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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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FS ID eVent Bivy and SMD Wild Oasis
SOLD ID eVent Crysallis Bivy SOLD SOLD Six Moon Designs Wild Oasis (New with Tags) SOLD Thanks for looking

In Gear Swap » FS ID eVent Bivy and SMD Wild Oasis
September 19, 5:32am

Re: Smartwool Hoody really a base layer replacement; Balaclava
I would never leave my possum fur hat behind, but I may consider changing my smart wool hoody for a power stretch one.

In GEAR » The best clothing combinations for backpacking or hiking?
September 12, 1:24pm

Hoody and windshirt
Thanks Richard I am one of those who has a smartwool hoody and a windshirt with a hood so I should take a closer look at my gear as I may not need to pack the balaclava or the possum fur hat un...

In GEAR » The best clothing combinations for backpacking or hiking?
September 12, 12:19pm

Re: Re: R1, just couldn't justify it yet
Richard a slightly different question does the windshirt also require a hood for optimal performance?

In GEAR » The best clothing combinations for backpacking or hiking?
September 12, 11:12am

FS ULA Amp Pack
I have a medium sized ULA Amp (42 L) which includes the, Removable Front Pocket, Internal Stash Pocket and 2 Removable Hipbelt Pockets which is now in Australia but I have not used it. The cost ...

In Gear Swap » ULA Amp Pack
August 15, 4:53am

Inov 8 390 GTX
I always wanted to try paragliding. Ryan at Inov 8 sent me the following message "Hi, The Roclite 390 GTX are not actually available yet as we are awaiting their arrival into the wareho...

In GEAR » Inov-8
August 03, 5:17am

Inov-8 has updated their web pages and now show the new styles including the roclite 390 GTX. The site can be found here I am awaiting a reply on the 390 GTX and will update further

In GEAR » Inov-8
August 02, 12:48pm

Re: eVENT hoopless bivy?
The ID eVent Crysallis has a loop on the bug netting to tie it up to a tree etc, but no loop on the outer.

In GEAR » eVENT hoopless bivy?
July 19, 12:51am

Re: BD One Shot
Backpack Gear Test. org is currently running a test on them it is reported here

In GEAR » BD One Shot
July 19, 12:47am


In GEAR » Brunton Crux gets hot!!!
June 23, 5:42am

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