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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: Silicone pot lids at PetCo - "BowlMates"
Could be just a bit heavy. The MSR Titan pot lid (titanium) for the 154 mm size with large floppy handle weighs 54 g. It is rigid and protects the contents of my pot very nicely. Interesting idea,...

In GEAR » Silicone pot lids at PetCo - "BowlMates"
June 13, 12:26am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: history
Hi Ryan > If that actually happens I will mail you a state of the art American dome tent for > you and the wife. Free of charge. Um - that's very nice of you, but I already have sev...

In Chaff » BPL Exclusive!
June 12, 4:29pm

Re: Re: Re: history
Hi Ian > > Require for manufacturers to pay commercial membership dues, which will hopefully > > keep the spam down. Require anything they post to be germane to UL backpacking >...

In Chaff » BPL Exclusive!
June 11, 6:35pm

Re: Re: history
Hi Ian B Thank you for your suggestions. Some discussion: > Compose an easy to understand set of rules that allows for members to share deals > they've found on the internet and fo...

In Chaff » BPL Exclusive!
June 11, 6:01pm

Re: Mlifers
> all the really good deals are in the mlife super exclusive deals forum, right ? Ahhh - someone must tell me where that is. I haven't stumbled across it yet. > so for as long as the...

In Chaff » BPL Exclusive!
June 11, 5:40pm

Re: Re: Re: Sizing of Trail Runners
Hi Piper If you were switching from thin socks to thick DTVs, you just might need to go up 1/2 a size. Cheers

In GEAR » Sizing of Trail Runners
June 11, 4:11am

Re: Re: Re: Re: As a paying member...
> He's got such a thick skin he doesn't even know he's being thrashed. Those feather dusters? I thought they were cute, if a bit kinky. Cheers

In Chaff » BPL Exclusive!
June 11, 4:07am

Re: If you read about it here-
> if you really want only members to see the gear deals, shouldn't they be accessible > only to those paying the big bucks like the articles? That is definitely NOT the aim. The aim i...

In Chaff » BPL Exclusive!
June 11, 4:04am

Re: BRS-3000T: body temperature measurement
62 C say. Not unexpected. Hoping the O-ring is Viton, which is good to 200 C, else nitrile, which is good to around 120 C. Yes, to what Nick asked: how hot was the canister? I suspect it was prob...

In Gear Deals » $11 - lightest available canister stove: BRS-3000T Ultra - light 25g Miniature Stove Burner
June 11, 4:01am

Re: OH. MY. GOD.
Hi Bob You trying to get me into trouble? Well, Mike's sale of the cosmetic reject Deuce of Spades at discounted prices was OK. Yes, I may have moved that posting from Gear into Gear Deal...

In Gear Deals » #Moonlight tent ...
June 11, 3:53am

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