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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.

In Gear Swap » FS: TITANIUM MUG , CF LID & CONE
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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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

REI Peak UL
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