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

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All Forum Posts by Roger Caffin

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Re: Re: Re: Re: Lightweight canister for lightweight stove
Hi James I would love to have more techie details about this, please! Yes, iso-butane should be very usable. I imagine that the critical part is how long to cut the plastic tube? Details? How...

In Make Your Own Gear » Lightweight canister for lightweight stove
July 21, 9:57pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Favorite Powdered Electrolyte Drinks?
> I'm actually interested to know how many soldiers you've had to treat for heat > related ailments? Soldiers - none. But the training is stock standard for volunteer firefighters h...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Favorite Powdered Electrolyte Drinks?
July 21, 9:52pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Favorite Powdered Electrolyte Drinks?
> There's no way you or I can distinguish heat exhaustion/stroke from hyponatremia in the field Hum ... debatable. But then, hyponatremia in the Australian bush is not very likely; heat e...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Favorite Powdered Electrolyte Drinks?
July 21, 8:02pm

Re: How gross is it to you when people put their fingers in their...
It's called washing with soap and water - just like at home. (You do wash your hands at home?) And, just for the record, your hands and your mouth are COVERED in good bacteria all the time. Y...

In GEAR » How gross is it to you when people put their fingers in their...
July 21, 7:52pm

Re: Chocolate
Ritter Sport is OK. Lindt is very good ... but not hard. Cheers

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Chocolate
July 21, 6:11am

Re: Re: Re: Favorite Powdered Electrolyte Drinks?
Hi Ian > many of our meals are lacking in this category so I guess I fail to understand how > managing our electrolyte levels by whatever means necessary equals a lack of common > sen...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Favorite Powdered Electrolyte Drinks?
July 21, 6:01am

Re: Re: Re: why not a hammock?
> Hammocks ARE the civilized way to sleep in the woods, Bit hard using a hammock with my wife at 3,000 m in the snow in bad weather... Cheers

In Philosophy & Technique » People who don't enjoy camping
July 21, 5:56am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Jetboil in the wind: Doing the Jetboil Shuffle
Hi Bob > Besides conserving the fuel, I was avoiding the fireball. > my cooking team had used one-third less fuel than any of the other teams. I think this illustrates the problem very...

In GEAR » Canister failure: has this happened to you?
July 19, 4:42pm

Re: Re: Why is this forum so inactive?
> there's not much to discuss about SUL that isn't relevant to regular ULers. What he wrote. Cheers

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Why is this forum so inactive?
July 19, 4:20pm

Re: Re: Ground sheet question
What Jerry said, especially about rain getting on top of the groundsheet! Cheers

In GEAR » Ground sheet question
July 19, 4:16pm

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