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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: 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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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