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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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Have you looked at the Gossamer Gear Miniposa? If not then it is worth a look at least for comparison purposes. I used it recently for a short overnighter and was happy with it.

In GEAR » Six Moon Starlite and other ultralights
May 20, 4:39pm

Re: Which stove do you use most?
My most used stove is a Mo-Go-Gear Fire Fly from Gossamer Gear with the Titanium stand from the Ion Stove. For me this is the best set up. For convenience I would go with the Brunton Crux cani...

In GEAR » Which stove do you use most?
May 19, 5:12pm

Re: Re: FS GoLite Hut 1
removed the tie outs, but left the loops (which are attached to the tarp) so that the spectra cord could be then attached to the loops on the tarp. That is the fabric loops are still attached to...

In Gear Swap » FS GoLite Hut 1
May 13, 7:39pm

FS GoLite Hut 1
Sold Thanks for looking

In Gear Swap » FS GoLite Hut 1
May 13, 5:37pm

Re: GX-100 in the US of A
$US699 includes the viewfinder

In Photography » More backpacking camera goodness--Ricoh GX100
May 07, 5:32pm

Ricoh GX100 in the USA
Adorama will sell, according to their web page, the GX 100. And given the AU$ US$ exchange rate it seems that it is about the same price. The web address is

In Photography » More backpacking camera goodness--Ricoh GX100
May 07, 4:57pm

Re: Re: Re: Wind pants
Yes they are the Essence Pants.

In GEAR » Wind pants
April 26, 1:46pm

Re: Re: Re: Wind pants
I have had the Wild Things "half zip" for a while but have managed to avoid really heavy rain. My experience with the Epic pants would suggest that apart from long periods (4+ hours) an e...

In GEAR » Wind pants
April 25, 6:19pm

Re: Wind pants
I own a set of Epic Wind pants, they are not Wild Things but MacPac (from NZ) I purchased these 4 years ago and they are great! They have not been seam sealed but for me they are my wind and rain p...

In GEAR » Wind pants
April 25, 5:19pm

FS Nunatak Arc Alpinist Sleeping Quilt.
Sold, thanks for looking

In Gear Swap » Nunatak Arc Alpinist Sleeping Quilt.
April 20, 6:56pm

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