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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: Zoom Wars!
Just when I had decided which camera to buy, Olympus comes along and disturbs my thinking. I am still inclined to go down the Pentax K 10D path, not UL, but a great camera

In Photography » Zoom Wars!
January 25, 5:10pm

Welcome to the real world
As an Australian living and working (legally) in New York all I can say is welcome to the real world, where I get fingerprinted every time I enter the country. The only country in which I have been...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Passports
January 24, 8:30pm

Re: I'm curious about...
In NZ Possums are considered Vermin see possum pest or landcare You can then guess the rest. Roger

In GEAR » I'm curious about...
January 24, 2:30pm

Re: "Afternoon Canyon Snowstorm"
Wow, and the camera was?

In Photo Gallery » "Afternoon Canyon Snowstorm"
January 23, 6:53pm

Re: a backcountry latte maker
An iPod audiobook, yes, but then you will need extra batteries. Hang on. batteries are probably lighter than a book and they are multi use so maybe you are correct. Now all I need is the iPod, t...

In GEAR » Backpacker's "Gear Guide" just out
January 21, 4:20pm

Re: Correct?
There is a saying in Australia "If your on a good thing stick to it" that is don't change if it works. And I think the point Bob is trying to make is, why change, what is the purpose?...

In GEAR » 2007 Tarptent Contrail Changes
January 18, 5:31pm

Re: GoLite Ion has arrived
Looks Cool! However, it also seems tall, you purchased a large, what is the overall height? I also wonder how water proof/resistant the zipper is?

In GEAR » New Golite Line NOW for sale
January 18, 5:13pm

Fanatic Fringe Quilt

In Gear Swap » Fanatic Fringe Quilt
January 16, 5:32pm

Re: Thanks
Perhaps I should have included in my post that I have used Inov 8 Terroc 330's and Flyroc 310's. And both are great in my view.

In GEAR » Hiking shoes
January 16, 5:20pm

Re: Hiking shoes
Inov-8 found here available from REI, Zappos and many other suppliers in the USA. They are the most comfortable and supportive shoes I have used. Furthermore, they have soles that are designed fo...

In GEAR » Hiking shoes
January 15, 4:36pm

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