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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.
My Website URLhttp://www.nielsenbrownoutdoors.com/

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All Forum Posts by Roger B

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Why I use poles
Mike I use poles exactly for the reasons you mention. Specifically down hill, my knees ain't what they used to be and I find the support provided helps to relieve the strain on my knees at t...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Trekking Poles – I need advice… or convincing…
November 22, 12:59pm

Pumpkin Pie
Is there a UL recipe for pumpkin pie?

In Chaff » Happy Thanksgiving
November 22, 12:51pm

Cozies
Well done, I am now off to find these mats in Denmark so I can replace my own well used, but tired, cozies. Plumbers tape will then be the next challenge to find. Thanks

In Make Your Own Gear » Closed cell foam cozies
November 22, 12:49pm

Pentax Optio Protective Sleeve?
Crumpler I use a Crumpler Neoprene Camera Case. Compact like the camera and provides easy access.

In Photography » Pentax Optio Protective Sleeve?
November 15, 11:19am

Windshirt w/ Pit zips Why?
I wonder why you ask the question? But I suppose it depends on the windshirt, I use a Montane Lightspeed with a full zip so if I need to, I unzip the front. I have never felt too hot in a winds...

In GEAR » Windshirt w/ Pit zips
November 13, 10:31am

eVent
Roger You stated that > Is it really that breathable? eVent? Nope, not really. Whilst I am not necessarily a convert to eVent, I am more impressed with it than with Goretex (which I di...

In GEAR » Help me shed some weight!
November 10, 11:33am

tent stuff
I prefer to stuff the tent as it seems to take up less room. I use a spin sack from Thru Hiker to save a bit of weight as well.

In GEAR » Tent Folding
November 08, 12:34pm

Fyrestorm Ti
Hi John and John I assume you have read BPL review of Fyrestorm Stove

In GEAR » Coleman Fyrestorm Ti Stove
November 08, 12:31pm

Ziplock
As I am in Europe, I have not been able to find Ziplock containers. Thus my original question. Once again thanks for all the tips, I will look for similar containers to the Zip Lock

In GEAR » How do you pack a Caldera
November 08, 8:55am

Caldera Thanks
After considering the suggestions I realized that my answer was sitting on the shelf in front of me. 2 stubby holders. These are used to keep drinks warm or cold and will serve as multiple use, pho...

In GEAR » How do you pack a Caldera
November 07, 7:19am

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

BackpackingLight.com
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