 1:01pm

Re: Waterproofing bic mini lighter (video)
Great video Timo, and I love the music, Finnish band?

In Philosophy & Technique » Waterproofing bic mini lighter (video)
April 11, 12:39pm

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