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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: Tarptent Notch vs. Zpacks Hexamid Long
I concur with Dave, having used the notch for a couple of weeks in Lapland, as well as in Denmark and Sweden, I always wipe off the excess moisture, inside or out before packing it away. The remova...

In GEAR » Tarptent Notch vs. Zpacks Hexamid Long
December 02, 12:18pm

Re: LuxuryLite BigStik
Have you seen this review at BPL BTW I have never used or seen one.

In GEAR » LuxuryLite BigStik
October 18, 12:56pm

Re: Finnish Thousand Meters Round
Thanks Harri for a very interesting article on an area I have visited more than once, though mostly at the lower levels. I can well relate to the weather being rather damp having spent last summer ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Finnish Thousand Meters Round
October 02, 1:49am

Re: Things we did while mom was gone
Wishing you many more happy family times, this report is magic.

In Post-Trip Reports » Things we did while mom was gone
September 01, 11:34am

Re: Re: Waterproof zip
Not really, I have been using a tarp tent, but this winter it is more likely because I will partner it with an MLD Cricket

In Make Your Own Gear » Adding a zip to an Event Bivy.
August 12, 12:25pm

Re: Re: Re: Adding a zip to an Event Bivy.
You are correct Stephen it was Scottish Mountain Gear.

In Make Your Own Gear » Adding a zip to an Event Bivy.
August 12, 10:57am

Re: Failure
Everything fails in the end. IMHO you need to inspect your gear after every trip before you take it on the next trip to ensure that it is storm worthy. My feeling is that a Hilleberg will last quit...

In GEAR » Lightweight tent for Scottish Highlands?
June 20, 1:22pm

Re: Re: Re: Unna tent
Take a look at and in particular around 1:30 For me if I did not have a Tarptent Moment DW I would ...

In GEAR » Lightweight tent for Scottish Highlands?
June 20, 11:14am

Re: 2.5
I do not trust the Klymit site, they state the weight of their Insulated Static V as 709 gm, the one I weighed was 803 gms. According to their EU distributor the thickness of the X wave is 1.5"...

In GEAR » Klymit Inertia X Wave
June 05, 11:41am

Re: Klymit static v
@An-D I had been thinking of doing this as well. How much did you shorten yours? and do you have any other tips re shortening?

In GEAR » Klymit Inertia X Wave
June 05, 9:13am

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