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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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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: BPL's 78th Thread on TP
> Mark your spot with a couple of 12" sticks making an 'X', We (my wife and I) do that anyhow. We can avoid each other that way! Cheers

In Editor's Roundtable » Delmar's Poll
July 15, 6:20pm

Re: Favorite Powdered Electrolyte Drinks?
Another yukky triumph of marketing over common sense. Hear those cash register bells... Cheers

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Favorite Powdered Electrolyte Drinks?
July 15, 6:18pm

re the horde
I'm selfish - with Bob M. Cheers

In Philosophy & Technique » People who don't enjoy camping
July 15, 6:16pm

Re: What does everyone think of the new US Topo map type from USGS?
Ah - photo-topo maps. The Australian mapping authority tried that many years ago. It was pretty much a disaster, for the obvious reasons. Pretty enough to look at on the wall, but almost impossibl...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What does everyone think of the new US Topo map type from USGS?
July 15, 6:14pm

Re: Re: Evazote
> +2 to Roger, a great option - two pads weigh in at 350g (about 12oz) Ah ... what? My grey 1/8" mats weigh about 80 g each. Cheers

In GEAR » looking for something relatively cheap and lightweight sheet that will go under my sleeping pad
July 15, 4:32am

Re: Re: What do you hike with that nobody else has?
Hi David I have a 6" Fuji one which looks very much like yours, but without the mm scale on the side. It lives on my desk, with my HP-32S. Neither are for sale! :-) Cheers!

In GEAR » What do you hike with that nobody else has?
July 15, 4:27am

Re: Re: Standards
Hi Kyle > the test measures the number of particles of down that come out of a test pillow, > mock-up panel, or finished product in a specified time period. Tell me more please? Like do...

In Make Your Own Gear » IDFL test results on downproof fabrics
July 14, 2:51am

Re: looking for something relatively cheap and lightweight sheet that will go under my sleeping pad
An option few think of is 1/8" EVAzote foam. Really good protection for the mat, light, plus it adds some insulation. Especially good with air mats. Cheers

In GEAR » looking for something relatively cheap and lightweight sheet that will go under my sleeping pad
July 14, 2:44am

Re: mental exercise
> For me, leaving what-if stuff behind is hard! Very true, but dealing with it is one of the core teachings of UL packing. Cheers

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How light is light?
July 13, 4:05pm

Standards
> there's a lot of value in running the fabric through a standardized, lab test and > presenting the results. I totally agree! But is there a lab test for 'down-proofness'? ...

In Make Your Own Gear » IDFL test results on downproof fabrics
July 13, 4:03pm

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