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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: Re: Re: Hat's Off
Now there's a challenge for you Kat - Trail Cam photo of one of your mountain lions wearing one of your hats! Cheers PS - where's that article?

In GEAR » The Perfect Wool Hat
September 22, 3:56am

Re: Windshirts
> Bummer is its wearing out...and they don't make it anymore. :( MYOG! Cheers

In GEAR » Breathability, CFM and windshirts?
September 22, 3:53am

Re: Re-shockcording Tent Poles - What type & length of shock cord to use?
For my tents I use a length of 3 mm bungee about 1/3 of the whole pole, but I add Spectra string to the ends to bring it up to about 3/4 pole length. I put the bungee cord in the middle, and make t...

In GEAR » Re-shockcording Tent Poles - What type & length of shock cord to use?
September 22, 2:10am

Re: Re: What ARE "summer nighttime temps" where you backpack?
> it can be cold enough to start freezing your milk while you're eating your last > day's breakfast cereal (~ 15 degrees), Yeah, but if you're smart you let it freeze, then tap ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What ARE "summer nighttime temps" where you backpack?
September 22, 2:04am

Re: locknut
> 5 minutes with some abrasive paper will fix that ... Makes the stove lighter too. Can't argue with that. :-) Cheers

In Editor's Roundtable » The Evolution of a Winter Stove - Part 4 - Lessons Learnt
September 20, 9:01pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Salami
Hi David > transported, stored, and displayed unrefrigerated. Looks right to me! Cheers

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Salami
September 20, 3:04pm

Re: Re: Re: Salami
> Roger, what temperature is "warm" to you? Ah well, you need to allow for a bit of Australian understatement at times. Or maybe exaggeration - that too. :-) How about we say that an...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Salami
September 20, 3:01am

Re: Requested update
Not a disclaimer: a disclosure. Very different. A sentence or two will suffice, just so a casual reader who does not know you will know where you stand. "I am a fan, user and now a reseller...

In Gear Deals » Tyvek Inner Mesh Tents, Singles and Doubles Available.
September 20, 1:13am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Found a couple more options
Hi Bob > they don't even have to use a microprocessor (overkill). Instead, they use > programmable logic device such as FPGA. They could, they could, but would they? A Lattice iCE40...

In GEAR » Single AA battery headlamps
September 20, 1:05am

Re: How iffy is October in Tuolumne with Kids?
As you go up in altitude, you go up in risk from bad weather. Australian Xmas is mid-summer, and you may have heard about our summers. I have had sleet in the mountains on Boxing Day. Yeah, and ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » How iffy is October in Tuolumne with Kids?
September 20, 12:49am

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