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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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Must be me or something. I find some of those designs a bit scary. Or maybe I have seen a lot worse weather. Cheers

In GEAR » Tent vestibules and TENT VESTIBULES
September 09, 3:00pm

Re: Heat Exchanger pot weights and other thoughts.
Hi David > Total pot+ lid+bottom protector: 532 grams My Ti pot (1.5 L?), with Ti lid, in bag : 174 g Difference : 358 g I use a bit less than 30 g of fuel per day. If the HE pot reduces...

In GEAR » Heat Exchanger pot for melting snow
September 08, 9:08pm

Re: Re: Native Advertising: Photo Ownership rights
Hi Bob Educate me please. > Other web sites have "hot-linked" to my images without my permission. Does this mean just publishing the URL to your photo might be illegal? What la...

In Photography » Native Advertising: Photo Ownership rights
September 08, 8:48pm

Re: Re: Re: No Fire S'mores
> Actually I am surprised you even know what a marshmallow is. Ha! The ignorance of some Americans... :-) :-) Since you raised the subject: Wikipedia: 'Marshmallow probably came first i...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » No Fire S'mores
September 08, 6:39pm

Re: I picked the wrong hobby.
OK, solo overnight is not a good idea for beginners. How about solo day walks? Start conservative, with half-day outings. Become practiced at navigation. Get comfortable. And just maybe, once tha...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » I picked the wrong hobby.
September 08, 2:46am

Re: thanks...
Over many trips around Europe we have never used GTX shoes - always non-membrane trail shoes. I favour New Balance, my wife takes either NB or Salomon. Precipitaion does not matter - it's summ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Backpacking in the French Alps
September 08, 2:42am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Extreme one day precipitation events increase
We had a 13 year drought, but that has been broken by heavy rains. However, the Weather Bureau guys say that the drought and flood situation is within normal bounds for Australia. You see, for the ...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
September 07, 6:22pm

Re: Re: Re to all
> As to plastic boots and touring - I've skied a few hundred miles in my plastic boots. > Roger's boots obviously did not fit well. Heat-molded liners are essential. They were hire ...

In Winter Hiking » Backcountry touring ski upgrade
September 07, 6:05pm

Re: Re to all
There is a problem with all plastic boots. They are great for downhill turns, but if you are touring some distance your shins will rub on the front of the boots, and after a few hours you may be in...

In Winter Hiking » Backcountry touring ski upgrade
September 07, 3:31pm

Re: Screw it.
> a few sheet-rock screws are very light but gives tremendous flexibility Cup hooks about 10 mm across also work well in many situations - also as supports for clothes lines in huts... Of c...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Stake techniques
September 07, 3:25pm

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