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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: Patagonia Houdini is magic, I am intrigued
Ok Richard your photos are great, and they were not taken with any old digital camera. What did you use? It seems to me that the fibres of the Houdini are finer? Is this correct, or is it just a...

In GEAR » Marmot Ion vs. Patagonia Houdini
December 23, 6:13pm

Re: Terra Nova Laserlite Tent
I suggest you look for a UK company that will send it at a good price.

In GEAR » Terra Nova Laserlite Tent
December 21, 6:39pm

Re: my bad
No Problems, how do you get 2 oz and 13 oz for the same item? Perhaps HH should be saying "our bad" or ... maybe they should have said 12 oz. or maybe as a Norwegian company they inten...

In Gear Deals » Helly Hansen 2 oz. Jackets at SAC
December 21, 6:03pm

Maybe I missed it
Small sized what? Helly Hansen Jacket perhaps?

In Gear Deals » Helly Hansen 2 oz. Jackets at SAC
December 21, 5:03pm

Rab Ridge Raider eVent
I own a Ridge Raider and used it in Norway in Summer. PJ is correct, it is like getting into a sleeping bag that does not have a zip. However, waking up in the morning with the sight of the mountai...

In Editor's Roundtable » State of the Market Report: Bivy Sack Technologies, Products, and Applications (2006)
December 19, 6:07pm

Re: Reading and Writing
For me it is the mini RITR notebook and for a pen, it is the small pen in my swiss army knife. The pen is small and reliable whilst carrying a spare is easy, not losing the spare pen is the challen...

In Philosophy & Technique » reading and writing on UL trips
December 15, 7:48am

Re: Australia burns
A good question, I think that these days the only concern is "personal property" in this case many of the fires are in the bush and as a consequence the emphasis is on containment. The b...

In Chaff » Spare a thought
December 11, 6:01pm

Re: Wild Things website
When I was in North Conway in July the person on the desk said that they had issues with their website. So I suspect yours and others problem is that they have a particular setting on their web pag...

In GEAR » Wild Things Website
December 11, 5:41pm

Spare a thought
As the Northern Hemisphere moves into winter the southern moves into summer. Australia is experiencing a long drought, 5 years is one persons comment, but now there are massive bush fires in Victor...

In Chaff » Spare a thought
December 11, 5:04pm

Re: cheers
As a mac user I can't comment on your particular issue. But software could well be the problem. I assume you are using IE maybe trying Firefox browser may work. I also wonder if the Flash Playe...

In GEAR » Wild Things Website
December 11, 11:33am

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