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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: 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

Re: Any original ULA Arctic owners out there?
The straps originally attached to the dry bag, if I recall correctly.

In GEAR » Any original ULA Arctic owners out there?
July 17, 11:51am

Re: Re: Adding post to: "Jetboil warranty won't return my cup!
there is always twitter @Jetboil

In GEAR » Jetboil warranty won't return my cup!
June 16, 12:07pm

Tarptents in Denmark

In GEAR » Afforable lightweight 2 person tent available in Europe
June 13, 5:08am

Re: Exped Air Pillow UL
I have never used the regular Exped pillow, the UL is my preferred pillow and it is better than the Exped Pump pillow. Though YMMV.

In GEAR » Exped Air Pillow UL
May 24, 10:20am

MLD DuoMId in Cuben
Sold, thanks for looking

In Gear Swap » MLD DuoMId in Cuben
May 23, 11:34am

Re: How far is "too far" for an overnighter?
In my part of the world, I can use public transport and it will take me about 3 hours to get to a location where I can start an overnight hike. For day hiking it is much less.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How far is "too far" for an overnighter?
May 13, 11:07am

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