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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
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StateNSW
CountryAustralia
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All Forum Posts by Roger Caffin

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Re: Fire Maple Titanium -aarrrgh!!!
Hi Andy What you experienced is not a fault in the stove. It is a fault in the canister you have. I suspect the nipple has been seriously depressed. Have a look at my article on Lindal Valves: ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Can I Cook in my Tent?
November 14, 9:23pm

Re: Can I Cook in My Tent?
Hi Sam > bottled ethyl alcohol, Overproof Vodka? > your silnylon seems to burn much more slowly than mine. Possible. It suggests different amounts of silicone polymer on the fabric m...

In Editor's Roundtable » Can I Cook in my Tent?
November 13, 8:03pm

Re: Re: valve vs jet
> I'd prick the jet, it'd run for a minute, then it would clog again. Yeah, all you were doing was poking the dirt back inside the jet. Rarely/never works for long: the dirt just blow...

In GEAR » Recommend me a disposal cylinder stove
November 13, 2:01pm

valve vs jet
Hi Jim Funnily enough, it is the tip of the valve where the waxes collect - or maybe I should say condense. They don't get to the jet. So being able to get the needle valve out may be crucia...

In GEAR » Recommend me a disposal cylinder stove
November 13, 2:49am

Re: Thanks to all
> It sounds to me as if you'd better have a good plan for introducing some extra heat > to the canister if you want to use it places like that. Certainly, and planning ahead for that is...

In GEAR » Minimum temperature for inverted canister stove
November 13, 2:40am

Re: Re: Starting with an inverted canister
Hi Jim > with the Coleman PowerMax, I've had relatively few problems with flaring. I've always > put it down to the higher propane content. I will disagree here. The Coleman ...

In GEAR » Minimum temperature for inverted canister stove
November 12, 10:21pm

Re: Re: Canted vs. vertical canister
Hi gary > so we're stuck with wax-gunk no matter what. Shouldn't dirt be rare or non-existant > with quality canisters? No, and Yes. I have had instant block-up with a Chinese c...

In GEAR » Recommend me a disposal cylinder stove
November 12, 9:55pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Can I Cook in my Tent?
> rumor has it that Camping Gaz is not importing puncture type canisters of any type > any more in to the US. Considering the legal hazard they present for the importer and given the situat...

In Editor's Roundtable » Can I Cook in my Tent?
November 12, 9:43pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Can I Cook in my Tent?
Hi Jim > HEET, unless the formulation has radically changed recently, is 99% methyl alcohol. > See MSDS for HEET. Perhaps a clarification is in order? I dare say you are right. I see the...

In Editor's Roundtable » Can I Cook in my Tent?
November 12, 9:39pm

Excessive
Most people drink far more water than they need. The whole 'hydration' myth is just that: something concocted by the drinks companies to get you to buy their product. OK - they have to live...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Water Strategy
November 12, 9:33pm

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