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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.bushwalkingnsw.org.au/FAQ/

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All Forum Posts by Roger Caffin

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Re: nylon vs polyester
Hi Lawson > I recently purchased a polyester yarn that had 10.60 g/den tenacity. Yeah, that IS high. Nylon 6,6 gets close, maybe up to 9.8, while nylon 6 is much lower. I can imagine that t...

In Gear Deals » #Moonlight tent ...
June 03, 1:26am

Re: Re: silnylon rain gear question
> could tell no difference between the way it feels to be wet and the way it feels to > have wet silnylon against your skin. I sympathise! The water against your skin will be condensed ...

In GEAR » silnylon rain gear question
June 02, 4:21pm

Re: Re: coffee tootsie rolls!!! and more about burning fat while hiking...
> Given our relative body sizes and pack loads, she and I probably should split at > least 60:40 in my favor to achieve equal % weight loss. Some of the early epic Antarctic explorations ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » caffeine pills instead of coffee?
June 02, 4:13pm

Re: Sticker Shock, need a new plan
> i can not afford to eat a $10.00 dinner on the trail for a week or even weekend. Have you checked what your weekly food budget at home is like? I think you are complaining a bit too much. ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Sticker Shock, need a new plan
June 02, 4:03pm

Re: when the world of high fashion and technical outerwear intersect many times
What a waste of good down! Um - maybe it was cheap feathers instead? Cheers

In GEAR » when the world of high fashion and technical outerwear intersect many times
June 02, 3:59pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Mids in Wind, Storms
> I'm guessing this would be sufficient: Looks good to me. Cheers

In GEAR » 'Mids in Wind, Storms
June 02, 1:28am

Re: Re: Re: silnylon rain gear question
> Well if sil doesn't wet out, etc, why can't I shake nearly all the water off after > a good rain on a sil tarp? IF the surface is staying really wet - which does not normally happ...

In GEAR » silnylon rain gear question
June 02, 1:26am

Re: tarp -> tent
Rather neat and clean. Cheers

In Make Your Own Gear » tarp -> tent
June 02, 1:15am

Re: Glue/expoxy for carbon fiber tent pole sleeve insert thingy
Any epoxy or superglue will work. Cheers

In GEAR » Glue/expoxy for carbon fiber tent pole sleeve insert thingy
June 01, 5:34pm

Re: Seeking shoe advice for 1200km hike
Forget all the membrane shoes: they are heavier and they make your feet go 'pruney'. And if you get water inside them, the water can NOT drain out. Low-cut light-weight joggers will be f...

In GEAR » Seeking shoe advice for 1200km hike
June 01, 5:32pm

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