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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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Gossamer Gear Gorilla
Here are two links that you may find useful. Nielsenbrown Gossamer Gear Gorilla Gossamer Gorilla

In GEAR » UL Pack Questions
November 13, 11:40am

Re: Ryan Jordan pack bag?
It is the BPL Arctic Dry Bag (I think) an old link is here

In GEAR » Ryan Jordan pack bag?
November 11, 1:24pm

Re: What ONLINE mapping software do you use?
MacGPS pro, none better.

In Philosophy & Technique » What ONLINE mapping software do you use?
November 05, 11:25am

Re: Haglof?
I have a Haglöfs Oz Pullover, and whilst it has not seen a lot of use in wet weather, I found it the ideal compliment to my Litespeed for 3 season use. For winter it is Paramo.

In GEAR » lightest waterproof shell
November 01, 7:00am

Re: New Integral Designs website
They also have an interesting shelter called the SilTunnel shelter maybe not an UL shelter but an interesting development. I see the wedge is a bivy, only 24" high, I think I will stick to my ...

In GEAR » New Integral Designs website
October 30, 2:31pm

Re: 24: Garnet Mountain Forest Service Lookout, Montana
Excellent Ryan, having spent a number of years taking young persons into the outdoors my feelings and experiences completely resonate with yours. Thanks

In Editor's Roundtable » 24: Garnet Mountain Forest Service Lookout, Montana
October 21, 11:55am

Re: Old issues of Backpacker are online.
What is really interesting is looking at the old advertisements, do you have or have used what was advertised in backpacker 10, 20, 30 years ago? My answer is to somethings yes but mostly no. ...

In On the Web » Old issues of Backpacker are online.
October 17, 2:05pm

Re: WTB: Gossamer Gear Gorilla
Hi Tom I assume you received my PM Roger

In Gear Swap » WTB: Gossamer Gear Gorilla
October 14, 12:59pm

Re: Backpacking in Europe
Maybe you should consider joining Youth Hostels (YHA) or the equivalent in the USA try Youth Hostel International this will give you cheaper access to many places in Europe. By the way what do you...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Backpacking in Europe
October 09, 10:55am

Re: ORICASOFU mag cup
Nice, a milk carton is always easy to find. Many thanks Yukio

In Make Your Own Gear » ultralight cup and bowl
October 05, 1:39pm

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