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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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BPL email: roger@backpackinglight.com
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StateNSW
CountryAustralia
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All Forum Posts by Roger Caffin

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Re: Re: Cold weather cooking - stove choices
Hi Nick > I keep reading about the field failures and taking out filters and replacing them > with toilet paper, A shade unfair. The 'light Korean/Chinese canister stoves' are ac...

In GEAR » Cold weather cooking - stove choices
March 06, 1:38pm

Re: IPSO
Hi Robert > * If the product you're purchasing is using a brand-name fabric, you may not be > getting a good value. You're paying for a marketing budget, not a better performance ...

In Editor's Roundtable » ISPO 2014, Munich, Part 2
March 05, 9:01pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Extra line used when using line locks?
Hi Bob > For the cam-type line lock, Um - I use the would 'cam' for something which rotates. Are we talking about the same thing? For reference, a Line-Lok(R) looks like this: http:...

In GEAR » Extra line used when using line locks?
March 05, 8:49pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Extra line used when using line locks?
Hi Bob > What if they do not hold the 1.0mm cord? Is there an easy fix? If the cord is of the plaited design, then yes. What I did was to thread a shortish length of 0.5 mm cord up the mid...

In GEAR » Extra line used when using line locks?
March 05, 2:01pm

Re: Re: Re: help help help
> are you saying that someone who car camps out of their Chevy suburban will have a > different idea of the value of a sleeping bag compared to record setter named uli > steck? You kn...

In Gear Lists » HELP HELP HELP!!!
March 05, 2:10am

Re: help help help
> best WEIGHT/SIZE/WARMTH for PRICE ratio. This is a MYTH. There is no such thing. IT ALL DEPENDS. Cheers

In Gear Lists » HELP HELP HELP!!!
March 04, 1:32pm

Re: Re: Micro-Spikes
Hi Doug It's the Tyvek booties which are the real weak point imho. If you left the soles of the joggers fully exposed, with micro-spikes, I reckon you might do a whole lot better. Yeah, w...

In GEAR » Trail Runners and Snow
March 04, 1:29pm

Re: 950 Fill Power?
Be aware that ever since IDFL started faking the system, USA down FP figures have been unreliable. What they (IDFL) call 950 is probably only 800 or at the best 850, and certainly won't be sust...

In Make Your Own Gear » 950 Fill Power?
March 04, 1:25pm

Re: Extra line used when using line locks?
What Bj and BG wrote. Also, I too attach the linelocs to the tent via a loop so they are replacable. Cheers

In GEAR » Extra line used when using line locks?
March 04, 1:19pm

Re: Re: HELP HELP HELP
You won't find one SB suited to all 4 seasons. It will either be too hot or too cold - or both. Without a good warm mat you will be very cold, regardless. The Vapur may filter out some ba...

In Gear Lists » HELP HELP HELP!!!
March 04, 3:40am

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