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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
My Website URLhttp://www.bushwalking.org.au/FAQ/

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All Forum Posts by Roger Caffin

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Re: Advice and therapy for a broken ankle
What's the loose screw doing in there? Lost/forgotten by the surgeon? Cheers PS: let it heal.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Advice and therapy for a broken ankle
August 26, 4:53am

Re: Gampingaz adapter
Hi Stuart Mystery solved! Thanks. Cheers Roger

In GEAR » Bluet Gaz Canisters
August 25, 6:15pm

Re: When do white gas stoves quit working?
> I wonder if anybody has gotten their white gas stove cold enough to quit working? It is possible. Below a certain temperature the standard O-rings in the pump stop sealing: they get too hard....

In GEAR » Winter Stove Discussion - 2014
August 25, 5:40pm

Re: Gear for freezing rain
> Personally, I'm simply not willing to hike without any waterproofing on my feet in freezing rain. The secret here is to keep your legs warm. That may mean some sort of overtrousers and/or...

In GEAR » Gear for freezing rain
August 25, 5:20pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Bluet Gaz Canisters
Hi Larry OK, what you wanted was the Markhill adapter for Campingaz canisters. Not light but quite effective. However, as far as I can see, it is no longer in production. Painful. Alternative...

In GEAR » Bluet Gaz Canisters
August 24, 3:27pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: second thoughts
> And, as Roger is about to tell you (once he gets outta bed), read Stuart R's and his > article on this topic: > http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/effect_of_c...

In GEAR » Winter Stove Discussion - 2014
August 24, 3:00pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Bluet Gaz Canisters
http://www.croque-montagne.fr/rechaud-gaz-cartouche-perforable-camping__p2166.html Aren't too many of them around any more. Cheers

In GEAR » Bluet Gaz Canisters
August 24, 1:04am

Re: second thoughts
Mitch BPL has an absolute heap of articles on canister stoves. Can I suggest that many (or most) of your questions might be answered by reading them. (Disclosure: I wrote a lot of them.) >...

In GEAR » Winter Stove Discussion - 2014
August 24, 12:49am

Re: Re: Re: Bluet Gaz Canisters
> Anyone make an adapter? Yep, but it weighs a ton. Has to, to get the compression force on the seal. Cheers

In GEAR » Bluet Gaz Canisters
August 23, 7:42pm

Re: water containers
1.25 L PET rocket base bottle - 45 g or 1.58 oz Cheers

In GEAR » Collapsible water bottles - why?
August 23, 7:40pm

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