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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
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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Re: Re: Re: Dragonfly Whisperlite and Simmerlite control
Hi Bob Yes, I know quite a bit about micro metering valves - I was a research scientist for 40 years after all. But there are a few problems with them. For a start, many of them are designed ...

In GEAR » MSR Whisperlite Universal flame control question (Roger Caffin please read)
February 22, 3:35pm

Re: Dragonfly Whisperlite and Simmerlite control
> The newer pump valves have very little taper so essentially end up being an on/off > and not a metering valve. Not so. You can make a metering valve with almost zero taper if you want. T...

In GEAR » MSR Whisperlite Universal flame control question (Roger Caffin please read)
February 22, 2:34pm

Re: Fuel availability on camino
> Is alcohol fuel available in Spain along the Camino hike? Provided you are willing to carry a one litre bottle between towns, then mostly yes. You would have to buy it in the supermarkets I t...

In GEAR » Best UL stove for use in random international places
February 21, 11:46pm

Re: Data
Thank you David :-) Me, I have home-made muesli for breakfast - 110 g of it. Cheers

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Whats your SUL Cook Set-Up Grams/Milliliter %
February 21, 2:13pm

Re: Cuben tunnel... Done
Hi Sam > The ferrules run right through the elbow without a break. Correct. You see, to bend the ferrule tubing Easton has to detemper it a bit, othewise it would simply crack. But that me...

In Make Your Own Gear » myog mountaineering cuben tunnel tent?
February 20, 9:19pm

Re: Re: Thank You
> but the poptart is going to have a lot more calories than the oatmeal. Is it really? I think you would need to quote measured figures to convince me. Cheers

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Whats your SUL Cook Set-Up Grams/Milliliter %
February 20, 8:48pm

Re: Re: MSR Ground Hog improvements
> if these are tougher than comparably weighted Ti V? The Ti stakes are vastly stronger than ANY aluminium stake. I can pound Ti wires into rocky ground without any fear of any bending, usin...

In GEAR » Yet another stake (not steak) thread
February 20, 1:58pm

Re: Cuben tunnel... Done
Hi Sam I haven't tested Gold Tip, so I just don't know. I did test Carbon Express, and found they are crap. > make the tent more stable when camping in protected spots and not want...

In Make Your Own Gear » myog mountaineering cuben tunnel tent?
February 20, 4:31am

Re: Re: Cuben tunnel... Done
Hi Pierre > I assume you don't have issues with the robustness of your pole sleeves because your > poles have bends. This could be so. Note Sam's comments about pole stiffness to...

In Make Your Own Gear » myog mountaineering cuben tunnel tent?
February 20, 4:21am

Re: Re: Re: What happens when you corner a moose while snow hiking
> Moderator Roger has noticed and is deleting that portion of some of the posts. I have noticed, and deleted, and advised Mike Blarowski. Cheers

In Winter Hiking » What happens when you corner a moose while snow hiking
February 19, 10:15pm

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