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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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Re: Brunton Crux gets hot!!!
It has been a little while since I used my Crux, but I do not recall waiting too long for it to cool. Mine would be a 2005 model. They are a great stove and mine will be out again in the coming wee...

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

Re: Vibram Five Fingers?
You may want to look at a previous thread FiveFingers

In GEAR » Vibram Five Fingers?
June 12, 6:56am

Re: Rhapsody in the key of apocalypse minor
Great photo, glad I was not on the receiving end.

In Philosophy & Technique » High Wind Techniques
June 09, 11:42am

Re: High Wind Techniques
A great question. A few years ago I was up near the top of Mt Kosciuszko in the snowy mtns in Australia, with a group of students. Wind gusts that night were recorded nearby at speeds of 60+ mph...

In Philosophy & Technique » High Wind Techniques
June 07, 10:28am

Re: WT access
No issues with Firefox on a Mac

In Gear Deals » Wild Things Memorial Day sale
May 29, 1:57pm

Re: average trad.pack:5.6lb/71liters
I spend most of my time section hiking on the AT and I have seen bigger day packs than my 3 to 5 day kit. Sadly I have seen too many scouts accompanied by their leaders with large packs for an o...

In GEAR » average trad.pack:5.6lb/71liters
May 28, 5:03pm

Camera and lenses
I am wondering if as part of submissions to Photo Gallery we could have an indication of the camera and the lenses (where appropriate)

In Photo Gallery » Camera and lenses
May 28, 4:09pm

Re: Spinnshelter and Firelite 1100 pot
PM sent re Firelite Pot

In Gear Swap » Spinnshelter and Firelite 1100 pot
May 27, 12:29pm

Re: Battery set up modus for Garmin etrex
There was a discussion about Lithium Batteries and the Foretrex 101 which can be found here which may be helpful

In GEAR » Battery set up modus for Garmin etrex
May 27, 10:11am

FS MLD Monk Spinntex Tarp
SOLD Thanks for looking

In Gear Swap » FS MLD Monk Spinntex Tarp
May 23, 6:24pm

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