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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.bushwalkingnsw.org.au/FAQ/

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All Forum Posts by Roger Caffin

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Re: MSR Pocket Rocket options
Almost anything would be better imho. But everyone knows what I think of the PR. BRS-3000T FMS-116T FMS-300T GS(T)-100 There may be a couple of others I have not thought of. Anything heav...

In GEAR » MSR Pocket Rocket options
April 21, 4:57pm

Re: Wood Frame Pack
I LIKE it, very much. I use an external frame somewhat like that. Carries just beautifully. Your sewing might be crap - but you MADE it, and it works. cheers

In Make Your Own Gear » Wood Frame Pack
April 21, 4:58am

BRS-3000T pricing
I wondered about the current price for this stove. Sales must have been very good, as the price on the Gearbest web site is now down to $10.99 with promo code BRS3000TCM, posted. Pretty amazing, ...

In Editor's Roundtable » BRS-3000T stove Spotlite Review
April 19, 12:43am

Re: Inverted Canister (MSR Universal)
Hi Eric As you doubtless know, I am a fan of remote canister stoves. :-) I often use mine in the shoulder seasons as well, just because it is so light. For summer use - I have never used a re...

In GEAR » DIY canister stove windscreen
April 18, 4:40pm

Re: Cuddling Couple Sleep System
Hi Sophia Ah well, I imagine many here know that is exactly what my wife and I do. Airmats: parallel-sided ones work much better. Exped UL-7s work for us. Tie tapes around the mats so we d...

In GEAR » Cuddling Couple Sleep System
April 18, 4:37pm

Re: Re: Is a bucket/basin worthwhile for personal hygiene on trips more than a couple of days?
> I got pretty good at giving myself a quick leg and foot wash with a bandana and > about half a cup of water. No basin needed. Yep, if not near water. Takes very little water really. O...

In GEAR » Is a bucket/basin worthwhile for personal hygiene on trips more than a couple of days?
April 18, 4:29pm

Re: #1 complaint about packing
Funny. I roll up my air mat and my wife's airmat in the morning. OK, they are a bit big and they flap around, but by folding lengthways and then rolling gently I have no problems. Packing up...

In Philosophy & Technique » #1 complaint about packing
April 18, 4:26pm

Re: RE: fire
Hi Edward OK, understood. However, we need to look at a few constraints. First off, if you make the inside of any snow shelter warmer than 0 C, the shelter is going to melt. Water, icy cold w...

In Winter Hiking » Fires and stoves in snow shelters
April 18, 4:20pm

Re: Perhaps..but,
> Unless you apply the heat in a controlled fashion, the effect on the cannister is > inconsistent at best. Your mileage may vary. I have no trouble getting a consistent warming of the cani...

In GEAR » DIY canister stove windscreen
April 16, 4:46pm

Re: Is it even possible to stay dry in a rain forest? Should I just give up?
Hi Dihn You are half way there. A few more steps are needed. What is the problem? Condensation falling on your gear, wetting everything. Why is there condensation? Because you and your...

In GEAR » Is it even possible to stay dry in a rain forest? Should I just give up?
April 16, 4:41pm

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