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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: GoLite
Hi Nick > They moved away from their core competency. Seven words - far more succinct. Cheers

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » GoLite news
October 29, 3:22pm

Re: Re: bumping
> the argument against that was the people who don't want to see the bumps Wrong. That has almost nothing to do with it. The reason we ban Bumps is because without that ban you would get...

In Gear Swap » Bumping Not Allowed People
October 29, 3:17pm

Re: Yet another shoe question
You could try reading some of our reviews of New Balance shoes. The NB web site lets you search for size, width and last, so you can focus on what will fit your feet. > support for a high arc...

In GEAR » Yet another shoe question
October 29, 3:11pm

Re: Re: Easy
> There are at least 15 different threads for any topic you can think of. On well > moderated forums this does not happen. You would need several really fanatically dedicated monitors! Sou...

In Gear Swap » Bumping Not Allowed People
October 29, 12:15am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: thermal pro
> It would shine more in smaller items like hats, mittens, jackets, etc, and not quilts > or bags. Hats, yes, jackets maybe but pack straps would trash it, mittens - unlikely imho. They g...

In GEAR » high loft wool sweater
October 29, 12:13am

Re: GoLite
> Maybe GoLite tried to fill a need that has been filled by others more effectively A different perspective (from a business investment point of view) is as follows: The founders managed to ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » GoLite news
October 28, 3:52pm

Re: Locking zipper help
Greg is right. You can't operate a locking zip slider with a string pull. It just does not work reliably. Replacing locking sliders with non-locking ones can be fraught with other problems -...

In GEAR » Locking zipper help
October 27, 11:31pm

Re: Re: poluticians
Hi Nick > poluticians isn't in my dictionary. What does it mean? It's a carefuly crafted pun. Few politicians do anything more than just pollute the environment - sometimes just by ...

In Philosophy & Technique » LEAVE NO TRACE
October 27, 2:53pm

Re: Oatmeal
> I've gotten tired of instant oatmeal packets, But that stuff is not oatmeal. Try some raw oatmeal instead. Cheers

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » The trail food you just can't stand.
October 26, 11:54pm

Re: Re: idea for unique extreme cold weather top insulation
> pads like the Xtherm or Downmats, in conjunction with foam pads, in more extreme cold > weather environs? Just a tangential comment, which anyone who has ever camped in really cold con...

In GEAR » idea for unique extreme cold weather top insulation.
October 26, 11:52pm

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