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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
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All Forum Posts by Roger Caffin

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Re: MSR Filters
Hi Greg > I've been using my "dismal failure" MSR waterworks II since 1996. Simply bombproof. Perhaps you haven't tried more modern gear, or used it in slightly silty water...

In GEAR » Filter Recommendation
June 11, 2:49am

Re: To Roger and Stephen re: filtering
> are you recommending double-filtering? No, definitely not. That was more of a ranking. Which Sawyer filter? Doesn't really matter as the (standard) internals are mostly the same (assum...

In GEAR » Filter Recommendation
June 10, 5:42pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Steripen vs Light Sawyer filter... Which do you prefer?
> order batteries on the internet... about 1/4 the price you pay in the store... > if you buy 10 or so at a time. Most of the cheap 'net batteries will not support a Steripen. The cur...

In GEAR » Steripen vs Light Sawyer filter... Which do you prefer?
June 10, 5:32pm

Re: Re: Re: fuel canisters
Hi Anton > In my personal tests Jetboil uses 1/2 of the fuel of a regular canister stove, even > when used with a heat exchanger pot. I think you exagerate - rather a lot. Try actually m...

In GEAR » fuel canisters
June 10, 5:28pm

Re: Re: Re: no sleep bag camping
> 13,000 ft at least 2 nights. expecting 20 - 30 degrees and I am guessing from all of > the responses that this is a bad option. It's not even an option imho! But 'bad' is cert...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » no sleep bag camping
June 10, 5:24pm

Re: What's the lightest, most breathable shell there is?
The Emperor's New Clothes or a cheap cotton T-shirt? Cheers

In GEAR » What's the lightest, most breathable shell there is?
June 09, 5:40pm

Re: Filter Recommendation
Highly biased and inflammatory opinions: Where possible, we do not treat water anyhow. We are just careful. Then we like: Steripen Opti (UV) (handles viruses!) Sawyer filters (small ones do...

In GEAR » Filter Recommendation
June 09, 5:37pm

Re: Shot at a tent
See for a start: http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/tunnel_tents_part1.html http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/tunnel_tents_part2_2012.html http://www...

In Make Your Own Gear » Shot at a tent
June 09, 5:25pm

Re: Water Management for Dry Camps
When we dry camp (like on a mountain top), my wife and I find 6 L between us is quite enough for the climb, dinner, breakfast and even morning tea. But we are used to doing this, so YMMV. Cheers

In Philmont » Water Management for Dry Camps
June 07, 5:29pm

Re: Sleeping bag storage and down resilience
Yeah, if the down is damp and is stored HIGHLY compressed for a few years (5?), it might take a bit to fluff back up. Cheers

In GEAR » Sleeping bag storage and down resilience
June 05, 6:22pm

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