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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: waterproofing for fabrics
Hi Bob First thing: do not mix silicone sprays and fluorocarbone treatments: they are totally incompatible. If you do, nothing will work thereafter. Scotchguard was a silicone spray. Next thi...

In GEAR » waterproofing for fabrics
February 10, 1:31pm

Re: MSR simmering in response to RCaffin
Hi Bryant > The newer "valve seat" doesn't have this seemingly simpler mechanism and the > primary seat appears to be a nearly flat plate followed by a tapered plug That...

In GEAR » MSR Whisperlite Universal flame control question (Roger Caffin please read)
February 09, 11:35pm

Re: Re: Scrambling Boot recommendation needed
Hi Tad Looking at the first photo: yes, I would consider travelling that route in joggers, but maybe not in boots. However, going on that first photo, I would not be very happy with the instr...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Scrambling Boot recommendation needed
February 09, 6:39pm

Re: Scrambling Boot recommendation needed
> Lightweight hiking boots and trail running shoes are not allowed on course field > trips and club scrambles. They have to be over the ankle. Change instructor or club. These ones are inco...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Scrambling Boot recommendation needed
February 09, 1:40pm

Re: MSR Whisperlite Universal flame control question (Roger Caffin please read)
Yeah, I was 'out'. Now I am back. Well, I never got the Whisperlite to simmer really well, but as so many others have noted, a low pressure does help. That said, it IS possible to simmer...

In GEAR » MSR Whisperlite Universal flame control question (Roger Caffin please read)
February 08, 11:12pm

Re: iPhone ?
> You forgot about the mirrors. My bad. Cheers

In On the Web » Why doesn't my phone run on propane?
February 06, 2:45pm

Re: Re: you may not like this
> On the website it says the palms are leather. The PALMS may be made of leather, but the damage is on the thumb. I suspect the thumbs are made from that cheap fake leather stuff you see on som...

In Make Your Own Gear » Fix holes/rip in Gloves
February 06, 2:42pm

you may not like this
It is still a bit hard to judge from the photos, but the glove material looks like single-coated fabric. That is, the base fabric has a single layer of coating on one side - and that coating is ver...

In Make Your Own Gear » Fix holes/rip in Gloves
February 06, 12:28am

Re: Why doesn't my phone run on propane?
Your iPhone cannot run on propane because it really runs on smoke. This is well known. Cheers

In On the Web » Why doesn't my phone run on propane?
February 06, 12:20am

Re: Unexpected ending.
> following streams up boulder-strewn gorges, Oh yeah, been there too, here in Oz. You find all sorts of things. That's a really good photo. Cheers

In Photo Gallery » Unexpected ending.
February 04, 2:13pm

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