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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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McHale Merkebeiner
I was looking at Dan McHale's website and came across his new day/overnight/ lightweight pack. Hmmm. May need to get another pack, especially as I feel it will fulfil a need for a lightweight f...

In GEAR » McHale Merkebeiner
December 30, 11:01am

Re: SubLite SilNylon in the Snow
John that is dedication, I assume you are standing outside and letting the snow fall around you, taking photos every 5 minutes

In GEAR » SubLite SilNylon in the Snow
December 19, 10:51am

Re: Re: Re: English Lake District
Thanks Roger, great campsite especially with the Gatewood Cape. It amazing the functionality that you can get on a "phone" (if that is what it should be called) these days.

In Photo Gallery » English Lake District
December 14, 5:17am

Re: Trail Running Shoes for Wide feet?
New Balance definitely.

In GEAR » Trail Running Shoes for Wide feet?
December 14, 2:56am

Origin of names
This thread got me thinking what are the origins of terms such as Bivvy, bothy, tent, poncho rucksack etc. Maybe we should have a history forum at BPL. I do wonder if many of the terms have a B...

In Chaff » Great Products - Dump names
December 13, 11:36am

Re: English Lake District
Great photos, and I love Leeds as a city. Were you over nighting and if so what gear did you use? Unfortunately in Denmark the biggest ascent is 482 feet.

In Photo Gallery » English Lake District
December 13, 11:27am

Re: Contrail in the wind
The contrail looks great, as does the commodore, Pajero and Discovery. I really need to spend more time in Oz. By the way Franco what is the grey "?" at the top RH corner of the third ...

In GEAR » Contrail in the wind
December 13, 11:20am

Re: First Sub-10 Trip
Well done a nice and simple overnight trip something many of us do and as you have shown it is easy to get a very light pack for such a trip. I also like that you used a 5 by 9 tarp as I think that...

In Post-Trip Reports » First Sub-10 Trip
December 13, 10:31am

Re: Homemade Esbit Stoves
No problems Evan. I am intending to use a Gram cracker from Trail designs as my preferred Esbit stove in the coming months.

In GEAR » Homemade Esbit Stoves
December 12, 11:06am

Re: Homemade Esbit Stoves
You may want to look at Esbit Stove and then go to the pdf file named Colin Ibbotson's Esbit Stove design (PDF).

In GEAR » Homemade Esbit Stoves
December 11, 9:55am

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