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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.bushwalking.org.au/FAQ/

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All Forum Posts by Roger Caffin

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Re: has anyone tested the new Primus winter gas?
It's an old bit of marketing spin, and I am not sure Primus ever really tried to sell the canisters. The concept was shot down a year or two ago. Fwiiw: Their Power Gas mix will work fine ...

In GEAR » has anyone tested the new Primus winter gas?
November 27, 10:53pm

Re: How to join polycro to silnylon?
Problem! You can get a siloxane tape which will bond (very well) to silnylon, but it relies on making a chemical bond with the silicone polymer in the fabric. It will be quite poor on polycro - as...

In Make Your Own Gear » How to join polycro to silnylon?
November 26, 1:25pm

Re: IKEA woodstove
Hi Dave Thanks. Neat. Cheers

In GEAR » Cheap things that work as good or better than expensive things
November 26, 1:22pm

Re: Kelvinator or Ama Dablam
Sigh. I was expecting a discussion of whether to buy a new Kelvinator refrigerator or to go on a trip to Ama Dablam. Cheers

In GEAR » Kelvinator or Ama Dablam
November 25, 6:08pm

Re: Cheap things that work as good or better than expensive things
Common Bic lighters, instead of all those deluxe heavy things. Cheapest baseplate compass I can find - works just as well as the really expensive and heavy ones. Empty rocket-base 1.25 L PET ...

In GEAR » Cheap things that work as good or better than expensive things
November 25, 6:07pm

Re: Cheap is easy too
> And my woodstove is (or was) an IKEA silverware wash/dry container, cut up for better airflow. Cost = about $6 Weight? Cheers

In GEAR » Cheap things that work as good or better than expensive things
November 25, 6:02pm

Re: Re: Pushing Too Hard
> Once I am hiking for any period of time, most of my blood is devoted toward servicing > my large muscles. As a result, there isn't much left to go for digestion starting at > the s...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Nausea & Throwing Up
November 25, 5:59pm

re Teeth
What Barry said. Cheers

In GEAR » What do you use to eat with in the backcountry?
November 25, 12:41pm

Re: cutting tool for heavy duty foil
Well, from a theoretical PoV, you will never get a PERFECT circle. OK, that sounds like nit-picking, but it isn't. If you mark out your circle first using a really good circle template, mayb...

In Make Your Own Gear » cutting tool for heavy duty foil
November 25, 12:35pm

Re: What do you use to eat with in the backcountry?
My Teeth Cheers

In GEAR » What do you use to eat with in the backcountry?
November 24, 11:45pm

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