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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.bushwalking.org.au/FAQ/

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All Forum Posts by Roger Caffin

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Re: Re: The inevitable bike legalization of the JMT
> and once the mud clears up in late June or July would make for some great cycling. And that is the problem. There will always be young idiots who want to ride in the mud, when it suits the...

In Philosophy & Technique » The inevitable bike legalization of the JMT
November 10, 12:51pm

Blimey
Blimey indeed! The spec says: ' 60% titanium alloy, 10% copper,20% stainless steel ' Um - no brass needle valve? But I think I can see one there. No brass jet? I'm curious: does...

In GEAR » 25gram canister stove? Brs-3000t. Is this the new lightest canister stove?
November 09, 10:45pm

Re: A new look at Kevlar textiles and fabric in terms of insulation, particularly for gloves and socks
However, the conductivity of the Kevlar fibres is almost irrelevant to the thermal insulation of the fabric: the fibres would be very thin and very long. They can be ignored. It's mostly about ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » A new look at Kevlar textiles and fabric in terms of insulation, particularly for gloves and socks
November 09, 10:36pm

Re: Used Camera ~ Is this a "clean" or "normal" sensor?
Well, there's more stuff on the sensor than I would accept, and it is the same across the two photos. Was there any cover over the sensor or lens fitting when you got the camera? Should have b...

In Photography » Used Camera ~ Is this a "clean" or "normal" sensor?
November 09, 6:52pm

Re: Re: Re: why am I worried?
> Hiking all day without stopping until you set up camp for the night is a miserable > way to hike. What can I say? You are right of course. But why would you do that? If the weather is ...

In GEAR » tall gaiters with rain kilt? Lone Peaks with gortex socks?
November 09, 2:18pm

Re: Re: Interesting
> I'll wait for a collaborating study. Understandable, but possibly misguided. In another experiment, conducted to test the hypothesis that a Colt 45 was dangerous, it was found that 2 o...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » A reason to prefer UV over filters in North America?
November 09, 1:36am

Re: why am I worried?
Hi Diane That's a slightly more complex issue than you have made out. First of all, yes, one changes as fast as one can when one stops. That's standard. But keeping your legs warm ...

In GEAR » tall gaiters with rain kilt? Lone Peaks with gortex socks?
November 09, 12:30am

Re: That super old skatepark deep in the Sierras - Bikes on the JMT
> Considering that you're a BPL staff member, I sincerely hope I've misunderstood what > you're saying. We have diversity inside BPL too. Me, I agree with Richard. I have see...

In Post-Trip Reports » That super old skatepark deep in the Sierras
November 09, 12:21am

Re: Synthetic jackets - how do they really perform in wet conditions
> such that only the outer surface of a miracle fleece had the water, and all the rest > towards your skin were now fully insulating, That pretty much defines the soft shell concept and the...

In GEAR » Synthetic jackets - how do they really perform in wet conditions?
November 08, 1:32pm

Re: Re: Re: Why is this forum so inactive?
> There is something magical about the image of explorers going into the unknown with a > few loaves of bread wrapped up in a wool blanket. I think you mean 'fairy tale' rather than...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Why is this forum so inactive?
November 08, 1:30pm

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