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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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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

Re: Pacerpoles and the Shangri La 3 question
I use pacer poles with a MLD Duomid, in the same way as in your photo, and I am quite happy with it as it provides sufficient tension, I have tried the other way with handles on the ground and have...

In GEAR » Pacerpoles and the Shangri La 3 question
April 10, 1:20pm

Re: Re: aarn packs and packas
Having just used an Aarn Natural Balance with the included Waterproof Dri-liners in a 2 hour long wind driven deluge I would have to say I agree completely with Lynn, using Aarns waterproof liners,...

In GEAR » aarn packs and packas
March 29, 1:23pm

FS: McHale Merkebeiner Pack
SOLD: Merkebeiner The quality of McHale packs needs no introduction, they are well designed and well constructed packs and are custom made to the purchasers back length. This pack is for sale be...

In Gear Swap » FS: McHale Merkebeiner Pack
March 20, 9:08am

SOLD: Caldera

In Gear Swap » Caldera Ti Tri inferno for MSR 850
March 14, 7:26am

Others who have a Monk Tarp may be able to give a better suggestion, for tarping I carry a selection of lengths, something like 4 pieces 0.5 m long and 4 pieces 1 m long, though it does depend on t...

March 10, 2:18pm

Re: Shots of the Week: March 5 - March 11
A short and cold trip in Sweden

In Photo Gallery » Shots of the Week: March 5 - March 11
March 07, 5:41am

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