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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: The CAFFIN tents come
Hi Bob > check your PMs. I don't get PMS ... :-) Thanks

In GEAR » The CAFFIN tents come!
February 20, 5:51pm

Re: Zipper Rescue: Skipped a Tooth, Can't Unzip
Yeah, you will have to fight it a bit. Can take a little time. But you would have had to use a bit of force to get it to do up like that in the first place. I find that a strong sewing needle w...

In GEAR » Zipper Rescue: Skipped a Tooth, Can't Unzip
February 20, 2:37pm

Re: The CAFFIN tents come
> Is there no way they can be made economically in Australia? Don't know. Right now I am rebuilding the electronics on my CNC from scratch. That's half done, but it will take another ...

In GEAR » The CAFFIN tents come!
February 20, 2:31pm

Re: Leadvilles
Well, now I have to admit that I simply cannot find the Mens version of the 1210s on the NB web site at all. One day I can buy my size and width in volume (3 pairs); the next day they simply don...

In Editor's Roundtable » New Balance MT910V1 and MT910V1GTX Trail Shoes Review
February 20, 2:16pm

Re: Condensation between tent floor and pad when sleeping on snow
Finding water under the mats when camping on snow is absolutely normal. And absolutely unvoidable too. Think about it. The snow under the groundsheet is at -10 C (for example). The groundsheet w...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Condensation between tent floor and pad when sleeping on snow
February 20, 2:00pm

Re: Shipping a pack
I shipped plenty. A cardboard box was always sufficient. Cheers

In GEAR » Shipping a pack
February 19, 7:58pm

Dyneema and steel - an aside
I have an old 4WD Landcruiser with a winch on the front. I use the winch. It has a steel cable rated at 8,000 lb on the drum. The cable can get a bit curly, what with being wound on the drum all th...

In Make Your Own Gear » Spectra, dacron, kevlar line discussion
February 19, 5:15pm

Re: Wet grip
Absolutely agree!!! Some of the synthetic soles grip wonderfully in the dry and are skating rinks in the wet. To the best of my memory, none of the NB shoes I have ever tested have had any prob...

In Editor's Roundtable » New Balance MT910V1 and MT910V1GTX Trail Shoes Review
February 19, 2:37pm

Re: Re: Re: Philippines
> North Korea will guarantee you low cost and zero defects. Yes, but can you wash the blood stains out? Cheers

In GEAR » The CAFFIN tents come!
February 19, 2:32pm

Re: How not to turn into a human icicle: Will Gadd
Hi Eric Totally agree with your quote. I see people wearing a thermal base layer and a fleece jacket while I am wearing just a Taslan windshirt and nothing else. Then they complain about the ...

In Philosophy & Technique » How not to turn into a human icicle: Will Gadd
February 19, 2:30pm

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