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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: Re: Re: Re: Ultra Runners know nothing about Fastpacking.@ Aaron
> The problems starts when someone over builds the pack in every aspect that makes it > resemble a regular backpack. A problem not restricted to packs. Freeping creaturitis, in a blind atte...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ultra Runners know nothing about Fastpacking.
October 25, 2:29pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: thermal pro
> Not all animal fibers are created exactly equal. They may not be exactly equal, but they are all made of keratin. OK, some might have air holes in them: precious little effect on insulation ...

In GEAR » high loft wool sweater
October 25, 2:26pm

Re: Re: Re: Ti spoons
Hi Jesse > Roger, if we're comparing apples to apples here, your numbers don't quite stack up as nicely. Sigh. See what happens when I look away for a moment? I am out of date. Si...

In GEAR » Long handled ti spoons
October 24, 5:11pm

Re: Pad Help - Uncomfortable nights
Have you read our review of mats? The Air Core was not a favorite.

In GEAR » Pad Help - Uncomfortable nights
October 24, 4:50pm

Re: Not Answering Your Question
> I really wanted a high-loft wool layer for a warm when wet bit of durable insulation. Unfortunately wool fails all of those requirements. It is not warm when wet - it can be quite lossy whil...

In GEAR » high loft wool sweater
October 23, 3:55pm

Re: Ti spoons
Toaks listed spoon price: $10.95 (ditto on Amazon) Toaks listed spoon weight: 16 g Origin: China (yeah, quite possibly all brands from Kingsound) GSI Lexan (BPA FREE) spoon listed price $1.95 ...

In GEAR » Long handled ti spoons
October 23, 3:44pm

Re: Re: cigarette plug USB charger
Hi David > Then I'm going to play with unregulated solar cells. Seems to me that as long as the > PV doesn't exceed the max charging rate (in amps) and is disconnected before the ...

In GEAR » cigarette plug USB charger
October 22, 2:39pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Supplex Mountain Shirt
Open the zip down the front. Even make it a bit longer. Cheers

In Make Your Own Gear » Supplex Mountain Shirt
October 22, 1:35am

Re: MYOG caldera cone...titanium
> .02" grade 2 titanium Heavy! Cheers

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG caldera cone...titanium
October 21, 7:04pm

Re: Re: Re: Down Bag rating inflation over the years?
> "The ratings have changed due to global warming. ;-)" > No, Andy, it's the guns. At this point the Moderator steps in and bans EVERYONE. Cheers PS: humour!

In GEAR » Down Bag rating inflation over the years?
October 21, 3:07pm

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