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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: pressure regulator on stock jetbol sol titanium
Fred > pressure regulator is more than just marketing. No Fred, it is 100% marketing spin and nothing else. The spin-doctor claims you have repeated have been thoroughly debunked, and anyhow...

In Gear Deals » Ruta Locura Sale/ New stove setup
July 30, 4:29pm

Re: 2.5 oz rain shell
> The 75 gram (2.64 oz) rain jacket from Berghaus is what gets my attention. > HH = 15k. Wonder how well that works.... Sounds awfully like a plastic trash bag to me. Cheers

In GEAR » New products announced at European outdoor show
July 30, 4:07am

Re: Seems Hinky!
Hi Lane > Tent fabric is very porous (H2O is very large compared oxygen hence why they can > block water, but still "breathe") Sorry, but this is completely false. Neither siln...

In GEAR » Carbon monoxide death?
July 30, 4:04am

Re: Peak Vents on Pyramids
If you don't put them in at the start, you will after the first condensation shower. Cheers

In Make Your Own Gear » Peak Vents on Pyramids
July 29, 3:57am

Re: Listing a bunch of stuff on Gear Swap, how to group them together?
Hi Ian I see the problem, but I can't tell which approach is the best. I think I would group by category myself, but there's no rules about that. Price drops - >2%, fine. Cheers

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Listing a bunch of stuff on Gear Swap, how to group them together?
July 28, 4:23pm

Re: Clarification
> this shell will be used for multiday, high output, sometimes off trail travel in > winter conditions in Wyoming. That means freezing wind and blowing snow. Most > precip is "dry&...

In GEAR » High End Fastpacking Jacket for Bad Weather
July 28, 4:20pm

Re: ExtremTextil 20d vs 40d silnylon
20D for up in the air, 40D for groundsheets. I worried about ponchos tearing on bushes, but in the field in the rain they slid over the scrub very easily. Never had a single tear. But MYOG is p...

In Make Your Own Gear » ExtremTextil 20d vs 40d silnylon
July 28, 4:14pm

Too much bad vibes
Hi all I think we should wind this thread up and put it to bed. Enough has been said. We would like BPL to return to happiness. Cheers Roger Caffin Online Community Moderator Backpacking L...

In Gear Swap » Suggestions for solving a Gear Swap dispute?
July 26, 3:54pm

Re: BRS-3000T Windscreen?
There is of course zero reason to mention the type of burner. The same windscreen (as described by DT) will work with any upright canister stove, and with most any remote canister stove as well. ...

In GEAR » BRS-3000T Windscreen?
July 25, 5:34am

C4 Cheers

July 24, 3:52am

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