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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. :-)
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Re: FMS 300T - how has it held up to long-term use?
> how has the FMS 300T held up to long-term use? Reliable. > do you now use it as your preferred canister stove when not using your inverted stove? A lot of the time, yes. To explain:...

In Gear Deals » Fire Maple Stoves
November 21, 12:46pm

Re: Brass Threads vs. Aluminum Threads
Hi Jim > does it really make that much difference whether your threads are brass or aluminum? > I mean stainless steel is so much harder than either. Not sure where you got the SS bit ...

In GEAR » JetBoil Sol update?
November 20, 5:43pm

Re: leather treatments on hybrid leather/GoreTex boots?
Yes, the leather needs lots of SnowSeal if it is going to handle wet conditions. Of course, expecting the GTX to breathe through well-waxed leather is a bit of wishful thinking. Don't expec...

In GEAR » leather treatments on hybrid leather/GoreTex boots?
November 20, 3:05am

Re: any ideas what they (Ibex, Icebreaker, Smartwool, etc) are using for their new insulated garments?
Bit of Merino wool combined with a lot of spin. Cheers

In Make Your Own Gear » any ideas what they (Ibex, Icebreaker, Smartwool, etc) are using for their new insulated garments?
November 20, 3:02am

Re: most miserable cold night!
> big agnes sleeping air core insulated There's your real problem. That mat will NOT handle those temperatures. It does not have the insulation value. Does not matter what insulation you h...

In GEAR » most miserable cold night!
November 20, 3:00am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Anti-Drone Jamming
> How many pounds of batteries would it take to create a 100 meter radius "dead zone"? That's not how you do it. Take one battery and a high voltage SMPS. Charge up a 1,000V 0....

In GEAR » Anti-Drone !
November 19, 1:46am

partial recant
I will do a partial recant on GTX. Both of us wear full length GTX gaiters and overmitts when ski touring. The GTX fabric seems to limit the anmount of sweat staying inside - sometimes! The GTX...

In GEAR » Return to Goretex in rainy climates?
November 17, 9:01pm

Re: the mysteries of Apex
Clean living, pure thoughts, innocence ... Good dinner, warm before you went to bed, good hat and thermals, and limited wind. And a bit of luck. Cheers

In Make Your Own Gear » The Insulation Mess
November 17, 1:47pm

Re: Return to Goretex in rainy climates?
> Does the non-Goretex argument still hold? Yep. And keep your DRY WARM clothing well sealed inside your pack. The sad reality is that no matter what you wear, you WILL get wet. Gore's...

In GEAR » Return to Goretex in rainy climates?
November 17, 1:40pm

Re: hiking/running tights reccomendations?
Walmart, $5 or less. Cheers

In GEAR » hiking/running tights reccomendations?
November 17, 1:36pm

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