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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: Thanks
> wondering about the validity of their "bump" without that accompanying price drop. That is banned. Read the Rules about GearSwap. Please report it using the red flag button. On...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Bumping posts in gear swap
June 17, 10:17pm

Re: Donkey
Actually, the real moral of the story is that you should use your own brains and not be entirely dependent on what other plebs say. But that would not make such an amusing story. Cheers

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » BG and the Demise of BPL
June 17, 5:48pm

Re: Free Dave T
> when BPL swings the ban stick at Mr. T. for not setting up his email address. But he has. Cheers

In Chaff » Free Dave T
June 17, 4:24pm

Dave Last warning. Update your email address in your personal details please. The one listed bounces. Yours Roger Caffin Online Community Monitor Backpacking Light

In Packrafting » Kickstarter Project: Learn to Packraft
June 16, 4:47pm

Re: lightest camp shoes
> I want camp shoes! Why? What's the matter with slipping your joggers back on without socks for brief excursions? Cheers

In GEAR » lightest camp shoes
June 15, 3:48pm

Re: Questioning "dry base layers for sleeping".
> a set of dry base layers to change into when you set up camp. Yes, we do this if it is cold or wet. > if you are already carrying a jacket specifically for camp/sleeping, We never do ...

In GEAR » Questioning "dry base layers for sleeping".
June 15, 3:46pm

Re: Re: Help with choosing shoes please
Listen to Nick. Cheers

In GEAR » Help with choosing shoes please
June 13, 9:49pm

We haven't bought bandanas or handkerchief for decades. My wife buys suitable cotton fabric by the metre and makes them herself. Dead simple sewing, and you get exactly what you want. Cheers

In GEAR » where did all the soft cotton bandanas go????
June 13, 4:12pm

Re: Account Closed
> All the comments from a member now appearing as "account closed" have been deleted > or maybe the member himself has done so. As far as I can see, the ex-member deleted all thos...

In Chaff » Account Closed
June 13, 1:48am

Re: Silicone pot lids at PetCo - "BowlMates"
Could be just a bit heavy. The MSR Titan pot lid (titanium) for the 154 mm size with large floppy handle weighs 54 g. It is rigid and protects the contents of my pot very nicely. Interesting idea,...

In GEAR » Silicone pot lids at PetCo - "BowlMates"
June 13, 12:26am

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