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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: PM
Hi Sam > Alas, I am not able to reply to PMs, Um - just checking. You do know you cannot 'reply' to PMs? You have to click on the link that is provided to get the send-a-PM page. Jus...

In Make Your Own Gear » myog mountaineering cuben tunnel tent?
February 24, 2:35pm

Re: COUPON CODE
Hi Bryan > just used the coupon code "BRS3000TCM" an hour ago from an earlier thread and it still works. Oh well, then we have a functioning coupon code. The price (for a fully...

In Editor's Roundtable » BRS-3000T stove Spotlite Review
February 24, 2:29pm

Re: Re: RE: BRS-3000T stove Spotlite Review
> Any word on the coupon? :) The 'word' should appear here. I guess they are still snowed after the Chinese New Year celebrations. Big event. Cheers

In Editor's Roundtable » BRS-3000T stove Spotlite Review
February 24, 2:27am

Re: Cuben tunnel... Done
Hi Sam, and Pierre Pictures, must have pictures - of the tent in the snow in the mountains! Interesting about the Fibraplex elbows. Yes, I have tested the Easton CF poles. They seem 's...

In Make Your Own Gear » myog mountaineering cuben tunnel tent?
February 24, 2:24am

Re: Ti makers..
Hi Jimmer OK, interesting. The number has been creeping up. All still in Asia tho'. Cheers

In GEAR » Help with titanium pots
February 24, 2:21am

Re: Re: Re: Whisperlite, Simmerlite and Dragonfly flame control
> Larry Penberthy must be rolling over in his grave. Oh, I think he rolled over and out of it many years ago. They are run by lawyers and accountants these days. Cheers

In GEAR » MSR Whisperlite Universal flame control question (Roger Caffin please read)
February 24, 1:17am

Re: Whisperlite, Simmerlite and Dragonfly flame control
Hi Bryant > The Simmerlite valve will provide almost 30 minutes of arc (½ turn). Um - I think you mean 180 degrees of arc? 30 minutes is half a degree. > The Dragonfly pump valve exhi...

In GEAR » MSR Whisperlite Universal flame control question (Roger Caffin please read)
February 23, 8:56pm

Re: Whisperlite, Simmerlite and Dragonfly flame control
> is it a component of the orfice itself? Um. Which is the greater - the boundary layer effect or the size of the hole? I don't know. I suspect that at very low flows the boundary layer ...

In GEAR » MSR Whisperlite Universal flame control question (Roger Caffin please read)
February 23, 6:16pm

Re: Dragonfly Whisperlite and Simmerlite control
Hi Bryant Yeah, complex. Experts in hydrodynamics do not expect a solution anytime soon. There's a joke about an elderly physicist who was asked what he hoped to find out in heaven. He repli...

In GEAR » MSR Whisperlite Universal flame control question (Roger Caffin please read)
February 23, 5:13pm

Re: Re: Re: Whisperlite, Simmerlite and Dragonfly flame control
Hi Stuart Good photo - an excellent illustration of what I was saying. See that long tapered section on the tip of the needle? You poke that into a long hole and it creates a long tapered restri...

In GEAR » MSR Whisperlite Universal flame control question (Roger Caffin please read)
February 23, 3:01pm

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