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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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Fruit Cake
My question is. Why do so many people not like fruit cake? It is the best!! but YMMV

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Who has the fruitcake this year?
January 14, 5:06am

SHANGRI-LA 3 weights up dated
According to the Golite web site as of January 12 The weights for the Shangri-La 3 are Main Body Weight : 23 oz | 650.9 g Pole Weight: 13oz | 367.9g Stake Weight: 3oz | 84.9g Which appe...

In GEAR » 2008 Golite Shelters @
January 12, 3:31am

SMD Refuge OR Tarp Tent Squall OR GG Squall Classic
Have you considered the Gossamer Gear Squall Classic? Weight 21.4 oz. + pole = 23 oz Bath tub shaped floor Two persons $295

In GEAR » SMD Refuge (27oz) OR Tarp Tent Squall 2 (33oz)
January 06, 12:25pm

Bear Mountain, CT Report
Thanks Thomas for an excellent report. I walked over Bear Mtn Ct. whilst heading south on the AT and while there was no snow, it was cold and windy. I did not stay long. The best backpackers/hik...

In Post-Trip Reports » Mini Trip Report - Bear Mountain, CT
January 06, 7:54am

Hex 3 and Shangri La 3
The weight of a Hex 3 is 1.33 kg (47 oz) and the weight of the Shangri La 3 is 0.820 kg (29 oz) Perhaps Hex 3 users can shed some light on this difference. Looking at the GolIte website implies...

In GEAR » 2008 Golite Shelters @
January 05, 11:39am

PM me, however, the cost is only about $15 before shipping and in my view it is worth the investment. Roger

In Gear Swap » wtb: BPL UK Tarp DVD
January 02, 12:57pm

Australians ... let us rejoice?
July and Melbourne and I could be there

In GEAR » Australians ... let us rejoice?
January 02, 12:09pm

Maybe you should take a look at the BPL UK DVD that can be found here BPL UK Tarp DVD

In GEAR » Confession of a non-tarper
December 29, 12:48pm

Re More Sil Dome pics
Thanks Franco. I notice that you have used the longer Easton pegs in your second set up, but the sildome is provided with the shorter (blue) Easton pegs. It seems that the longer pegs may provid...

In GEAR » ID Sil Dome pics
December 27, 2:31pm

Rain Gear Compromise
for me it would be the OR Zealot, if I am not wearing my Montane Litespeed

In GEAR » Looking for a rain gear compromise
December 27, 12:34pm

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