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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: Tyvek Classic
Lighthiker on his blog posted this web page (in Germany) which may be of use to you Johann Tyvek Clothing The name of the products can be found by searching for Tony

In GEAR » Tyvek v Silinylon
September 16, 6:46am

Re: Sub-four oz. carbon fiber tripod
Not only is the tripod a great design, but the stream photo is fantastic. Whilst Franco's info on ISO, Aperture, shutter speed is succinct, useful and timely Thanks

In Photography » Sub-four oz. carbon fiber tripod
September 08, 8:55am

Re: Bivy and Tarp
Thanks It looks like I will be making a small tarp with some silnylon I have. Many thanks Roger

In GEAR » Bivy and Tarp
September 08, 7:50am

Bivy and Tarp
I am devoted to my Integral Designs Event Bivys (Unishelter and Micro bivy). However, there are times, especially in Denmark, where a little extra rain protection may be useful, especially when get...

In GEAR » Bivy and Tarp
September 07, 12:22pm

Re: John Muir Trail fastpack
Mark, well done, for me my family is also the most important part of my life. Can you give us a brief overview of your gear? And more importantly what would you change (or not take next time).

In Post-Trip Reports » John Muir Trail fastpack
September 07, 12:09pm

Re: Chrome Test
Hi Mike I take it then you signed the agreement which allows Google to know everything. And you do not own a Mac.

In User Test Forum » Chrome Test
September 07, 10:37am

Re: silicon cover the surface of water
Very smart thanks Yukio Now searching for the silicone sheets in Europe.

In Make Your Own Gear » silicon cover the surface of water
September 07, 9:47am

Re: online resources for bivy camping
Thanks Mike. had seen your plans before but had forgotten them, now all I need is some spinnaker in a subdued colour.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » online resources for bivy camping?
September 01, 8:28am

Re: Thanks! Gatewood as Daytrip-shelter for kids
Gustav a great photo (of the cape and sleeping children) and one that demonstrates how we can use gear for more than it was originally designed for.

In GEAR » Advice on light, bugproof tent for 2-3 person use above treeline
September 01, 7:04am

Re: Advice on light, bugproof tent for 2-3 person use above treeline
Hi Gustav whilst not exactly a family tent my wife and I have used the Black Diamond Beta Light in Denmark, Sweden and Norway and we are very happy with it. The Bug liner ensures the bugs are kept ...

In GEAR » Advice on light, bugproof tent for 2-3 person use above treeline
August 31, 12:50pm

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