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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: lightroom vs aperture for a noob
They are all either 'closed' programs, cloud-based schemes for extracting a lot of regular payments from you, or orphans. If you look at the cost of the cloud-based programs over the period...

In Photography » lightroom vs aperture for a noob
July 08, 12:57am

Re: Re: silk liner
> There are sources for very thin silk fabric, Thai Silks have some good stuff. I have bought from them. Cheers

In GEAR » silk liner
July 07, 5:15pm

Re: EN Ratings: Oh dear, oh dear!
> The EN ratings were an *attempt* to standardize how well a sleeping bag would work > for an "average" person in specific temperatures. A little more than that. The Standard al...

In GEAR » Sleeping Bag Recommendation - Women's
July 07, 4:53pm

Re: Epic revolution for windshirts, starting with inexpensive Champion windshirts.
Hum ... interesting. Still breathable? Hum ... Yes, similar to EPIC. Cheers

In Make Your Own Gear » Epic revolution for windshirts, starting with inexpensive Champion windshirts.
July 06, 8:50pm

Re: Pyrenees
Hi John and John Um. Indeed. Thanks. Updates appreciated. Cheers

In Pre-Trip Planning » Haute Route Pyrenees Hike
July 06, 6:07pm

Re: cold feet
> The question then becomes what to put on to keep all this dry when stepping out of > shelter in the night. Basically, don't even try. Just don't take dry sleeping clothing out of...

In GEAR » Cold sleeper gets FROZEN toes at night looking for UL but warm socks
July 06, 1:05am

Re: Cold feet
> "genetic predisposition" to his list! Oh, I'll buy that one all right. > We are in Alice right now, heading out on the Larapinta on Monday and the down > booties are ...

In GEAR » Cold sleeper gets FROZEN toes at night looking for UL but warm socks
July 05, 4:16pm

Re: Sleeping bag to quilt conversion
Well, you could strip all the down out: that would save a bit of weight... Me, I took the heavy zip out and left it at that. Kept ALL the down! Cheers

In Make Your Own Gear » Sleeping bag to quilt conversion
July 05, 4:12pm

Re: personal experiences about warmth of uninsulated air mattresses
> If there is a thread covering this, then a link is all I need. Unfortunately I could > not find anything. Try a whole series of technical articles which go into the subject in great depth...

In GEAR » personal experiences about warmth of uninsulated air mattresses
July 05, 4:11pm

Re: Science-based design for the Appalachian Trail
Hum ......... I can't help feeling that spending a few hours chatting with some Rangers and trail maintenance crew leaders might achieve the required results. But of course unless the Rep...

In On the Web » Science-based design for the Appalachian Trail
July 04, 4:49pm

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