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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: Orikaso Bowl
As a freezer bag user I do not use a bowl, but the Orikaso Cup is perfect for my morning caffeine and my evening cuppa. It packs flat and is UL IMHO.

In GEAR » Orikaso Bowl
December 10, 5:49pm

Re: Trail Runners
Before you invest in trail runners take a look at the range of shoes offered by inov-8 they are still low cut but in my view far surpass the "normal" trail shoe. There are a number of ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Trail Runners
December 10, 4:11pm

Re: Re: DE for Dr.J (inspired by D. Bonn)
Yes 624, but what is the connection between 624 and 24 and Roman? 624 was the easy part.

In Philosophy & Technique » reading and writing on UL trips
December 10, 3:47pm

Re: DE for Dr.J (inspired by D. Bonn)
Well done Roman, this question seems to be a model for a recent unsupported long distance hike.

In Philosophy & Technique » reading and writing on UL trips
December 10, 2:58pm

Re: computer lesson
And if Pj's description gets lost in translation a quick visit to here should solve the problem

In GEAR » Wild Things Website
December 10, 2:23pm

Re: Re: Mtn H/w
SMD Six Moon Designs SMD

In GEAR » Which shelter?
December 10, 10:12am

In a flash Wild Things Website
Thanks John Installed the latest version of Adobe Flash Player (ver 9.0.r28) on my Intel Mac and Wild Things Website works fine. I did have an older version 9 installed.

In GEAR » Wild Things Website
December 10, 5:45am

Re: Wild Things Website
Thanks Bill Not for me on a mac (using your link), so I assume it is a Java (or something else) issue. Bill what version of Safari are you using? Mac OS?

In GEAR » Wild Things Website
December 09, 5:58pm

Re: Wild Things Website
For me the web site works on a PC but not on a Mac. I used IE with the PC and tried Safari, Firefox and IE with a Mac. Roger

In GEAR » Wild Things Website
December 09, 5:13pm

Re: PossumDown sweater and vest
Possum Fur, the way to go. The advantage for me in possum down is that it is an ideal mid layer. It can be worn when moving when it is cold (with a windshirt) and equally can be used at rest bre...

In GEAR » PossumDown sweater
December 08, 6:46pm

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