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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.bushwalking.org.au/FAQ/

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All Forum Posts by Roger Caffin

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Re: Windboiler
Looks like a slightly modified Reactor with new improved marketing spin. Wonder whether it simmers any better, or whether it still emits lethal amounts of CO? Cheers

In GEAR » Jetboil MiniMo, First Look
August 31, 4:11pm

Re: HOLD UP!!
What Oliver says about stress distribution is right - you can get ripples even with silnylon. In many cases I find I can eliminate the ripples in silnylon by moving the pole feet slightly - which y...

In Make Your Own Gear » myog mountaineering cuben tunnel tent?
August 31, 4:01pm

Re: Small gas canister (50g)
Screw thread? I want! In Australia? Hum .... Cheers

In GEAR » Small gas canister (50g)
August 31, 3:40pm

Re: Interesting
> performance differences are between this "pure" butane and the 80/20 Butane/Propane mix Very little difference - can be ignored, if you go by weight of fuel. Really, what matters a...

In GEAR » Small gas canister (50g)
August 31, 3:39pm

Re: think plural
> Surprise her with candles and a message at bed time. What sort of message? Something like "The IRS would like to discuss your tax return with you" maybe? Cheers PS: or did you m...

In Philosophy & Technique » sharing the fun
August 31, 5:15am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: myog mountaineering cuben tunnel tent?
Hi Rog Drawings! Photos! Sounds interesting. However, I have not used the Beman brand. Cheers

In Make Your Own Gear » myog mountaineering cuben tunnel tent?
August 29, 3:38pm

Re: Re: Re: BPL always satisfies
> I can walk into the wilderness buck naked, They already do that in Germany once a year ... Pretty horrible sight at times too. > make a knife from obsidian, Try doing that in our san...

In GEAR » is a knife a non-essential item?
August 29, 3:28pm

Re: The trail food you just can't stand.
For us it was Coco-Pops. We bought some in Spain once for breakfast. They were so revolting that we threw the packet out after the first meal. Cheers

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » The trail food you just can't stand.
August 28, 2:51pm

Re: Re: Re: Your quilt is violating a Patent!
> "top and bottom shell panels is releasable and restorable" I found that part obscure. Eventually I decided it referred to a zip down the side between the top and bottom layers. Fun...

In GEAR » Your quilt is violating a Patent!
August 28, 2:45pm

The lack of logic in bumping
The reason we ban bumping is that it simply does not work the way you think: it just clutters up the disk file. Imagine we have 30 people posting a FS notice. Some will be down the bottom of the...

In Gear Swap » Bumping Not Allowed People
August 28, 2:42pm

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