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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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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Additional feedback on stove so far
Hi Kevin Far too many assumptions there, and mostly wrong. >2 people would likely use a larger pot, You do NOT need a larger pot. I use a 1.5 L pot which works fine. As snow melts into wa...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Evolution of a Winter Stove - Part 4 - Lessons Learnt
September 25, 3:50pm

Re: filter filtering
Hi Karl > It should be easy to make a solution of a common bacteria and run tests to check. It > would be very difficult to do for viruses. It is easy to plate and check agar plates. T...

In Editor's Roundtable » RapidPure Filters Review
September 25, 3:29pm

RapidPure response to Questions
Official reply: 'Regarding freezing as long as the filter element is not wet when frozen there are no problems. If the filter element is wet and freezes we can not say there will not be damage...

In Editor's Roundtable » RapidPure Filters Review
September 25, 5:26am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Additional feedback on stove so far
> This stove wouldn't be used for melting snowwater for more than 2 people max Chuckle. Never bet on something you don't know. Cheers

In Editor's Roundtable » The Evolution of a Winter Stove - Part 4 - Lessons Learnt
September 24, 11:43pm

Re: Re: Re: Steripen and iPhone light - baby's bottles!
Hi RogerDodger Imitation is the ... All good fun and not meant as mockery. It's raining (kinda hard) here and I am stuck inside. Cheers

In GEAR » Steripen and iPhone light
September 24, 11:40pm

Re: Re: Re-shockcording Tent Poles - What type & length of shock cord to use?
All of what Daryl wrote - definitely! Cheers

In GEAR » Re-shockcording Tent Poles - What type & length of shock cord to use?
September 24, 11:38pm

Re: Re: Re: Great Article, Interesting Tech
Hi Sean OK, interesting. Just don't put the 18650 batteries in an old Steripen Classic! Lotsa smoke ... > Been thinking of doing a detailed post of my UL solar setup Get the lead out,...

In Editor's Roundtable » RapidPure Filters Review
September 24, 11:37pm

Re: Re: How do you know when your rapid pure becomes a rapid dodgy?
Hi Ken > Any problem with freezing? Dunno, to be honest. I would not expect there to be too many problems, because of the way the filter works. I will ask. Cheers

In Editor's Roundtable » RapidPure Filters Review
September 24, 10:30pm

Re: Great Article, Interesting Tech
> it would be nice to pop the cell out of my headlamp in the daytime to purify my water. Now that is something I would try hard to never do. Why? Because there would be a serious risk of kil...

In Editor's Roundtable » RapidPure Filters Review
September 24, 10:29pm

Re: How do you know when your rapid pure becomes a rapid dodgy?
Hi Andy and Colin Good questions. I will try to ask RapidPure for comment. Cheers

In Editor's Roundtable » RapidPure Filters Review
September 24, 7:00pm

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