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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: My 15lb Gear List
Which pocket towel? The weight of the Pocket Towel is 1.5 ozs, not 4.3 or did you include the carry case? However, the Packtowl UltraLiteā„¢ from MSR is only 0.7 ozs according to their website ...

In Gear Lists » My 15lb Gear List
October 31, 11:52am

Re: Warmest beanie and balaclava?
Possum Fur beanies have always been the warmest for me. Not seen a possum fur balaclava though. The warmest balaclava I have used is the Nunatak Down Balaclava

In GEAR » Warmest beanie and balaclava?
October 25, 10:47am

Re: image test
Wow that is a lot of flame, what is in there?

In User Test Forum » image test
October 04, 10:59am

Re: Re: Are you sure its a 2008 Shangri- La?
I own a sage green Shangri La 3. They do exist, here in Europe at least.

In Gear Swap » 2008 golite shangri la 3 (new hex 3)
October 04, 3:55am

Re: GoLite Ion in Europe
Backpackinglight UK sell them and I have always had exceptional service from them.

In GEAR » Golite ion to Finland Europe?
September 30, 10:43am

Re: Re: Thanks for the info
A wonderful photo and a wonderful mountain, thanks for the reminder. And there are some great campsites below if I recall correctly.

In GEAR » Western Mountaineering: mf or dryloft
September 26, 7:32am

Similar experience
I remember Mt Anton well, was there in the early 90's, in April, we had a large storm come through, all the tents were buried in 2 feet of snow. Had to bail out down to Guthega, wading though d...

In Editor's Roundtable » When Things Go Wrong
September 24, 7:16am

Re: Re:eVent bivvy as primary shelter
Mike have you seen the Rab Super Light Bivi? It is certainly light and Rab makes quality gear. I wondered how it would compare to your ID all event bivy apart from weight? Thanks

In GEAR » eVent bivy as primary shelter
September 20, 11:58am

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

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