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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
CitySydney
StateNSW
CountryAustralia
My Website URLhttp://www.bushwalking.org.au/FAQ/

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All Forum Posts by Roger Caffin

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Re: Getting rid of lemon-y plastic bag smell
Air and sun. Cheers

In GEAR » Getting rid of lemon-y plastic bag smell
August 20, 6:02pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: myog mountaineering cuben tunnel tent?
> So the latest fibraplexes might not like doing a tight radius without elbows. You know what my answer will be, don't you? Buy, bend, and maybe break. Mind you, Tom at Fibraplex may be a...

In Make Your Own Gear » myog mountaineering cuben tunnel tent?
August 20, 6:01pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Tits and Tats
> what role the temperature inside the down plays in the transport of water vapor. Very little, approaching zero, as long as the temperature is above the dew point. So most of your arguments (...

In Philosophy & Technique » Thermodynamics with down
August 20, 3:39pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: myog mountaineering cuben tunnel tent?
Hi Rog > > "I doubt you can bend CF tubing tight enough for a real tunnel design" > Fibreplex seems to manage it. That's a 2006 article: 8 years old. The Fibraplex pol...

In Make Your Own Gear » myog mountaineering cuben tunnel tent?
August 20, 3:27pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: myog mountaineering cuben tunnel tent?
Hi James > Exped uses straight aluminum poles for the Serius/Aeries series. They are about 10mm or so. The Sirius tents use DAC Featherlite 9 mm poles. That's a softer alloy than the 7...

In Make Your Own Gear » myog mountaineering cuben tunnel tent?
August 20, 3:18pm

Re: Synthetic
> we should keep our down bags but seriously consider the double-walled tent with extra > room over the Hexamid Twin. Yup, definitely. Thing is, with a GENUINE double wall tent (ie a fabri...

In GEAR » Wet, humid weekend. Stick to UL gear or go more traditional?
August 20, 3:09pm

Re: Re: myog mountaineering cuben tunnel tent?
Hi Rog > I am torn between straight sections with elbows and a stressed curve. Maybe I'll go > for a hybrid solution with a single elbow at the top. I doubt you can bend CF tubing ti...

In Make Your Own Gear » myog mountaineering cuben tunnel tent?
August 20, 12:35am

Re: Re: myog mountaineering cuben tunnel tent?
Hi Rog I use 2D-wrap arrow shafts equivalent to the Victory Archery VForce 400, seen here: http://www.victoryarchery.com/vforce Inside diam = 0.245" (6.22 mm): this slips neatly over 1/...

In Make Your Own Gear » myog mountaineering cuben tunnel tent?
August 19, 3:21pm

Re: Re: Re: Tits and Tats
> what I'm hearing is contradictory to what is espoused in the article about down > keeping us dry, and therefore more comfortable... Well, if a lot of very experienced people here ar...

In Philosophy & Technique » Thermodynamics with down
August 19, 3:10pm

Re: Re: Don't shoot me - quick question on tarp stakes
I use four tubes, 2 at each end of my tunnel, and the rest are Ti wires. I don't agree with those who say the wires don't hold very well (in most soils). > the 6" blue Easton tub...

In GEAR » Don't shoot me - quick question on tarp stakes
August 19, 2:59pm

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