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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.
My Website URLhttp://www.nielsenbrownoutdoors.com/

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All Forum Posts by Roger B

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Re: Re: Re: Unna tent
Take a look at http://thunderinthenight.blogspot.dk/2013/06/two-wheel-drive.html and https://vimeo.com/68646423 in particular around 1:30 For me if I did not have a Tarptent Moment DW I would ...

In GEAR » Lightweight tent for Scottish Highlands?
June 20, 11:14am

Re: 2.5
I do not trust the Klymit site, they state the weight of their Insulated Static V as 709 gm, the one I weighed was 803 gms. According to their EU distributor the thickness of the X wave is 1.5"...

In GEAR » Klymit Inertia X Wave
June 05, 11:41am

Re: Klymit static v
@An-D I had been thinking of doing this as well. How much did you shorten yours? and do you have any other tips re shortening?

In GEAR » Klymit Inertia X Wave
June 05, 9:13am

Re: Kovea dealer in Europe?
I purchased mine on ebay from http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/KOVEA-NEW-SPIDER-STOVE-KB-1109-CAMPING-BUTANE-GAS-STOVE-ANTI-FLARE-SYSTEM-/130866621564?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1e78422c7c ...

In GEAR » Kovea dealer in Europe?
May 21, 10:26am

Re: re: Express Spider
@DaveC I am just wondering what you use for an alcohol stove? Caldera, Clickstand, MYOG or ... I am guessing you use 1 pot for all occasions.

In GEAR » Remote Canister stove Recommendations
April 11, 1:05pm

Spriit quilt bunching
I have not experienced any bunching on my Spirit 30. Whether cinched up or laid out flat

In GEAR » MLD Quilt Owners..
March 28, 12:08pm

Re: no weights
Very impressed with your ingenuity, I agree about the poor grips on the BD poles for big hands, now investigating getting the GG grips. BTW I have the Zpoles, any tips on the "extra protrusion...

In GEAR » Removing Black Diamond Trekking Pole Grips
March 28, 9:40am

Re: Re: Re: Effect of HE pot on 300?
Roger states "the pot is shaping the flame like a splash plate." now a flat bottomed pot will provide a certain shape flame, but my guess is that a HE pot will provide different shape fla...

In Editor's Roundtable » Recent Developments in Canister Stoves
March 15, 12:47pm

Re: Effect of HE pot on 300?
This is a question I have wondered about too. Is a flat bottomed pot better than a HE pot when it comes to the FM Hornet? I do not know enough about the way the Hornet flame spreads to determine w...

In Editor's Roundtable » Recent Developments in Canister Stoves
March 15, 12:28pm

Re: kickstarter project
I have supported the polepod as well, because it seems to me that is the ideal option for those who want a tripod and not a monopod when out hiking. Lets hope it gets the funding it needs.

In GEAR » kickstarter project
February 02, 1:23pm

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

BackpackingLight.com
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