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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. :-)
Example Gear List at http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/caffins_4_month_gear_list.html

BPL email: roger@backpackinglight.com
CitySydney
StateNSW
CountryAustralia
My Website URLhttp://www.bushwalking.org.au/FAQ/

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All Forum Posts by Roger Caffin

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Re: Montbell Down Hugger 900 #2 Sleeping Bag Review
It's the beard that does it, sticking out of the opening ... Cheers

In Editor's Roundtable » Montbell Down Hugger 900 #2 Sleeping Bag Review
June 12, 5:53pm

Re: Kovea Spider Stove
The Spider is a bit heavy, but it is 'OK'. Cheers

In GEAR » Kovea Spider Stove
June 12, 5:51pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Questions about EPIC
Hi Justin > a very thin/diluted, light coating of silicone and rubbing it in. I'm doing this also > so it works better with my Nikwax Analogy Pump liner. Be VERY careful here. Given ...

In GEAR » Questions about EPIC
June 12, 5:50pm

Re: Re: Re: Questions about EPIC
Hi Justin It's complicated. It is NOT a membrane coating. You see, what the EPIC process does is to coat the fibres, so the fabric woven from those coated fibres has to rely on surface te...

In GEAR » Questions about EPIC
June 11, 6:52pm

Re: Re: Re: MSR Filters
> I believe the MSR Miniworks EX was redesigned in the past year or two. It now gets > rave reviews at the REI web site. Does REI sell them? Cheers

In GEAR » Filter Recommendation
June 11, 6:33pm

Re: Questions about EPIC
> It seems to be a rather variable product as to CFM, HH and weights. Correct. It is more of a process than a single product. The very light synthetics make good jackets for SUB-zero use, lik...

In GEAR » Questions about EPIC
June 11, 3:44am

Re: First Snow Australia - Kozi
A dusting of snow by mid-June? Not promising! We have camped many times in the Wilkinson Creek bowl - with lots of snow. Many years ago... Cheers

In GEAR » Hilleberg Tent thread
June 11, 3:40am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: fuel canisters
Hi Anton OK, point made, but I suspect that the combination you were using was not effective. To explain: The Litemax throws the flame out sideways, and the Olicamp pot is not very wide. So t...

In GEAR » fuel canisters
June 11, 3:36am

Re: MSR Filters
Hi Greg > I've been using my "dismal failure" MSR waterworks II since 1996. Simply bombproof. Perhaps you haven't tried more modern gear, or used it in slightly silty water...

In GEAR » Filter Recommendation
June 11, 2:49am

Re: To Roger and Stephen re: filtering
> are you recommending double-filtering? No, definitely not. That was more of a ranking. Which Sawyer filter? Doesn't really matter as the (standard) internals are mostly the same (assum...

In GEAR » Filter Recommendation
June 10, 5:42pm

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