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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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All Forum Posts by Roger Caffin

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Re: Pad Help - Uncomfortable nights
Have you read our review of mats? The Air Core was not a favorite.

In GEAR » Pad Help - Uncomfortable nights
October 24, 4:50pm

Re: Not Answering Your Question
> I really wanted a high-loft wool layer for a warm when wet bit of durable insulation. Unfortunately wool fails all of those requirements. It is not warm when wet - it can be quite lossy whil...

In GEAR » high loft wool sweater
October 23, 3:55pm

Re: Ti spoons
Toaks listed spoon price: $10.95 (ditto on Amazon) Toaks listed spoon weight: 16 g Origin: China (yeah, quite possibly all brands from Kingsound) GSI Lexan (BPA FREE) spoon listed price $1.95 ...

In GEAR » Long handled ti spoons
October 23, 3:44pm

Re: Re: cigarette plug USB charger
Hi David > Then I'm going to play with unregulated solar cells. Seems to me that as long as the > PV doesn't exceed the max charging rate (in amps) and is disconnected before the ...

In GEAR » cigarette plug USB charger
October 22, 2:39pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Supplex Mountain Shirt
Open the zip down the front. Even make it a bit longer. Cheers

In Make Your Own Gear » Supplex Mountain Shirt
October 22, 1:35am

Re: MYOG caldera cone...titanium
> .02" grade 2 titanium Heavy! Cheers

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG caldera cone...titanium
October 21, 7:04pm

Re: Re: Re: Down Bag rating inflation over the years?
> "The ratings have changed due to global warming. ;-)" > No, Andy, it's the guns. At this point the Moderator steps in and bans EVERYONE. Cheers PS: humour!

In GEAR » Down Bag rating inflation over the years?
October 21, 3:07pm

Re: test and video -- normal operation?
A little puff of gas does often happen during connection. It shouldn't, but it does. Spin the stove on and off fast, with ventilation. A steady leak on the other hand is BAD! Cheers

In GEAR » Snow Peak LiteMax stove malfunction? or was it the canister's fault? or maybe just my own stupidity?
October 21, 3:04pm

Re: Re: Re: A bit of Giardia with a Chlorine Dioxide chaser
Within limits, yes, for some bugs. But chemicals are marginal for Giardia anyhow. Cheers

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » A bit of Giardia with a Chlorine Dioxide chaser
October 21, 2:58pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Renewable down standard
When done ethically, the down from birds on Eastern European 'down farms' is collected at the peak of the moult, when the birds are shedding all the old down. It almost falls off. Is it sti...

In On the Web » Renewable down standard
October 21, 3:32am

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