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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: Largish Rattlesnake Encounter in Sierras
Nice pics. Fat snake. Seeing venomous snakes is quite common here in Oz in some places. We go around. Cheers

In Photo Gallery » Largish Rattlesnake Encounter in Sierras
September 24, 3:23pm

Re: Commercial Tyvek Shoes
I am sure they would last at least 100 m (that's metres, not miles). Cheers

In GEAR » Commercial Tyvek Shoes
September 23, 4:36am

Re: OK
Hi Eric > I'll make the total cord length 75% of the pole length and hope for good tension. Eh - best allow for some tuning, because I do not know what shock cord you have. Probably di...

In GEAR » Re-shockcording Tent Poles - What type & length of shock cord to use?
September 23, 4:33am

Re: Steripen and iPhone light
> This would be a tough, challenging and lucrative invention. Probably, for all three. But it would get ruthlessly and totally panned here at BPL. The iPhone light does NOT generate the req...

In GEAR » Steripen and iPhone light
September 23, 4:19am

Re: Mental status test with no aids.
> I know what kind of mental arithmetic I can do And when you can't remember what mental arithmetic you should be trying to do? :-) Actually, hypoglycemia can have similar effects imho...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » SpO2 levels on whitney
September 22, 3:19pm

Re: shock cord - Spectra in middle, Knot, length
> which width of Spectra do you use and what knot do you use to tie to the shock cord? Oh, pretty light stuff - 1 mm or less. Spectra and Dyneema are awfully strong. Rubbing and wearing would b...

In GEAR » Re-shockcording Tent Poles - What type & length of shock cord to use?
September 22, 3:15pm

An alternative for techies
The single AA idea is good - better than 3 D cells, but you can go lighter and keep a good battery life. No, not a coin cell, but any small rechargeable lithium battery out of a dead phone. You hav...

In GEAR » Single AA battery headlamps
September 22, 3:05pm

Re: Potty trowel
> I figure if the spot looks good to me than it might have looked good to someone else. Good practice is to lay two short solid dead sticks in a cross over the hole after you fill it in. Or may...

In GEAR » Potty trowel
September 22, 2:59pm

Re: Re: Re: Hat's Off
Now there's a challenge for you Kat - Trail Cam photo of one of your mountain lions wearing one of your hats! Cheers PS - where's that article?

In GEAR » The Perfect Wool Hat
September 22, 3:56am

Re: Windshirts
> Bummer is its wearing out...and they don't make it anymore. :( MYOG! Cheers

In GEAR » Breathability, CFM and windshirts?
September 22, 3:53am

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