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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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Hi Robert Yeah, time to move. Done. You are having a lot of fun with Ti sheet. Is it CP or 6Al4V? Cheers

In Gear Deals » titanium spatula
March 11, 3:24am

Re: Re: Commercial - moved to Gear Deals
Hi Adam > nice cushy eastern states stuff to deal with ;-) Oh, you mean the 600 m thick layer of solid Mt Banks sandstone interleaved with ironstone? Yeah, right. Cheers

In Gear Deals » A NEW potty trowel - the Deuce of Spades™
March 10, 2:43pm

Re: Shoe lacing anomaly?
Well, the title was 'Useless Information' after all. Me, I doubt it. Cheers

In Philosophy & Technique » Shoe lacing anomaly?
March 10, 12:16am

Commercial - moved to Gear Deals
Commercial - moved to Gear Deals. Not sure right now where the DEAL is though. Aluminium eh ... hum ... I will be interested to see how many digs it survives. Especially in the Australian bush. ...

In Gear Deals » A NEW potty trowel - the Deuce of Spades™
March 10, 12:14am

Re: Recommend me a canister stove.
Stick with the LiteMax - it's a whole lot better than many of the other ones. The Pocket Rocket and Coleman F1 are good examples of what not to buy. The latest Kovea Ti and Fire Maple Ti stov...

In GEAR » Recommend me a canister stove.
March 10, 12:07am

Re: Scientology
Oh yes, we are quite 'clear' about that ... Cheers

In Community Support Forum » Ads are back for Lifetime Member
March 08, 11:59pm

Re: Other options?
Hi Brian > what other overnight options are there for a long distance trip? I'll treat this in a very general way. First of all, you need a total change of mindset. Walking in Europe...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiking and wild camping in Europe: Legal aspects
March 08, 1:53pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Cold weather cooking - stove choices
Hi Paul > second iteration maybe not so accurate - how 'bout we call it the second "release"? Oh, you can call it whatever you like. But it may not describe reality very well....

In GEAR » Cold weather cooking - stove choices
March 07, 1:50pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Cold weather cooking - stove choices
Hi David > Are you saying replacing the sintered brass filter is unnecessary running the > FMS 300T as intended (upright and using good-quality canister like Snowpeak)? Correct. Any dir...

In GEAR » Cold weather cooking - stove choices
March 06, 6:22pm

Re: Re: Cold weather cooking - stove choices
Hi Paul > I'm waiting for at least the second iteration of the Caffin stove before wanting one > of those. Chuckle. R&D is NEVER that simple. The model which went into beta-t...

In GEAR » Cold weather cooking - stove choices
March 06, 1:50pm

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