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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: MLD Pot w/ Esbit
Agree completely with Lynn, Esbit the fuel for use with a Caldera. Rubbing the base of the pot on grass, sand, soil removes most of the gunk. The rest is removed at home. Esbit has less issues with...

In GEAR » School me... Alcohol Stoves
December 15, 1:23pm

Re: Re: European Parks
In Denmark it is also camp where you are told and no where else, though I have never seen a park ranger (not even sure if they exist). In Sweden it is All mans rights which basically means you can...

In Chaff » Who's land is it anyway?
December 14, 1:06pm

Re: Re: Macpac Daypack
Nice looking pack Tony, we need to hear more about how it works (or will it work) for an overnighter.

In GEAR » Macpac news (tents)
December 10, 11:21am

Re: Re: Macpac news (tents)
Neve was ahead of its time, and you can not buy a WM Pod. Lets hope that the groundswell of requests from BPL results in a rethink on the part of Macpac, or WM.

In GEAR » Macpac news (tents)
December 10, 11:19am

Re: Re : Tarp users- how do you pack it
Agree completely with Mike, mesh pockets are the go. A stuff sack may be a useful addition, however, I prefer not to use a stuff sack.

In GEAR » Tarp users- how do you pack it
December 01, 11:42am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Caldera Compact vs Original
But as the 2 photos show, for the MLD 850 mug, Lynn's suggestion will also work.

In GEAR » Caldera Compact vs Original
November 29, 12:31pm

Re: Wool=Base layer or insulation layer
I would see 320 as a mid layer, under which you could use a 180 merino base layer or the BPL merino such as Merino long sleeve shirt I personally prefer merino base layers to synthetic but YMMV

In GEAR » Wool=Base layer or insulation layer
November 29, 9:55am

Re: Caldera Compact vs Original
Whilst not directly answering your question, Michael, you will find a lot of information on the Caldera and the compact at this blog address. No hard numbers, but the Compact is not quite as effic...

In GEAR » Caldera Compact vs Original
November 23, 7:39am

Re: RBH Vapor Barrier tops and pants
Original prices reduced, will consider reasonable offers.

In Gear Swap » RBH Vapor Barrier clothing
November 18, 11:23am

RBH Vapor Barrier clothing
I purchased the three items in December 2006 for use in winter in the White Mountains. The tops were used for one trip only and the pants were never used in the field. I now live in Europe and wou...

In Gear Swap » RBH Vapor Barrier clothing
November 14, 12:13pm

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