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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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All Forum Posts by Roger Caffin

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Re: On second thought.
I will only delete a thread if the poster persistently Bumps it, or it is a troll or a spam. (Or there is a duplicate posting, which has happened a few times.) Myself, I would prefer posters in ...

In Gear Swap » Deleting our own threads
December 09, 12:50pm

Re: Cutting and Glueing Carbon Fiber tubing
Useful stuff. Thanks. I have used 2-part epoxy (Araldite) very successfully, and also Loctite 480 very successully. Both come in small packages. Cheers

In Make Your Own Gear » Cutting and Glueing Carbon Fiber tubing
December 08, 1:46pm

Re: Re: Tunnel Tent
> Curious if Roger has ever incorporated a lightweight ridge pole into a tunnel No, because it is pretty much useless. You need the lengthwise tension in the fabric to make the tent perform to ...

In Make Your Own Gear » How hard is it to make a tunnel tent like the one in the photo.
December 08, 1:40pm

Re: Re: material question
SUPPLEX, or Taslan. Same thing. Cheers

In Make Your Own Gear » material question
December 08, 1:29pm

Re: Sleeping in tights?
> I worried that the compression will squeeze the blood from my legs keeping me cold There are two sorts of longs: ordinary thermals, and so-called 'compression' tights. Ordinary therma...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sleeping in tights?
December 08, 1:28pm

Re: Re: cold hands
That's probably a nerve problem, and very hard to fix. But make sure your ARM is quite warm, so the blood reaching your hand is warm. No use putting mega-gloves on when the incoming blood is...

In Winter Hiking » Question - hands cold
December 08, 1:24pm

Re: Re: Best Value Sewing Machine?
> Requisites for me would be straight, zig-zag, reverse, and a zipper-foot and the > ability to position the needle left/right. Agree. Cheers

In GEAR » Best Value Sewing Machine?
December 08, 1:21pm

Re: Re: Re: Advantages?
> This is more rugged than most people need, so over weight. That says more about where YOU camp in wintertime and the prevailing weather there than anything else. Yeah, deep in the sheltered p...

In Make Your Own Gear » How hard is it to make a tunnel tent like the one in the photo.
December 07, 3:04pm

Re: How hard is it to make a tunnel tent like the one in the photo.
It ain't easy. Cheers

In Make Your Own Gear » How hard is it to make a tunnel tent like the one in the photo.
December 07, 1:44am

Re: Re: Hiking in the Snow for Beginners
> They were traveling so light that they didn't even bring any common sense with them. Thank you Bob - that one has gone in my collection of quotes - with acknowledgement. Cheers

In Winter Hiking » Hiking in the Snow for Beginners.
December 05, 10:54pm

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