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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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BPL email: roger@backpackinglight.com
My Website URLhttp://www.bushwalking.org.au/FAQ/

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Re: Re: Single AA battery headlamps
Hi Stuart > a few years ago the only solution was to make your own. Mine is similar, but not to 1 W. I found that a good white LED at 20 mA was enough for me around the tent at night. Low be...

In GEAR » Single AA battery headlamps
September 18, 2:36am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Question
> most people I believe, have air conditioning Maybe in parts of America. In the rest of the world - unlikely. No, we don't. It's a lot cheaper without. :-) Cheers

In GEAR » Exped UL7 W versus NeoAir XTherm L
September 17, 3:03pm

Re: Re: Re: Question
I am not sure where you would go to ask that question. For most of us it is sort of self-evident. A high R value under you just means you are not losing heat in that direction. Yes, that does mean ...

In GEAR » Exped UL7 W versus NeoAir XTherm L
September 17, 3:51am

Re: Exped UL7 W versus NeoAir XTherm L
What you find with almost ANY airmat with cross-ways ribs is that the sides are very weak, so the mat seems to be much narrower than it really is. And it is rather easy to partly fall off the sides...

In GEAR » Exped UL7 W versus NeoAir XTherm L
September 16, 7:28pm

Re: Trails are the Problem
Trouble is, Nick, I agree with so many of your suggestions! > Quit building new trails. > Ban all domestic animals to include horses, mules, and dogs. > Remove all roads in the Park. ...

In Philosophy & Technique » LEAVE NO TRACE
September 16, 4:59pm

Re: R value of 21
Nope. R value claimed of 3.6, uncompressed. Cheers

In Gear Deals » Want a FREE CCF Sleeping Pad?
September 15, 7:23pm

Re: Just in case you actually want something light, efficient, safe, etc...
> something light, efficient, safe, etc. (as opposed to the gear that has been > suggested so far, all of which is heavy, lacks a resistance-free pivot with > zero lifted weight on each ...

In Winter Hiking » Backcountry touring ski upgrade
September 15, 3:33pm

Re: Winter Boot Recomendation por favor
Boots? Boots?!%? Mid-cut GTX trail runners for snow country. Cheers

In GEAR » Winter Boot Recomendation por favor
September 12, 3:09pm

Re: looks great!
Hi Tjaard > how do you prime the stove in very cold weather (let's say < -25C )? With very great difficulty. At -25 C it is likely that you will get no gas out of the canister. At...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Evolution of a Winter Stove - Part 4 - Lessons Learnt
September 11, 5:47pm

Re: The Evolution of a Winter Stove
> I did have difficulty cutting such a small circle. Do you have any advice about > cutting a replacement? Chuckle. If you can find some 1/4" steel tubing (or 6 mm), cut off a smal...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Evolution of a Winter Stove - Part 4 - Lessons Learnt
September 11, 5:19pm

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