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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: Adding a zipper to eVent bivy (in theory)
I have responded to Steve's message but for completeness I thought I would provide my response here as well. I, like Steve, decided that a side zip was a good idea, but how? I contacted Sco...

In Make Your Own Gear » Adding a zipper to eVent bivy (in theory)
September 14, 11:10am

Warning Re: 118
Anyone considering the Firemaple 118 stove should read Firemaple 118 scroll down to August 9. I will stick with the 117 and my Evernew 900

In GEAR » New Stove Gear: Fire Maple 117t and XK6 "HE" Pot
September 09, 1:49pm

Re: So, what gun ?
I suggest a boomerang, at least if your miss it will come back and you can have another go.

In Chaff » So, what gun ?
September 01, 8:25am

Re: Re: Ultralight A-Z
Good question, I supported the Ultralight A-Z through Kickstarter which is why I have access, maybe someone else at BPL can answer your question.

In Chaff » New MLife Benefits?
August 22, 9:40am

Re: Zpacks Multi-Pack Review
Used this pack attached to my HMG Porter for 11 days in Lapland. In it was my EP2 and lenses as well as a GPS and some snacks. It was ideally suited to the task. I expect I will use it as my camera...

In Editor's Roundtable » Zpacks Multi-Pack Review
August 22, 8:50am

Re: Re: Ultralight A-Z
The latest video is gas stoves and was released on August 21.

In Chaff » New MLife Benefits?
August 22, 8:47am

Re: ergo or straight handled trekking poles
Hi Dennis, you will see a brief summary of my use of Pacer Poles as shelter supports for my TT Notch on my blog (address in my profile). I have also used them with the SL3, 2 and 1, and BD Mids. I...

In GEAR » ergo or straight handled trekking poles
August 09, 8:23am

Re: Tarptent Notch and Pacer Poles
A good question Franco. I use the poles with handles down, I have experimented with handles up but not happy that they will staying place in a strong breeze. The poles work fine as uprights, the...

In GEAR » Tarptent Notch
August 09, 1:50am

Re: Tarptent Notch
I used mine for 11 days in Lapland. I am very pleased with it's versatility and weather worthiness. I have written a quick review on my blog and a longer review is in preperation. My blog addre...

In GEAR » Tarptent Notch
August 07, 10:17pm

Re: Lightweight tent for Norwegian conditions
Take à look at the Tarptent Moment with the liner and the extra pole. Otherwise any pyramid with a liner will work. eg BD Megalight or MLD Supermid.

In GEAR » Lightweight tent for Norwegian conditions
July 28, 7:46am

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