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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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All Forum Posts by Roger B

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Re: Re: Golite Ressurection. Jinkies, Shaggy.
Hang on, I live in Denmark, and apart from an upcoming election things seem okay and certainly there is no odour as I type this message.

In GEAR » Golite Ressurection. Jinkies, Shaggy.
March 24, 1:32pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Andrew Skurka - Core Clothing
Richard, I can always rely on you to provide scientific data when any discussion about clothing appears on BPL, and I continue to be grateful for this. So it would seem on my next trip north to ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Andrew Skurka - Core Clothing
March 24, 1:29pm

Re: Tarps pushed to the limit - tell us your stories
I assume you have read Tarp in inclement conditions?

In GEAR » Tarps pushed to the limit - tell us your stories
February 03, 9:24am

Re: Shelter help needed
Mids or tarp tents seems to be what you are considering. Mids: MLD or HMG, I prefer HMG because I can get a closer pitch to the ground. Tarptents (not cuben) then look at Henry's offering...

In GEAR » Shelter help needed
January 09, 12:28pm

Re: Tarptent Stratospire 1 specs
The length of the inner according to my measurements is 215 cm (85 inches) you can see my review of the Stratospire compared to the Notch with my measurements and weights etc. at http://nielsenbrow...

In GEAR » Tarptent Stratospire 1 specs
January 09, 5:14am

Re: Re: evernew vs platypus
I agree with everything stated by John. Evernew for me.

In GEAR » evernew vs platypus
December 31, 9:52am

Re: seam sealing?
It needs seam sealing, unless you have asked Henry to seam seal it when you ordered it from Tarptent.

In Gear Deals » Tarptent Notch
December 30, 9:01am

Re: Xtherm overweight
My XTherm, made in Ireland, is 463 grams ( or 16.3 ozs) so its heavier than yours. What is normal? is a good question, as there is always some variation in manufacturing. Maybe the Irish version we...

In GEAR » Xtherm overweight
November 24, 10:51am

Re: Re: Re: Eta Lite?
Without hijacking the thread anymore. I have written about my experiences with the Eta Lite. You can find it on my blog at

In GEAR » The New MSR Windboiler – First Look & Questions
November 15, 2:57am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Worn threads
I had the original burner as well and the threads died (on a trip :( ) fortunately I was able to get a new "Brass threaded burner" from the reseller in Denmark. To answer the OP question...

In GEAR » JetBoil Sol update?
August 19, 8:17am

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