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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: Failing number 8 zippers
> I try to make my tents and other stuff so that replacing just the worn out slider is a > simple matter of taking out a few stitches, sliding on the new one and stitching it closed. To...

In GEAR » Failing #3 Zippers?
October 01, 3:39pm

Re: Position
Hi Colin > I don't think the concerns raised so far deserve this ridicule. I also received some email which was a bit more 'pointed' in attacking RapidPure. Cheers

In Editor's Roundtable » RapidPure Filters Review
October 01, 3:36pm

Re: Re: Pockets
> I would like pants with only front and back pockets, none on the leg. I hate pockets on the back as well. Putting stuff there is an invitation to loss - or discomfort. And the iPhone6 reputed...

In GEAR » Are Women's Down Jacket's Inferior to Men's Versions???
October 01, 3:34pm

Re: Germany
The mountains are great, but make sure you get INTO the mountains. The edges of the mountains seem to be jam-packed with tourists, especially during holidays, because they can drive there. Cheers

In Pre-Trip Planning » Germany
October 01, 1:37am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Recommendation for a titanium cup?
Hi Ian > There's a pretty good body of evidence out there showing (potential) problems > in humans from plasticizers. True, no argument about the hazards of plasticisers. But you d...

In GEAR » Recommendation for a titanium cup?
October 01, 1:33am

Re: Re: Re: Recommendation for a titanium cup?
> While there's lots of theories out there about how toxic (and which plastics are worse,) And much of it is nothing more than urban myth. But people love their myths. The hazard (to yo...

In GEAR » Recommendation for a titanium cup?
September 30, 8:52pm

Re: Are Women's Down Jacket's Inferior to Men's Versions???
First define 'inferior'. I think what you are seeing here is a triumph of idiot marketing spin over functionality. The Women's models are NOT designed for performance; they are for f...

In GEAR » Are Women's Down Jacket's Inferior to Men's Versions???
September 30, 6:31pm

Re: RapidPure filters
Hi Sam As far as flow rate is concerned - for equal heights, the RapidPure ones seem to be about 10 times faster. This hard fact seems to be giving a lot of people much anguish, with all sorts o...

In Editor's Roundtable » RapidPure Filters Review
September 30, 5:38am

Re: bivy blizzards
I suspect you do not yet know what a serious storm is like in the snow country :-) Well ... do it for one night near some good shelter or trailhead. Only way to really find out. Would I try i...

In Winter Hiking » bivy blizzards
September 30, 5:29am

Re: Blown Snow
> The blown-snow issue could be solved by just building a little snow wall. Not even > "building," really, just pushing. ROTFLMAO You haven't seen how fast a good wind can co...

In GEAR » Lightest tent for snow?
September 28, 7:41pm

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