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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
My Website URLhttp://www.bushwalking.org.au/FAQ/

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All Forum Posts by Roger Caffin

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Re: Packing
> Don't use the stuff sack for your quilt. Just stuff it in and use it to fill up > space. It's also better for the down. What a wonderful way to get a very wet quilt. In my book...

In GEAR » Hints on how to pack a PCT lack tightly?
June 25, 7:21pm

Re: Re: Advice on trailrunners for narrow feet
> Should I continue to wear the heavy wool sock with a lighter liner sock? I do. Cheers

In GEAR » Advice on trailrunners for narrow feet
June 25, 7:17pm

Re: Advice on trailrunners for narrow feet
Also try New Balance. Their web site allows you to search on shoe width - which almost no-one else does. Cheers

In GEAR » Advice on trailrunners for narrow feet
June 25, 7:17pm

Re: MYOG canister stove Ti foil windscreen
> 1) How much space would you leave between the windscreen wall and the sides of the > pot? I'm thinking about 1/4 in.? I usually recommend a bit more than that - about 15 - 20 mm. 2...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG canister stove Ti foil windscreen
June 25, 4:37pm

Re: Price of Ti
> No, I doubt price is the issue. Must be some other reason. Bike frames are made of > Ti and while they're more expensive than aluminum, they're usually comparable in > price to...

In GEAR » Lightweight Trekking Poles
June 25, 2:34am

Re: Train Wreck
> unrealistically small (0L) and large (2500L) sizes I can easily imagine 0 L being PREFERRED! Me too. The 2500 L might actually be cubic inches, which translates to 41 L. Cheers

In GEAR » Planning for a BPL Poll
June 25, 2:22am

Re: Train Wreck
Hi Delmar Oh, I would give it the whole week. I am sure there will be the 'last minute scramble' from some, and they may (or may not) be slightly different from the 'early adopters&#...

In GEAR » Planning for a BPL Poll
June 25, 2:19am

Re: Re: "what a "rocket-base" bottle is?
The really good bit about rocket-base bottles is the cap. It is designed to take the pressure of fizzy water really reliably. I have NEVER had one of those caps leak, either against water or agains...

In GEAR » How to pack a pack? Where to put hydration bladder?
June 24, 5:06pm

Re: Digital backs for classics?
> Wouldn't it be cool if you could attach a digital back to a classic old Leica or Contax? Or to either my OM-2N or OM-2Ti cameras - with ALL their lenses... Sigh.... Any want an OM-2?...

In GEAR » old film camars and slides... what to do?
June 24, 4:37pm

Re: Re: Re: How to pack a pack? Where to put hydration bladder?
> what a "rocket-base" bottle is? As John said, they are used for carbonated drinks, ie fizzy water etc. They are NOT used for 'still water'. Typically they have 5 bulges ...

In GEAR » How to pack a pack? Where to put hydration bladder?
June 24, 2:41am

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