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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: Arc Bags and possum down
Try Hat 1 or Hat 2 These companies ship internationally

In GEAR » Nunatak ARC's and side sleeping?
January 14, 5:04pm

Re: EPA article on UV Disinfection
Thanks Ken, lots of reading there. I have been happy with the Aquastar and have been tempted by the steripen Adventurer, but after dropping the nalgene bottle (with aquastar attached) on to a h...

In Editor's Roundtable » Meridian Designs AquaStar Plus Ultraviolet Light Water Purifier REVIEW
January 14, 4:05pm

Re: another question about ARC bags
I have an Arc Alpinist and have used it in a Contrail, BD Beta light as well as a TT Rainbow, in all cases without a bivy in some very cold temperatures so my answer is you do not need a bivy insi...

In GEAR » Nunatak ARC's and side sleeping?
January 06, 5:52pm

Spot weld
I actually wondered if it is the spot weld holding the lid handle to the lid, that distorts the lid slightly, certainly mine is a little out of alignment, but I will happily live with it. At le...

In GEAR » Got my Firelite 500 today..1st impressions
January 06, 2:25pm

Only Bill
Only Bill Fornshell could discover that a Nido can is a perfect fit for BPL SUL 500 ml pot. Well done Bill

In Make Your Own Gear » Bail for the BMW small Ti Pot
January 06, 2:21pm

Just do it
Hi Tom Putting it simply just do it, but use common sense. Try setting up in the backyard and sleeping out, perhaps in windy wet weather. Or otherwise head to your local State Park and do an ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » To Poncho-tarp on not to poncho-tarp
January 05, 5:00pm

Re: Temperature ratings on sleeping bags. US vs EU
Helge Whilst I cannot provide a direct comparison with EU ratings, I have used a Nunatak "Arc Alpinist" on 2 trips to Norway. The quilt has 11 oz (311 gm) of 800+ down fill. I have bee...

In GEAR » Temperature ratings on sleeping bags. US vs EU
January 03, 5:41pm

Re: Best Lightweight Winter Tent
Chris given the conditions you describe, how would you compare the Mountain Equipment AR Ultralite II over the Atko? I use trekking poles so the advantage of the AR Ultralite II is I can use pol...

In Winter Hiking » Best lightweight winter tent?
December 29, 6:47pm

A swag, a swaggie ...
A swag as you will find in Australia now is probably best described as a heavy duty canvas bivy about 3 ft wide and 8 ft long. It will contain mattress and blankets or maybe a sleeping bag. They ar...

In GEAR » Looking for info...
December 27, 8:34am

Re: Re: Note from ID
Gary I am interested in in the no-see-um netting backing on the ID Crysallis what is the length of the netting? From the BPL review it appears to be about 30 inches. And does the wire stiffened ...

In Editor's Roundtable » State of the Market Report: Bivy Sack Technologies, Products, and Applications (2006)
December 23, 7:47pm

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