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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: Help Me Replace My UL Windshirt
Montane Lightspeed And the new model (Sept 06) does not have a lined hood. This my windshirt and breathability works for me especially, as Ryan stated, when you wash out the DWR. Importantly, ...

In GEAR » Your Choice of UL Windshirt?
December 08, 6:39pm

Re: GG Mariposa Plus
Grant is hoping for January 07 according to an email I received from him on 12/8. Roger

In GEAR » GG Mariposa Plus
December 08, 5:05pm

FS SMD Gatewood Cape
Sold Thanks for looking

In Gear Swap » SMD Gatewood Cape
December 04, 5:20pm

My top 3
McHale SubPop: not ultralight, but comfortable, robust and ready for the long haul Gossamer Gear Sleeplight: As light as a quilt with no drafts BMW PRO Ultralight Stuff Sack (Yellow) keeps my...

In Editor's Roundtable » 2006 Backpacking Light Staff Picks
December 01, 7:09pm

Re: AT January Thru
I assume NOBO is that correct?

In Gear Lists » AT January Thru
December 01, 9:07am

Be aware that the new UK version of the Litespeed is a little different to those previously sold in the USA. For example the new style does not have lining in the hood.

In GEAR » Montane
November 14, 4:45pm

I use AntiGravityGear Reliable and fit to the containers that I use. Roger

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » what does "boil and set" mean?
November 14, 4:38pm

I suggest that you purchase in the UK and ship to the USA look at the accompanying thread here

In GEAR » Montane
November 14, 4:03pm

Re: Re: Re: Tarptent Contrail Tent REVIEW
Henry Does this mean that we could leave the rear corner poles at home? Are there any disadvantages of such an arrangement apart from less room at the foot end? Finally is there any photos of...

In Editor's Roundtable » Tarptent Contrail Tent REVIEW
November 13, 4:45pm

FS Nunatak Sweater New Price

In Gear Swap » FS Nunatak Skaha Hooded Down Sweater
November 12, 2:03pm

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