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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: coffee
Just a caution about those coffee bags. Check what is in them carefully. The ones sold in Australia contain ground coffee and 'soluble coffee'. What that really means is that there is a lit...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » coffee
March 14, 3:17pm

Re: Only a 1000mm HH rating?
> I am not sure with that design and a 1000mm HH rating on the rainfly you are going to > have any meaningful protection from a prolonged downpour. I thought 1500mm HH > was essentially ...

In GEAR » MSR Flylite -- Reviews?
March 14, 3:08pm

Re: Re: Loosely tied shoes
> Myself, I can hardly stop toe bang with laces cinched up like a football; loose just > ain't an option. Perhaps it's time to try a pair of shoes half a size longer? Feet grow over...

In GEAR » Loosely tied shoes
March 13, 9:02pm

Re: Re: Re: "Cold sleeper - what to do?"
> Why on top? Technical. It boils down to what you want your mat to do for you. If you want padding - either arrangement will do. If you want warmth, the CCF on top is usually much better. ...

In GEAR » Cold sleeper - what to do?
March 12, 9:42pm

Re: Front Pocket Testing
Well, I cannot see what the bottom buckles could do. They are not going to push upwards, are they? For myself, I would leave them off. cheers

In Gear Deals » New Pack Production
March 12, 9:30pm

Re: I've been Stalking This Tent For A Year
> Under a tight pitch, wouldn't water roll downhill and off? Or do wise and experienced > tent folks like Roger look at this and still see an issue? Well, I still see an issue under so...

In GEAR » MSR Flylite -- Reviews?
March 12, 9:22pm

Flat Flylite roof?
MSR gave this thing a flat roof??? Unbelievable. (But far too consistent.) OK, it would be fine if you got no more than a light sprinkling of rain in calm weather, but the instant you get some w...

In GEAR » MSR Flylite -- Reviews?
March 11, 9:32pm

Thanks Matthew Yeah, we are up for field testing! Cheers

In Editor's Roundtable » ISPO 2015
March 11, 5:28pm

Re: Re: Willie Soon
Missing the graph? Cheers

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
March 10, 9:06pm

Re: Willie Soon
Actually, he is not really a qualified 'climate scientist' either, and his claims to be working for Harvard or the Smithsonian are false. Both institutions have publically denied employing ...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
March 10, 4:43pm

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