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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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Gossamer Gear Fire-fly
This is my stove of choice. It is efficient and reliable. I have used this stove in many places and it has never failed me and has always boiled water in optimum times. I have added a Ti pot suppor...

In Stoves - Alcohol
November 18, 7:00pm

Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI)
In my view REI is one of those companies that focus on service and as a consequence I prefer to deal with them if they stock the brand or item I am looking for. My gripe is that if an item does not fi...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
November 18, 6:52pm

Tarptent Contrail
Quick to put up, spacious for one. It is evident that this shelter is ideal for the long trail. Furthermore, I have no doubt that it will with stand much of what I expect to experience below the tr...

In Shelters - Single Wall Tents
October 21, 8:13pm

Integral Designs eVENT Shortie Gaiters
After a wet week in Vermont these gaiters kept the mud and water out of my boots. What is more an AT SOBO wanted to them. They are sound and well designed and I would not go back to long gaiters or...

In Footwear - Boots, Shoes, Gaiters
October 21, 5:47pm

GoLite Virga
Just back from a wet week on the long trail in Vermont, this jacket works as a rain jacket and as a windshirt. Whilst it may not be as breathable as an eVent jacket I was more than happy to use it as ...

In Clothing - Raingear
October 21, 5:43pm

MSR Titan Kettle
Putting it simply it holds water and the water boils. With a pot cozy you can cook a meal. The handles save carrying a pot holder and the lid whilst tight ensures that the water boils in a timely man...

In Cookware - Titanium
November 27, 5:27pm

Icebreaker Superfine 190
The best. It has all been said before, no smell, quick drying, warmth without weight. The superfine range takes this to another level. I will never use synthetics again and will always use Superfine M...

In Clothing - Baselayer & Fleece - WOOL
August 24, 4:27pm

I purchased these poles before users started raising concerns about locking of poles. Whilst I have had the occasional "unlocking" problem this has been less than 2% of the time so for me these are th...

In Trekking Poles
August 24, 4:17pm