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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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For me it is the MSR litelifter, they are reliable and grip well.

In GEAR » looking for an ul pot lifter
April 04, 2:07am

OR Zealot
I have a Zealot and have used it with a peak cap. My biggest concern is the breathability as a result I prefer to use a poncho and a wind shirt. However, it is a great coat and one I carry when ...

In GEAR » Non adjustable hoods on UL rainjackets
April 01, 10:21am

Macpac yes
Well it seems so, now to check out the physical locations. Their new website is up at MACPAC and they suggest links in many countries.

In GEAR » Macpac no more?
March 29, 12:02pm

Thom BD one shot
I like my one shot, its the lack of a vestibule that is a concern for me. Do I need a vestibule? Probably not given that I am happy to use an Integral Designs Bivy.

In GEAR » Gossamer Gear "The One"
March 29, 11:18am

Sigma DP1
Thanks Franco, yep I read the papers and your comments certainly had me smiling this morning.

In Photography » DP1--not dead yet
March 27, 12:53am

Franco SP1
Thanks Franco, for the reminder of my home town, now if I could just remember the name of the passage in the photo. There are a number of wonderful passages in Melbourne as there are in many other ...

In Photography » DP1--not dead yet
March 26, 3:09pm

FS MLD Soul Side Zip Bivy with Event top
No longer available Thanks for looking

In Gear Swap » FS MLD Soul Side Zip Bivy with Event top
March 25, 1:01pm

Re: bivibag intriguing
Understand fully your reluctance to provide lots of information given that it is a prototype. It sounds like a great idea, is the bivi made out of a breathable fabric? If so then I assume you n...

In Gear Lists » Gear list 14 day hike, two resupplies
March 24, 12:46pm

bivibag intriguing
I like your gear list and am intrigued about your bivibag. Is the bivi home made or is it an off the shelf bivi? Are you using a pad for a frame? If so how is it secured in the "pack" ...

In Gear Lists » Gear list 14 day hike, two resupplies
March 24, 11:26am

Akto link
The search in Google from Denmark does bring up However, the link is (I think)

In GEAR » atko modifications
March 24, 12:26am

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