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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: Scrabble--Hexamid
Change the rules, or get the updated version of Scrabble : )

In Other Activities » Scrabble--Hexamid
February 20, 1:37pm

Re: Stove Rip Off
The outdoors magic article claims it to be a Danish company, I actually think they are german.

In GEAR » Stove Rip Off
February 19, 11:39am

Re: Stove Rip Off
I assume it is a Tibetan stove available in many places in Europe e.g. here

In GEAR » Stove Rip Off
February 19, 11:01am

Re: SUL "Crampons"
Thanks Miguel for an ingenious idea, will have to try it out. Off to buy some women's nylon stockings.

In Make Your Own Gear » Lightweight "Crampons"
February 13, 7:13am

Re: Re: Ultra-light Tripod redux
I also use a vpod, goes on every trip with me and is the best option available for the best price in this part of the world in my view. Check out Amazon UK as they had good prices a while ago.

In Photography » Ultralight Tripod
February 11, 12:08pm

Re: Esbits: How to maximize fuel efficiency?
For me it is either wood or Esbit and that is why I use TiTri Caldera. this coming week I will be in Sweden, with my Gram Cracker and Ti Tri Inferno for a BPL 550 pot (but using and MLD 850). It g...

In GEAR » Esbits: How to maximize fuel efficiency?
February 09, 11:08am

Re: shipping fuel
Interesting, I have received Esbit Fuel tablets which were posted internationally. However, the information does not say what can be checked in for international flights. BTW in Australia th...

In GEAR » air travel with a backpacker stove
February 05, 11:37am

Re: Caldera Inferno, Mug Size?
I have played a lot with Calderas and infernos. See Caldera Stoves My preference is the MLD 850 pot and Caldera, it provides plenty of volume for cooking and a cone with inferno can be packed ...

In GEAR » Caldera Inferno, Mug Size?
February 04, 10:08am

Re: Help Identify This Stove
Looks like a Whitebox stove

In GEAR » Help Identify This Stove
February 04, 6:12am

Re: 3,06 oz. ikea woodstove
Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best, what a great idea. Well done.

In Make Your Own Gear » 3,06 oz. ikea woodstove
December 26, 1:52am

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