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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
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: Re: Re: Re: Re: myog mountaineering cuben tunnel tent?
Hi Rog Drawings! Photos! Sounds interesting. However, I have not used the Beman brand. Cheers

In Make Your Own Gear » myog mountaineering cuben tunnel tent?
August 29, 3:38pm

Re: Re: Re: BPL always satisfies
> I can walk into the wilderness buck naked, They already do that in Germany once a year ... Pretty horrible sight at times too. > make a knife from obsidian, Try doing that in our san...

In GEAR » is a knife a non-essential item?
August 29, 3:28pm

Re: The trail food you just can't stand.
For us it was Coco-Pops. We bought some in Spain once for breakfast. They were so revolting that we threw the packet out after the first meal. Cheers

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » The trail food you just can't stand.
August 28, 2:51pm

Re: Re: Re: Your quilt is violating a Patent!
> "top and bottom shell panels is releasable and restorable" I found that part obscure. Eventually I decided it referred to a zip down the side between the top and bottom layers. Fun...

In GEAR » Your quilt is violating a Patent!
August 28, 2:45pm

The lack of logic in bumping
The reason we ban bumping is that it simply does not work the way you think: it just clutters up the disk file. Imagine we have 30 people posting a FS notice. Some will be down the bottom of the...

In Gear Swap » Bumping Not Allowed People
August 28, 2:42pm

Re: eVent
eVent and GTX, and ... all work fine for splash protection, but they are not really waterproof at depth (high pressure). The only stuff I would really trust is heavy PVC-coated nylon with welded se...

In GEAR » Packing a wet single wall tent
August 28, 2:33pm

Re: Re: Re: Wool is warmer
Hi Andy Sorry, no. The concept of 'unbiased' is a hard one when there are millions of $$ involved. The lab I was at ran some of those trials. But even though the researchers made posi...

In GEAR » Gear for freezing rain
August 28, 12:44am

What is the origin of the name 'karo step'??
Lots of hits on google, nothing I could find about the origin of the name 'karo step'. Anyone got any idea? Cheers

In Make Your Own Gear » Delta Karo Step?
August 28, 12:39am

Re: Your quilt is violating a Patent!
Just so everyone understands what I am trying to say: read the last line. The Patent Office let that patent app through! HOW, and WHY????? Cheers

In GEAR » Your quilt is violating a Patent!
August 28, 12:37am

Your quilt is violating a Patent!
Patent Number US 5199121 A Publication date Apr 6, 1993 Original Assignee Down Lite Products, Inc. Adjustable fill comforter Abstract A comforter comprising an outer fabric shell containin...

In GEAR » Your quilt is violating a Patent!
August 27, 6:31pm

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