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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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Moderator summary
Dear all I am reluctantly dragged into this. I really didn't want to be. I have edited the initial FS posting to reflect reality. I think it would be appropriate at this stage to close...

In Gear Swap » Quantum Endurance Climashield Quilt 5'X7' Slate Grey 75$
April 05, 12:41am

Re: Re: Thoughts?
Hi Stuart Thanks for your reasonable and thoughtful comments. > Over the winter, a shocking number of threads descended into mudslinging for no > apparent reason. It's my impressi...

In Gear Swap » Quantum Endurance Climashield Quilt 5'X7' Slate Grey 75$
April 04, 6:09pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Great googily moogily
> Roger has been pretty condensed for a long time. Yep, I am definitely 'condensed matter'. (That is actually an arcane physics joke. Sorry.) > unpaid moderator. I don't bel...

In Gear Swap » Quantum Endurance Climashield Quilt 5'X7' Slate Grey 75$
April 04, 5:09pm

Re: Great googily moogily
> Let's sit back and see how BPL handles it. I am inclined to do nothing at this stage, letting the community handle this (politely) as it has already. As several have already emphasised...

In Gear Swap » Quantum Endurance Climashield Quilt 5'X7' Slate Grey 75$
April 04, 3:40pm

Re: Bandaids
> do people bring wound cleaning liquid like Sterilon or Bethadin? Nope. Tends to do more damage to the open wound than anything else. Cheers

In GEAR » First Aid Emergency Kit
April 04, 5:48am

Re: Re: Want stove that can boil H2O in a wide-mouth stainless steel bottle
> Stability of the pot is important. You get this stability by sitting the canister on a small bit of RIGID 3-ply. Some have used foam as a base instead, but foam is NOT all that stable compa...

In Multiple Use Gear » Want stove that can boil H2O in a wide-mouth stainless steel bottle
April 03, 11:28pm

Re: First Aid Emergency Kit
FAK: Band-Aids, narrow & wide Micro-pore surgical tape Scalpel blade in wrapper plus Handkerchief Toilet paper and above all else BRAINS! Cheers

In GEAR » First Aid Emergency Kit
April 03, 5:47pm

Re: Re: Re: cable cutters for freeing dogs from snares
> These will cut hard cable even stainless steel cable By and large, high tensile steel is much harder than stainless steel. The latter is 'soft' in comparison. Cheers

In GEAR » cable cutters for freeing dogs from snares
April 03, 5:44pm

Re: Boiling off chemicals/pesticides?
> Are some of these pollutants more volatile than water NO Cheers

In GEAR » Water filter for herbicide/pesticide/fertilizer?
April 03, 5:43pm

Re: Want stove that can boil H2O in a wide-mouth stainless steel bottle
Roleigh Snow Peak GS(T)-100 Gold Standard for upright canister stoves, at least for performance. A bit heavy these days is all. Cheers

In Multiple Use Gear » Want stove that can boil H2O in a wide-mouth stainless steel bottle
April 03, 5:41pm

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