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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.bushwalkingnsw.org.au/FAQ/

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All Forum Posts by Roger Caffin

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Re: where to purchase micro/tiny sized plastic cordlock, cord ends, buckles, ladder buckles?
You need to be a bit more specific about size. Some think 10 mm webbing is wide, while others think it is narrow. Remember: tiny buckles will NOT be very strong - maybe too weak for a pack. Ch...

In GEAR » where to purchase micro/tiny sized plastic cordlock, cord ends, buckles, ladder buckles?
June 29, 5:30am

Re: Re: How low in Temp can you go SUL
> I was actually warmer in a Zpacks 30 degree quilt and down hood than I was in my > 20 degree, Western Mountaineering Alpinelite mummy bag. Ah, this is well-known. Light-weight Gear 101. ...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » How low in Temp can you go SUL?
June 27, 8:13pm

Re: Re: Home made Thingies
Hi Gary I also frequent some CNC machining Forum web sites. Here at BPL it's "More UL Gear!"; on the machining web sites it's "More Tools!". My wife just mumbles so...

In Gear Deals » BPL exclusive--BRS-3000T Jetboil pot riser disk
June 27, 8:05pm

Re: Home made Thingies
Hi Gary I can only applaud. You know, you can buy curved tinsnips. Would they help with the inner edge? (More tools, more tools!) Cheers

In Gear Deals » BPL exclusive--BRS-3000T Jetboil pot riser disk
June 27, 4:20pm

Re: Re: Back to the 1700s
> I've thought about the idea of doing old school food. The thought of old 'school food' fills me with concern ... Or did I misinterpret this? Cheers

In GEAR » Back to the 1700s
June 27, 4:16pm

Re: Difficulty swallowing
NON-medical opinion - NON medical! > He chews and chews but can't make himself swallow it. He's okay with liquids. He may be a bit dehydrated and not generating enough saliva to get...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Difficulty swallowing
June 27, 4:02pm

Re: Any companies have kinetic energy charging devices available out now? (like this)
Yet another Kickstarter gimmick. We see them every 12 months or so. FS at $75: that buys an AWFUL lot of Lithium AA batteries! Cheers

In GEAR » Any companies have kinetic energy charging devices available out now? (like this)
June 27, 3:56pm

Re: Re: Re: $9.9 for ALOCS CW - K02 Outdoor Backpack Camping Kettle
According to Amazon, a 0.9 L Trangia kettle weighs 190 g. I replaced the steel wire handle on mine with a Ti wire handle, but even so it still weighs 176 g. Interesting: thinner harder aluminium ma...

In Gear Deals » $9.9 for ALOCS CW - K02 Outdoor Backpack Camping Kettle
June 26, 4:42pm

Re: Imaginary warmist jobs
Hi Rog > The Spanish experience has been that every new job created in 'The Green > Economy' destroys three jobs in the real economy. That has not been the experience in many pla...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
June 26, 4:34pm

Re: Silicone vs foam
I put thin stripes of silicone down the length of the mat, and thin stripes of silicon across the groundsheet. +10 g ? We rarely slide. Cheers

In GEAR » Velcro to secure sleeping pad
June 26, 4:39am

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