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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: Re
> what is different on the Classic 3 over the older Classic? Read the reviews. That is what they are there for. Cheers

In GEAR » Steripen advice
June 20, 4:40pm

Duplicate deleted, and this thread moved to photography. Cheers Roger Caffin

In Photography » P&S's, The Sony RX100, And Sensor Dust... Something Not Often Discussed!
June 20, 4:09pm

Re: Re: Alcohol Stove with shut off valve
Hi Dan Can I take the Fifth? I think the real problem with alky stoves is a combination of novices and spilt alcohol. And it's a real problem. Sure, felt liners to hold the alcohol help, ...

In GEAR » Alcohol Stove with shut off valve
June 19, 9:12pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: mountaineering tents
Hi Justin > If you piled a bunch of snow up to make a wall around your pyramid tent, would that > work for blown snow? Or would the wind just blow away the snow wall eventually? It works...

In GEAR » mountaineering tents
June 19, 9:07pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: UV units
> So does anyone know the difference between the original adventurer and the Opti? Sure, we have some fine reviews of them all.

In GEAR » Steripen advice
June 19, 8:59pm

Re: UV units
> I usually just take my little Sawyer squeeze because I have had my Hep A and B > vaccinations. Ah, then you will be immune to viral dysentery, won't you? Or not, as the case may be...

In GEAR » Steripen advice
June 19, 4:21pm

UL Rating ????
> provided that such devices are approved by Underwriters Laboratory Inc Off the top of my head, I cannot think of a single backpacking stove that has ever been NEAR an Underwriters Laborator...

In GEAR » Alcohol Stove with shut off valve
June 19, 4:16pm

Re: Steripen advice
The Opti is good, and has been reviewed here at BPL. The newer Classic 3 may be just slightly better, and it too has been reviewed here. Note: Classic THREE, not the original Classic. Cheers

In GEAR » Steripen advice
June 19, 4:20am

Re: Re: Re: Re: mountaineering tents
Hi Justin > What are sod clothes? Sorry, I don't speak Australian. Various people have already explained what the term means. It applies to tents for bad weather. It is not specifically ...

In GEAR » mountaineering tents
June 19, 4:16am

Re: Re: Well my goodness!
Hi Ian > I will be leaving on an Alaskan Cruise so my hiking opportunities will be limited. Can we expect a few good photos on your return? Cheers

In Gear Deals » In honor of Bob Gross, buy a foam pad and get 10% off
June 18, 4:18pm

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