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Roger B (rogerb) - BPL Lifetime Member

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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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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

White blaze fever
You may want to try

March 22, 11:17am

Hi Slavenya The Montane Lite speed is exactly what you describe, pertex, with a hood and a full zip. Suppliers in the USA may be a problem. But if you contact Montane at

In GEAR » Windshirt Philosophy
March 05, 2:09pm

MLD Grace Duo Spinntex .97
I have the Grace Solo .97 Spinntex and having used it along the east coast of Denmark I was very happy with the tight pitch which stayed tight all night even with considerable moisture in the air a...

In GEAR » MLD Grace Duo Spinntex .97
March 02, 10:19am

Stop Complicating Things
OK I will bite Your system is? And why is it better than something else?

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How light is light enough?
February 28, 10:37am

Big Backpack
Sorry slavenya I do not agree, McHale will send a backpack anywhere, however, he is also concerned about the fit, so if you live outside the USA you will get a quality pack, that fits you, takes ti...

In GEAR » Big Light Backpack
February 28, 10:11am

McHale would make you a big enough pack that would carry such a load and could include all sorts of special pockets to sort the items. He may even add a mirror.

In GEAR » First trip with new wife- what sleep system? also gear list for 6 days in Glacier
February 28, 5:15am

Jay Hams article on seam sealing
Jay Hams excellent article on. seam sealing

In Make Your Own Gear » seam sealling silnylon questions
February 28, 2:42am

First trip with new wife
Before anything else I would suggest a short trip 1 or 2 nights to give her time to get a sense of what it is like to carry a pack and camp out etc. However, if you have done that then lightweight...

In GEAR » First trip with new wife- what sleep system? also gear list for 6 days in Glacier
February 26, 11:39am

William's saddle NZ
Beautiful photos, thanks for sharing. NZ is a very special place. What camera were you using?

In Photo Gallery » William's saddle NZ
February 25, 2:54pm

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