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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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Mountain Laurel Designs Duo Shelter
and the Black Diamond Betalight, which I love, and now I can go even lighter. I wonder if there will a bugnet as well?

In GEAR » Mountain Laurel Designs Duo Shelter
October 29, 3:10am

America's Cup
Rick when did America last win the cup?

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben Fiber Corp Acquired by North Sails
October 24, 12:18pm

Tent in the Arthurs
It was a Sierra Designs Expedition Dome tent (I think) there was 3 of us so the weight was spread between all 3. From what I can tell this tent is no longer available, though similar tents are made...

In GEAR » BD Lighthouse in wet conditions
October 23, 3:18am

Hi Andrew Have you considered the Hilleberg Akto, you will probably need to import it, but it is light, waterproof, roomy and would work well in SW Tassie where as you say it rains a lot. In...

In GEAR » BD Lighthouse in wet conditions
October 23, 2:59am

Quilt Headgear
Possum Down Hat for cold weather Nunatak Down Balaclava for really cold weather

In GEAR » Quilt users - headgear?
October 15, 12:58pm

G'day Andy As an aussie, based in New York, I have sectioned hike the AT. Firstly be aware that stealth or wild camping on the AT is not allowed in many sections of the trail. I am yet to se...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » AT, CDT or PCT?
October 12, 3:11am

I agree with Mark regarding the Zealot, however, for me who rarely uses a poncho the OR Zealot allows me to carry a lightweight jacket along with my windshirt. Most of the time I wear the windshirt...

In GEAR » OR Zealot vs MtnHardware Quark vs BMW Spinlite Poncho
October 03, 11:09am

Hooded Windshirt
For me I would use a Montane Lite Speed combined with a Cocoon UL 60 Hoody for warmth and function. If you are heading to colder climates then take a look at the Nunatak Skaha Plus.

In GEAR » Time to buy a windshirt--hooded or no hood?
October 01, 4:53pm

Inov8 318
Are available at Zombie Runner and at innov8 website I...

In GEAR » Which Innov 8?
September 25, 7:16pm

Bivy Option
I originally had a bivy with no side zip and paid to have one added. As for the floor as the previous writer mentioned, it depends on where you use it, but for me heavier floor is worth its weight.

In GEAR » Bivy help
September 24, 9:23am

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