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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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ID Cape
John My interest is in the rain cape. It has a lot of potential but I am interested to hear of your experiences in a day of humid/rain on the LT, which I suspect you had on your thru last year. ...

In Gear Lists » Summer Sub 3# Base - Sub 4# 3 season
February 01, 10:44am

Floor Saver
I do not use a floor saver very often, either with a bivy or a tent. Bur when I do it is a sheet of Tyvek, may be a little heavier than a GG polycro ground sheet but I prefer it, especially once it...

In GEAR » Floor Saver
January 31, 12:54pm

Pinnacle why?
I am intrigued, given your write up at why are you selling your Pinnacle?

In Gear Swap » FS: Golite Pinnacle + REI Roadster
January 25, 10:16am

Re: Keeping water from freezing during winter
Wide mouth Nalgene bottles, in my pack, in my tent/bivy have been my solution.

In GEAR » Keeping water from freezing during winter
January 22, 9:15am

Contrail 08
Franco is the weight the same?

In GEAR » Tarptent Contrail 08
January 22, 1:28am

fuel bottles
Try Brasslite for the fuel bottles you describe

In GEAR » alcohol fuel bottles
January 17, 9:37am

Re: Alchohol Stove Advise Needed
I have seen meals such as you describe cooked on Trangia stoves where it is much easier to control the flame, but simple pepsi can stoves are less controllable and therefore you are more likely to ...

In GEAR » Alchohol Stove Advise Needed
January 14, 6:45am

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

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