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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
My Website URLhttp://www.bushwalking.org.au/FAQ/

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All Forum Posts by Roger Caffin

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Re: Doing a school project ... need your help!
One posting is fine. Multiple postings irritates people. Good luck with your survey. Cheers Roger Caffin Online Community Monitor Backpacking Light

In Pre-Trip Planning » Doing a school project ... need your help!
June 01, 7:35pm

Ah yes, the painful learning phase. It's probabaly essential. Fabric creep - yeah, always. Pins, pins and more pins, done beforehand over the full length of the seam. Only take them out one ...

In Make Your Own Gear » noob botched her first summer quilt!
June 01, 4:26pm

Re: Merino wool hoodie for under $100. What do you guys think?
Commercial. Moved to Gear Deals. You may find the competition in the street wear market rather fierce. Cheers

In Gear Deals » Merino wool hoodie for under $100. What do you guys think?
June 01, 2:39am

Re: MYOG Harness for SMD Fusion Packs (for those with Narrower Shoulders)
Remarkable! Seriously MYOG, done excellently. Cheers

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Harness for SMD Fusion Packs (for those with Narrower Shoulders)
May 31, 3:35pm

Re: boots vs shoes
> If the ground is unstable, eg scree, or the bed of a fast flowing river, I find boots best. But many of us prefer joggers for these conditions as they can be a lot safer than boots on rough g...

In GEAR » Confused about hiking boot choices..
May 31, 4:06am

Re: Re: Trash bag + windshirt = WPB jacket?
Hi Justin To answer a lot of your questions ... A fabric can be as water-repellant as you like in the lab and still break down *quickly* in the field. To understand why, consider that highly ...

In GEAR » Trash bag + windshirt = WPB jacket?
May 30, 10:20pm

Re: Knee Pads.
We don't use knee pads (except at home, gardening), but we do carry 'sit-mats'. Comfortable on rock of course, but a god-send in damp rainforest! Insrtead of a cold wet bum from sitting...

In GEAR » Knee Pads.
May 30, 6:08pm

Re: Re: Re: Baladeo knives
Hi 'outdoors' A chisel grind does affect the 'handedness' of the blade - no argument there, although I found it did not matter much once I got used to it. But a chisel grind does...

In Editor's Roundtable » Deejo UL Knives
May 30, 4:08pm

Re: Snow in summer!
Hi David We crossed the Col twice - we were actually doing the GR5 and decided a quick loop arounf the TMB would be fun. Snow both times. What SB is needed will depend on whether you intend t...

In GEAR » Advice on cooking equipment for 7-night Tour Mont Blanc summer hike
May 30, 3:57pm

Re: Re: Re: Mating Quilts
Hi Derek > "My wife and I find having a foot box solves that problem perfectly. And that lets me > layer our two quilts over the two of us if it gets very cold." Imagine each o...

In GEAR » Mating Quilts
May 30, 3:50pm

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