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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: Re: stoves
Ho Bob > How do you distinguish the older BRS stoves from the newer ones? Yeah, good Question. I just tried to get their web site. I have two URLs for them: www.brs.com.cn en.brs.net.cn...

In GEAR » MSR Pocket Rocket options
April 25, 1:04am

Re: Tenkara
Hi Yuri > If company name in Locale is acceptable I will put it there. Yes, in a case like this we strongly encourage you to put your company affiliation in your locale. We would also e...

In Fishing » Tenkara
April 24, 8:04pm

Re: stoves
Hi Christopher > Did they change this stove then? I don't think so. My initial comments were made before I tested a BRS-3000T and were just wrong. I have since edited my older postings...

In GEAR » MSR Pocket Rocket options
April 24, 3:36pm

Re: Re: Lightweight Internal Frame Packs: a State of the Market Report - Part 2: The Packs
> Even a water bottle on my shoulder straps can start to be a problem, though. Yeah, I found the way the front load swings around was 'not nice', and the way they blocked my vision of ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Internal Frame Packs: a State of the Market Report - Part 2: The Packs
April 24, 3:23pm

Re: Re: Re: Frosty Breath, how to prevent a soggy sleeping bag?
> I have yet to find a system as warm as my winter sleeping bag hood. Try a down balaclava/hood. The way they fit keeps them from getting over your face. I hear you about severe cold. I find...

In Winter Hiking » Frosty Breath, how to prevent a soggy sleeping bag?
April 24, 3:21pm

Re: Re: Lightweight Internal Frame Packs: a State of the Market Report - Part 2: The Packs
> Even though you and Caffin are almost the same height, it doesn't mean your torso > lengths are the same. I'm long in the legs and short in the torso. The shoulder straps were way...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Internal Frame Packs: a State of the Market Report - Part 2: The Packs
April 23, 11:39pm

Re: Frosty Breath, how to prevent a soggy sleeping bag?
I suggest that it is self-evident that breathing out water vapor inside your SB is a bad idea. Now, all you have to do is find alternate head covering to keep your head warm. Cheers

In Winter Hiking » Frosty Breath, how to prevent a soggy sleeping bag?
April 23, 11:35pm

Re: I'm not worried
Ah, but IS IT like the drought of the 80s? Saying adapted from the stock market: My drought can last longer than your water tank. Cheers

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sierra Snowpack 2015
April 23, 11:31pm

Re: packing stakes
Ti wires and a few bits of Easton tubing. Silnylon stuff sack MYOG to size. Stuff sack loose in top of pack. Cheers

In GEAR » packing stakes
April 23, 11:29pm

Re: comparison
> Comparing Jansport to the cottage manufacturers is rather unfair considering most of > the cottage industries were left out of the survey. More were invited but did not reply. Some did n...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Internal Frame Packs: a State of the Market Report - Part 2: The Packs
April 23, 5:10pm

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