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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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FS Gossamer Gear SpinnSolo
Gossamer Gear Spinnsolo The Spinnsolo weighs 5.8oz, and has been seam sealed, it was used for one night only and I have replaced it with the SpinnTwinn. It comes with EZC line and a stuff sack. Co...

In Gear Swap » FS Gossamer Gear SpinnSolo
July 09, 7:09pm

Squall Classic
The Squall Classic is now listed on the Gossamer Gear web site.

In GEAR » Squall Classic
May 30, 6:50pm

pound a thanks
Thanks Dondo and Jeremy, I could not find the fill weights on the Marmot De site, but did find the EN temp ratings

In GEAR » Marmot Pounder and Pounder Plus
May 30, 3:16pm

Marmot Pounder and Pounder Plus
I have read a lot about these two sleeping bags, especially their temperature rating (actual and stated). But I cannot find anywhere an indication of the weight of fill in each of these bags. Can a...

In GEAR » Marmot Pounder and Pounder Plus
May 29, 7:17pm

Re: topo maps of Jutenheim
G'day Dan I was able to buy Jutenheim maps from the Otta Tourist information office adjoining the railway station. I can personally recommend the tourist information office, especially if you ar...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Norway rain, wind and bugs any ideas?!
May 29, 3:39pm

Re: Vest + Epic windshirt
Montane in the UK does, not sure if you can get in the USA but some companies will ship to the US.

In GEAR » Advice from experienced poncho tarp users
May 08, 6:53pm

Re: Re: Gorillapod
I figured that it would wrap around a trekking pole, so I bought one, it arrives Monday : )

In Photography » Gorillapod
May 04, 9:45am

Re: Super Fly
16 oz for the XL Thanks Roger

In Gear Swap » FS Windshirts & Jackets
May 02, 4:41am

FS Windshirts & Jackets
Outdoor Research Ion Pullover, XL, Alpenglow. A weather-resistant and highly breathable wind shirt, it has a 3/4-length zipper, $40 including USPS priority mail shipping. Marmot Ion jacket, ...

In Gear Swap » FS Windshirts & Jackets
May 01, 6:55pm

I like your legs
Bill I am continually impressed with your gear making skills. Can you elaborate a little more on your legs, stove legs that is. As a crux owner I am tempted to make a set. Thanks

In GEAR » Wind screen for Optimus Crux
April 30, 12:26pm

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