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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: Personal Locator Beacons? Do I need one?
Hi Mike in a light-hearted spirit: >Which can also be said about carbon fiber poles, Titanium, Cuben Fiber, and high tech trail runners ... We don't carry trekking poles. Titanium is...

In GEAR » Personal Locator Beacons? Do I need one?
June 24, 1:41am

Hi Gary Cute idea. Exclusive to BPL members. Consider yourself 'not-whapped'. :-) cheers Roger Caffin

In Gear Deals » BPL exclusive--BRS-3000T Jetboil pot riser disk
June 23, 4:48pm

Re: Re: Camping to close for comfort
> I also suspect that some people ... actually rather prefer, to be around others at > night to help ease their fear of the boogeyman. Not that they would ever admit it. Yep, I think there...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Camping to close for comfort
June 23, 4:43pm

What do you expect?
As the heading asks, what do you expect when you mix rampant capitalism with mindless nerds? Remind me to be extra nice to our cottage industry owners who have not sold out. Fortunately, when...

In GEAR » Thoughts on new REI EVRGRN line, catalogs, offers and light polluting tents...
June 23, 4:38pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Netting construction questions for MYOG tent
Hi Debbie We won't believe you until we see photos! :-) Cheers

In Make Your Own Gear » Netting construction questions for MYOG tent
June 23, 4:29pm

Re: Re: Re: "Lukewarmers"
Some local coastal Town Councils here in Oz have forbidden the Council Planning and Engineering Departments from using the words 'climate change' or making any mention of or provision for r...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
June 23, 4:27pm

Re: Heat shrink tubing
Hi Stuart Polyolefins are (usually) either polypropylene or polyethylene. They are good tough stuff, but their MP is a bit low, 160 C and 130 C respectively. Silicone rubber usually is rated to ...

In GEAR » Silicone Tubing for Pot handles
June 23, 2:35am

Re: Shoe follow-up
> Indeed, they were a little too big even at the end of the day. It wasn't a problem > until we were doing some sidehill walking and my feet were sliding in the shoe. There is a cure. ...

In GEAR » Help with choosing shoes please
June 22, 10:19pm

Re: update: not heat resistant enough
I do like my little light-weight MSR pot lifter... Hum - looking again at that pic of the melted handles - dunno what the tubing is MEANT to be, but the result looks like melted vinyl to me. Sil...

In GEAR » Silicone Tubing for Pot handles
June 22, 10:11pm

Re: Personal Locator Beacons? Do I need one?
Up until recently PLBs did not exist, and people went walking quite happily, even on long trips. On our 2-month long walking trips in Europe we never ever carry a PLB. I don't even own one. O...

In GEAR » Personal Locator Beacons? Do I need one?
June 22, 4:15pm

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