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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: Re: painting titanium
> Small length of heat shrink tubing... Nope. Really unsuccessful. I tried it. What happens is that the dirt catches on the heatshrink as you poke the Ti wire into the cround, and pushs it u...

In Make Your Own Gear » painting titanium
March 28, 3:15pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Cuben tunnel... Tested
> How wide should be the strip of fabric used for the snow flap (sod cloth)? Silnylon and Cuban are slippery. I suggest 100 mm is too narrow, while 200 mm might be a bit wider than needed. &...

In Make Your Own Gear » myog mountaineering cuben tunnel tent?
March 27, 7:38pm

Re: Re: Re: Cuben tunnel... Tested
Hi Pierre OK, I am impressed. That looks very good. May I copy the photos for possible future use **with full credit to you**? Cheers

In Make Your Own Gear » myog mountaineering cuben tunnel tent?
March 27, 1:17am

Re: Re: Re: Water filter for herbicide/pesticide/fertilizer?
> Does the order of filtering and purifying matter? Could I use a Steripen before or > after and have the same results? Provided the water is clear, yes you can. The UV will not (of course)...

In GEAR » Water filter for herbicide/pesticide/fertilizer?
March 27, 1:12am

Re: Re: Re: painting titanium
Hi Bob Titanium has a nice oxide surface. You might be much better advised to clean the surface carefully and then use a suitable primer. I don't think you need to mechanically abrade the su...

In Make Your Own Gear » painting titanium
March 27, 1:08am

Re: Re: Re: clarification on sumo cup
> Also possible that the welding on the fins was defective, It was a combination of several things in my humble and personal opinion. * Welding aluminium to titanium is not easy, and while...

In Make Your Own Gear » Jetboil cold weather heat exchanger
March 26, 3:21am

Comments
Thanks Matthew Kovea Alpine We may have to wait for more hard details, but a few comments in the meantime. * I really question the value of the thing if all you can put in it is 30 g of gas. ...

In Editor's Roundtable » ISPO 2015: Part 2
March 24, 11:49pm

Re: Dude!!!
No Secret. Just post the request in the thread and then Report the thread. The Report ends up in my email. Um - that will not work if you just want to change the listing because some items have...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » How does one change a Gear Swap heading?
March 24, 9:18pm

Re: MSR Hubba Troubles
> found that the silicon coating on the rain fly had become soft and tacky. Correction: that is a PU coating, and quite common. Silicone polymers do NOT do that. Cheers

In GEAR » MSR Hubba Troubles
March 24, 9:05pm

Floor is worse
That review says the HH of the floor is a pitiful 1200 mm. Ye Gods - it will leak like a sieve whenever you kneel on it! Cheers

In GEAR » MSR Flylite -- Reviews?
March 24, 3:21pm

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