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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.
My Website URLhttp://www.nielsenbrownoutdoors.com/

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All Forum Posts by Roger B

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Re: Hat for hot sun...
I have used the OR Seattle Sombrero on a number of occasions (in both hemispheres) and have been very pleased with its sun resistance, yes the brim does relocate itself in strong winds. But the hat...

In GEAR » Hat for hot sun...
June 24, 12:43pm

Re: Recommended walks near London UK
These two blogs may provide a starting point for trips very close to London. http://londonbackpackers.blogspot.dk/ http://hillplodder.wordpress.com/

In Pre-Trip Planning » Recommended walks near London UK
May 21, 12:13pm

Re: Re: Re: roclite 295s
I have been using the current pair of 295's for over a year now, mostly on hard trail I have done about 500 km in them and am I expecting they will last a couple of hundred yet. I always seam s...

In GEAR » roclite 295s
May 21, 4:04am

Re: I bought one!
Well done it is my go to shelter, enjoy.

In Gear Swap » WTB: Tarptent Notch
March 31, 11:19am

Re: Cut 14" off my Neo-air xtherm large
Thanks for sharing, I have been considering this mod myself. As a matter of interest, what was the final weight?

In GEAR » Cut 14" off my Neo-air xtherm large
March 05, 1:38am

Re: Re: Re: Aluminum Lid Insulating Value
Silicone lid scroll down to Yukio's post http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=35377

In GEAR » Aluminium FOIL pot lid
March 05, 1:32am

Re: RE: Greg
Its a nice combination with lots of potential.

February 11, 10:41am

Re: Thru Running New York’s Long Path
Congratulations, whilst working in NYC I spent many weekends wandering along the Long Path, I always dreamt of finishing it but alas it was not to be. I am impressed with your accomplishment and yo...

In Editor's Roundtable » Thru Running New York’s Long Path
February 05, 10:46am

Re: Tarptent Notch vs. Zpacks Hexamid Long
I concur with Dave, having used the notch for a couple of weeks in Lapland, as well as in Denmark and Sweden, I always wipe off the excess moisture, inside or out before packing it away. The remova...

In GEAR » Tarptent Notch vs. Zpacks Hexamid Long
December 02, 12:18pm

Re: LuxuryLite BigStik
Have you seen this review at BPL http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/2008_luxurylite_big_survival_stik_staff_review.html#.UmGEHhap3dk BTW I have never used or seen one.

In GEAR » LuxuryLite BigStik
October 18, 12:56pm

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