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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: Alchohol and Esbit stoves are indeed banned in RMNP
> In back country sites, fuel camp stoves, petroleum fuel/gas stoves are permitted. As clear as mud. What is a fuel camp stove? And they never even answered about alky stoves, did they? ...

In GEAR » Stoves
June 09, 6:25pm

Re: Socks
Hi Mo > Is the jury still out on sock thickness? Which jury? :-) Some (a few?) very hard walkers can get away with really thin socks. It can take years of walking before your feet can ...

In GEAR » Sizing of Trail Runners
June 09, 5:38pm

Re: laughable
> you repeatedly fail to address two issues What can I say? Tough. Do I read every posting every day? No. Do I miss some postings? Yes. Am I perfect? No. Do I persecute some posters a...

In Gear Deals » #Moonlight tent ...
June 09, 5:11pm

Re: RE: BPL only deals - really?
Valerie has nailed it exactly. If you are posting a deal FOR YOUR OWN PROFIT (i.e., you have an interest in the company), then you must adhere to the strict rules; However... If you're jus...

In Gear Deals » #Moonlight tent ...
June 09, 4:07pm

Re: Deal
Hi Michael No, that will NOT do. The Deal has to be spelled out in hard numbers, not in vague promises. The Deal has to be unique to BPL members - most likely by coupon code or BPL member na...

In Gear Deals » #Moonlight tent ...
June 09, 12:32am

Re: braggin.
> moving the (gear deal forum rule) goalposts. Nah, FIFA has been doing that. Cheers PS: it's 15:30 here right now.

In Gear Deals » #Moonlight tent ...
June 08, 11:28pm

Re: Re: Outbreak of Giardiasis Associated with Drinking Surface Water Along a Hiking Trail [Aquamira]
> 4 hours contact time just to drink the water is ridiculous, That's why many of us have switched to UV treatment. NO waiting time. Cheers

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Outbreak of Giardiasis Associated with Drinking Surface Water Along a Hiking Trail [Aquamira]
June 08, 3:39pm

Re: Sizing of Trail Runners
> Buy trail running shoes a full size larger and fill the void with a thick innersole? There are multiple answers here. First of all, shoes come with different lasts: big fat ones, thin on...

In GEAR » Sizing of Trail Runners
June 08, 3:37pm

Re: Quenching
Hi Dan re Ruta Locura idea - could be, as bigger gap. I have not tested it. Cheers

In Editor's Roundtable » BRS-3000T stove Spotlite Review
June 08, 5:39am

Stephen
Hi Stephen A most excellent write-up. Thank you. Cheers

In Editor's Roundtable » BRS-3000T stove Spotlite Review
June 07, 5:48pm

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