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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: Re: Re: Re: r2 as insulation and rain gear
> I think a lot of the reason that fleece hasn't really caught the hearts of > backpackers as much as the lightweight puffies have is because of what I call > the "coat culture...

In GEAR » r2 as insulation and rain gear
October 15, 11:42pm

Re: Watch those teeth!
> you can often find Olympians gracing the bottles and advertisements of those sports drinks. Yeah, but that is the marketing endorsement trade. Mucho $$. It has nothing to do with what the ath...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Watch those teeth!
October 15, 2:46pm

Re: New Balance MO 889
> I do not think it would hold up in any hiking above the timberline especially on > rocky trails. Been there, done that, worked very well thank you. These ARE BPL field-tested reviews y...

In Editor's Roundtable » New Balance 889 Multisport Review
October 15, 2:39pm

Re: Re: Re: Trekking Poles on Plane?
> But I doubt proper trekking poles will be accepted, regardless the (false) medical > condition invoked They were accepted at Paris, France for international flight to Australia. Rubber t...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Trekking Poles on Plane?
October 15, 2:33pm

Re: Re
> What exactly is a Caffin stove? I have never seen this before? Dear Me! Try http://www.backpac...

In Gear Swap » FS Caffin stove
October 15, 1:41am

Re: Trekking Poles on Plane?
> The TSA says hiking poles can't be carried on the plane So sprain an ankle and hobble in, supported by your medically-essential walking sticks. Cheers

In Pre-Trip Planning » Trekking Poles on Plane?
October 15, 1:32am

Re: Re: Trolling and Useless Information
> he did pretty much call out the OP for being a plastic-fearing liberal. Who, me? Really? Or was it someone else? I dunno. I just pointed out that my GSI plastic mug is lighter than a Ti on...

In GEAR » Recommendation for a titanium cup?
October 14, 10:08pm

Re: Re: lower price
Hi Kevin It is one of the small number I made with an FMS-116T burner. It gets the same full level of support any other of my stoves gets - just contact me. If you buy it and need the latest I...

In Gear Swap » FS Caffin stove
October 14, 3:34pm

Technical Addendum added showing micrographs of filter material
Hi All I have added an Addendum to this review. It contains micrographs - photos taken with a Scanning Electron Microscope, of the filter element at high magnification. looking down at the bug l...

In Editor's Roundtable » RapidPure Filters Review
October 14, 3:31pm

Re: Re: pumps
> Larry Penberthy should be rolling over in his grave now. I reckon! Cheers

In GEAR » MSR white gas stove pump failure
October 14, 3:21pm

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