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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: sewing two materials w/ differing stretch characteristics
This is one case where thinking a bit about the design of the seam will pay dividends. If you pin the mesh to the silnylon from the sil side, then you can fold the silnylon over once and pin it ...

In Make Your Own Gear » sewing two materials w/ differing stretch characteristics
January 28, 12:33am

Re: Esbit and USPS

In Pre-Trip Planning » Esbit and USPS
January 26, 1:36pm

Re: What is paleo?
One of many food crazes or fads. Nothing more. Cheers

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » What is paleo?
January 25, 1:43am

Re: I know isopropyl is not the best fuel.
> I would figure somebody had looked into this. All you have to do is search on BPL. See for instance: ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Specific Stove question Bud lite bottle and Isopropyl 99%
January 25, 1:42am

Re: General stake query
Opinions differ. Hawthorn, oak, hemlock, ash have all been recommended. One version has it that the stake will be consumed; others say not. Oh, sorry - that's for vampires. Cheers

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » General stake query
January 25, 1:38am

Re: Re: Re: Affect of global warming not well known
Hi Jerry Yeah, I know. > they don't know whether clouds make the planet warmer or colder so they're doing a > NASA experiment to find out, Not quite correct. Better to say &q...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
January 24, 9:22pm

Re: Affect of global warming not well known
Schermer was a bit off the planet (pun, sorry) about the lack of concensus re consequences, at least in general terms. Caused a few to wonder about his age and whether he is losing it. > take...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
January 24, 8:54pm

Re: Specific Stove question Bud lite bottle and Isopropyl 90%
Best tip if you want to burn isopropyl alcohol: Increase your life insurance policy. Some of the combustion products are toxic. Cheers

In Make Your Own Gear » Specific Stove question Bud lite bottle and Isopropyl 99%
January 23, 1:27pm

Re: French crampon technique?
I will get howled down I imagine, but people have used French style while wearing joggers. That's very different from plastic boots, 12 point step-ins and front pointing. Yeah, but get very exp...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » French crampon technique?
January 22, 3:11am

Re: backpack size?
Ah well. Depends a lot on how compact your gear is. If your FRAME pack is over 65 L I would suggest getting something smaller. Under 45 L could be problematic. Do NOT try a frameless pack for a t...

In Gear Lists » GR 10 Pyrenees layering and gear suggestions needed for newbie
January 22, 3:08am

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