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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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Re: Busted Toe - Trip Cancelled. New 2016 MLD SoloMid plus Floor
Sorry to hear about the busted toe, hope there is a good story to go along with it. A nice shelter and personally I like the Brown colour. Good luck on the sale and all the best for a speedy reco...

In Gear Swap » Busted Toe - Trip Cancelled. New 2016 MLD SoloMid plus Floor
September 06, 10:22am

Re: Jetboil Burner weights
Not the zip burner but the sol burner, which I think is the same is 102 gram (3.6 ozs) The minimo burner weighs 128 gm (4.52 ozs) On my scales

In GEAR » Jetboil Burner weights
August 11, 11:32am

Re: Suggestions for Brecon Beacons weekender?
You should also consider asking on TrekLite in the UK, well worth joining if you are not already a member.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Suggestions for Brecon Beacons weekender?
August 03, 7:14am

Jetboil Micromo
It appears that for 2016 Jetboil will have the MicroMo, which will combines the regulated burner from the MiniMo with an 0.8 litre pot, the weight of the MicroMo is 340 gms (12 ozs) (Manufacturer...

In GEAR » Jetboil Micromo
July 17, 1:11pm

Re: Re: Niak
I like side entry shelters and it reminds me of the Macpac Microlight from many years ago, certainly a heavy shelter when compared with say the TT Notch, but with crossing poles it is more of a mou...

In GEAR » Hilleberg Tent thread
July 14, 11:13am

Hilleberg Niak
This tent looks interesting, looking forward to seeing one when they appear,

In GEAR » Hilleberg Tent thread
July 14, 10:58am

Re: Notch
A long time ago I owned a Contrail, now I own a Notch and would not even consider an end entry shelter such as the Protrail. YCMV (Your choice may vary)

In GEAR » Tarptent Thread
July 12, 11:10am

Re: SnowPeak single wall ti 450 mug fit on Esbit 3 prong ti stove?
Yes it will, but securely, no. The 450 ml mug has a diameter of about 8.6 cm. A 9.5 cm diameter pot-mug (BPL Firelite 550) is a much better fit, personally I would look for a pot that is at least 9...

In GEAR » SnowPeak single wall ti 450 mug fit on Esbit 3 prong ti stove?
June 03, 11:43am

Gear List Weight savings
Knowing you as I do, your list is pretty much minimised anyway. However, here are a some thoughts on weight reduction. The Primus stove and back up burner weight could be reduced, by replacing the ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Solo across the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Brooks Range, Alaska
April 26, 6:05am

Re: the new Insulated Static V Lite - 19.6 oz
I love my Static V insulated and have used it down to below Zero C (about 26 F), on frozen ground with a foam mat underneath. (see Why I use Klymit matresses ) In essence, I found the Static V to...

In GEAR » Klymit Static V vs Static V Insulated?
April 02, 9:43am

All Reader Reviews by Roger B

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McHale Backpacks
I am continually impressed with McHale's commitment to the customer. Throughout the whole fitting and purchasing process there was continuing support and guidance which ensured that there were no surp...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
November 30, 4:30pm

Gossamer Gear Sleeplight
I own and used for several years a Macpac Neve, one of the original "top bags" it had a sleeve for the sleeping mat and was a vast improvement on other sleeping bags in my view, its disadvantage was i...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
November 25, 7:12pm

Inov8 Flyroc 310
Prior to using the Flyrocs I have used lightweight boots which have been okay. But the Flyrocs have stood out for fit (no need for wide sizes), grip (in mud, snow and ice they maintain their grip m...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
November 25, 6:57pm

Rohan X-static Briefs
I have tried many variations of comfortable, quick drying, odour resistant underwear, which has included both synthetics and merino wool underwear.

The Rohan X-static Briefs have worked for me, not o...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - SYNTHETIC
November 25, 5:31pm

Smartwool Shadow Hoody
It was the recent Arctic 1000 and Ryan's comments that pointed me towards the Smartwool Hoody and I have nothing but praise for the garment. The benefits of such a garment are the "hood" it provide...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
November 25, 5:25pm

Gossamer Gear
Gossamer Gear serves a particular section of the market and in doing so also is required to "educate" that market on both UL and SUL gear. They do this exceptionally well and in particular both Glen a...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
November 25, 5:15pm

FlexAir Pillow Dual Compartment Ultralight
I like a pillow but have had inconsistent results with the Dual air pillow, I found that one of the compartments leaks whilst the other does not. Otherwise I prefer this pillow and will carry one i...

In Miscellaneous Products
November 25, 2:54pm

Mountain Laurel Designs
I agree with Joshua, you cannot complain about Ron's service. Even when 'times are a changin' he still takes the time to respond to emails and participate at BPL. I too intend to shop at MLD and yes t...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
November 19, 5:26pm

Brunton Crux
If I am not carrying an alcohol stove then I carry this stove, it is efficient, light, compact and reliable. The only fault is the weight of the canisters, which is why I normally carry an alcohol ...

In Stoves - Canister
November 18, 7:08pm

McHale 0-Sarc UL
The McHale pack is the best pack I have ever used and I have tried many brands from many parts of the world. Yes they are expensive but you get what you pay for, and given that I need a framed pack, I...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
November 18, 7:04pm