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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: Re: modeling software
Hi Eric > SolidWorks 2015 has a new feature that allows you to flatten (any) surface, I don't think so - not 'any', just some. Some curved surfaces can not be flattened, for ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Good material for MYOG cuben tent prototype
February 04, 2:10pm

re firearms sales
Hi all I have been contacted by a number of BPL members concerned that BPL does not become a (another) channel for the sale of firearms. I had better point out that BPL is NOT responsible for...

In Gear Swap » FS: Survival rifle: Armalite Explorer AR-7
February 04, 1:59pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: charging camera batteries via USB
Two contacts are for the battery. One contact is for a thermistor to sense the internal temperature while charging - stop it getting too hot. Not sure about the 4th one. Cheers

In Photography » charging camera batteries via USB
February 02, 1:34pm

Re: Re: Solar Charger?
Hi Ben It's the panel off a Steripen charger, about 150 mm x 100 mm, and maybe 5 years old now. Pretty generic silicon I think. It sat on top of my pack while I was walking each day, pointi...

In GEAR » Solar Charger?
February 02, 1:32pm

Re: Re: Solar Charger?
> my hunch is that solar charging is "not practical" for a hiker or traveler who is "on the go" Well, I kept my batteries fully charged for a couple of months in the Pyren...

In GEAR » Solar Charger?
February 02, 1:32am

Shipping rates
An even better way of finding out the cost of postage (US and international): Cheers

In Gear Swap » PIF: Adventure 16 Bug Bivy
February 01, 5:59pm

Re: Nylatron
I found it rather more flexible than I had expected, at least in small diameters. I had to switch to PET. But I was machining it to fine tolerances. Cheers

In Make Your Own Gear » Nylatron
February 01, 1:33pm

Re: Where can I find textured Rubber for mitten palm?
I got mine from OWFINC. Hunt around a bit. Cheers

In Make Your Own Gear » Where can I find textured Rubber for mitten palm?
January 31, 5:35pm

Re: I like it
Hi rm > When these canisters get too hot is there a typical failure mode? We have a special article just for that:

In Make Your Own Gear » Jetboil cold weather heat exchanger
January 30, 10:21pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Flawed logic.
> Big contrast with something like the Whisperlite which bounced gobs of radiant energy > off the burner and the bottom of a standard aluminum pot. Not proven. It could very easily have b...

In Make Your Own Gear » Jetboil cold weather heat exchanger
January 30, 2:36pm

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