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Roger Caffin (rcaffin) - BPL Staff

My Locale Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
About Me Research Scientist. Been walking all my life, mainly off-track - we don't have 'trails' here, and I always go with my wife. Summer and winter, lowland and highland, Australia and Europe. Forced into UL gear by heavy packs and increasing age. :-)
Example Gear List at http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/caffins_4_month_gear_list.html

BPL email: roger@backpackinglight.com
CitySydney
StateNSW
CountryAustralia
My Website URLhttp://www.bushwalkingnsw.org.au/FAQ/

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All Forum Posts by Roger Caffin

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Re: Re: EDC carry: really necessary?
> EDC is not about backpacking (is a preparedness topic) but about what you carry > with you every single day when you are not backpacking That, dear Sir, is called a Credit Card. Cheers

In Philosophy & Technique » EDC carry: really necessary?
September 03, 2:06am

This weeks new articles delayed a day or two (3/Sep/2015)
This weeks new articles will be delayed a day or two, owing to some coding problems. Cheers Roger

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » This weeks new articles delayed a day or two (3/Sep/2015)
September 02, 8:50pm

Update on Lost Canyon book
Names and addresses for first batch of readers sent to Akashic Book. Cheers

In GIVEAWAYS » Lost Canyon (book) by Nina Revoyr
September 02, 8:46pm

Re: EDC carry: really necessary?
I carry a handkerchief in my pocket, my watch (so I know when it is morning tea time), my compass around my neck, and possibly/sometimes a very small pocket knife - maybe. Anything more and my pock...

In Philosophy & Technique » EDC carry: really necessary?
September 02, 4:42pm

Re: Re: Not really worried about my mittens
> got to believe that Roger is talking generically and has never used the 'mitten > clips' that you are talking about I have a bag full of plastic mitten clips from OWFINC, and I ha...

In Make Your Own Gear » Mitten clip alternatives
September 02, 2:09am

Re: Mitten clips suck
> i don't care for mitten clips and they show up on lots of lightweight backpacking > gear. Any thoughts on alternatives? Standard for polar use (at one stage): a long string from one...

In Make Your Own Gear » Mitten clip alternatives
September 01, 6:35pm

Re: Re: Gluten Sensitivity and Celiacs
Jim wrote: The Gluten Free industry is very much bloated Perhaps it would be useful (and accurate) to expand that? The entire fad diet industry is very much bloated Cheers

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Gluten Free - Might Not Matter
September 01, 6:23pm

Re: "Cutting edge rain shells?"
I am not sure that the phrase "Cutting edge rain shells" isn't a bit of a contradiction in terms. Cheers

In GEAR » Cutting edge rain shells?
August 31, 6:16pm

Re: Eric just made my point
> as they do in ALL of us as we get older...just like our skin gets wrinkly, and our > hair goes grey... 'Ere - Watch It! I resemble that remark ... Cheers

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Herniated disc :-( whinging
August 31, 4:22pm

Re: It's simple math
> the real long-term solution is to build more long trails to take some of the burden > off the AT and PCT! The logical result of that idea is that we could have 5 or 10 parallel trails ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Death OF the AT...
August 31, 4:17pm

All Reader Reviews by Roger Caffin

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Skinny Skis, Jacksons Hole XC Skis
My wife and I had to re-equip with new XC skis, NNN-BC bindings and boots this year. We found several companies which could supply the models we were looking for and ship overseas (to Australia), and ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
October 28, 3:08pm

Darn Tough Vermont Socks Customer Service
I got a pair of the DTV boot socks in a BGT Test. I gave them hell for four months. It didn't seem to have had any effect on them. Roland B is a very helpful guy too.

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
May 06, 3:53am

Coleman Exponent Xtreme Stove
I have been using the Xtreme in the snow for many years. I have never ever had any problems with it. It lights and runs completely reliably. It will run down to -26 C (-15 F) because the gas mix in t...

In Stoves - White Gas
October 24, 4:17pm

Snow Peak Gigapower Ti
I've used mine for ... many years now. I was initially irritated by the valve off position, but then I wondered: It is otherwise superbly made: what if the valve position is deliberate? Why would th...

In Stoves - Canister
December 29, 10:04pm