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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: how much does 100 weight polartec fleece weigh per sq yard?
Hi Kat Obviously, it weighs 100. I just don't know the units ... :-) More seriously, my memory is that there were various fabrics with the '100 weight' description, at varying gs...

In Make Your Own Gear » how much does 100 weight polartec fleece weight per sq yard?
December 30, 12:48pm

Re: Re: Re: Brass Threads vs. Aluminum Threads
Hi Jim > After months on the trail, their stoves are fine, Oh, a brass thread should last many years. Mine (GST-100) died in France, but I had been using it fairly intensively for well ove...

In GEAR » JetBoil Sol update?
December 28, 1:11pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Leaking canister.
> Are you a parrot salesman? No. I'm a stove salesman... Cheers

In GEAR » Leaking canister.
December 28, 3:31am

Re: Re: Re: Leaking canister.
Hi Jerry > I think it's a manufacturing defect. Problem there - it didn't leak before you got it and used it. It only started to leak after you used it. Bit hard to see a manufacftu...

In GEAR » Leaking canister.
December 27, 1:54pm

Re: Leaking canister.
In most cases a leak in the Lindal valve is caused by dirt geting into the seal region. Sadly, I have to point out this is usually a user fault, and so is not covered by any warrantees. I never ...

In GEAR » Leaking canister.
December 27, 3:49am

Re: cup size
> 3 cups= 710 ml Yeah, well, our GSI cups are 350 mL each. But a guy NEEDS his coffee! Cheers

In GEAR » Pot
December 24, 11:46pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Lowest Workable Canister Pressure
> 122 F/50 C is not so hot you can't touch it - just "warm" or "hot" Not really how I would put it. It is generally recognised that 40 C is about the limit for an ...

In GEAR » how cold can you use a liquid feed canister stove?
December 23, 1:22pm

Re: Valid call?
> It appears that all of those here who participate in SAR operations would prefer a > call earlier rather than later. Funny about that. Cheers

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Criticism after 'car park rescue' of Cairngorm walker
December 23, 1:11pm

Condensation?
No top vent. Could be some condensation at times. Cheers

In GEAR » Altaplex – zpacks now has the ultimate tent
December 22, 1:20am

Geez ...
I never even got a chance to say 'marketing spin'... :-) Cheers

In GEAR » Why don't manfucaturers list the fill wieght of down jackets?
December 21, 3:45am

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