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Roger B (rogerb) - BPL Lifetime Member

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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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Cat Poncho and lean to
There is a photo in the inclement camping with a poncho article at BPL found here (scroll down) This demonstrates a modified lean to approach with a BPL spinnaker poncho. Hope this helps Roger

In GEAR » Oware CatPoncho
November 11, 7:53am

Andrew as you have stated BPL has lots of good section editors who often write very informative reviews about gear or other issues. So my question is "What is the correlation between a BPL reviewer...

In Philosophy & Technique » Your questions needed for new BPL column
November 08, 4:12pm

eVent Mitts
Yes I have been searching for eVent MItts and have been surprised that no one else has produced them. Can't wait till MLD can offer these

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Check This Out!
November 05, 6:52pm

Tarptent Contrail
See my Readers Review. More importantly it is now my shelter of choice and I look forward to my continued use of this excellent one person shelter.

In GEAR » ? The lightest tent w/ floor?
November 03, 5:24pm

Moved on
This thread has moved on a lot since I last wrote a comment. But in my view Montane is well known for their lightweight wind shirts and pants, so these should be included, maybe an eVent top as we...

In GEAR » Montane Featherlite H2O
November 03, 5:21pm

Montane in USA
Whilst I am unaware of issues related to distributors in the USA, I have always purchased my Montane gear from the UK. The shipping cost is usually equal to the VAT (sales tax) in the UK so the adv...

In GEAR » Montane Featherlite H2O
November 02, 5:08pm

Well done
Al All I can say is "well done mate" The willingness to push ourselves to the limit (and beyond) is something that sets us apart from others.

In Editor's Roundtable » Results: John Muir Trail (JMT) Record Attempt - Unsupported, Without Resupply
November 01, 5:07pm

Re: Re: Gossamer gear firefly
David as you say YMMV Your experience with alcohol stoves reflects mine with Esbit IMHO wind is the biggest issue with alcohol stoves and I always look for (or make) a sheltered spot for my s...

In GEAR » Replacing My Jetboil W/ Alcohol
November 01, 3:45pm

Gossamer gear firefly
I have tried many of the alcohol stoves listed in this thread but continue to return to the Firefly sold by Gossamer Gear, 15 ml of alchol will easily boil 300 ml of water in around 6 minutes. I ...

In GEAR » Replacing My Jetboil W/ Alcohol
November 01, 2:03pm

Overnight in the Catskills, NY
Pack: GG G6 Stuff Sack: Big plastic bag Sleeping Bag: GG Sleeplight Sleeping Pad: BMW Torsolite Shelter: Gatewood Cape, (may take a BMW Vapr bivy sack if it is going to be very damp) Cook Kit:...

In Gear Lists » Gear List for a Simple Overnighter
October 30, 3:33pm

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