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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: Re: Re: Bluet Gaz Canisters
> Anyone make an adapter? Yep, but it weighs a ton. Has to, to get the compression force on the seal. Cheers

In GEAR » Bluet Gaz Canisters
August 23, 7:42pm

Re: water containers
1.25 L PET rocket base bottle - 45 g or 1.58 oz Cheers

In GEAR » Collapsible water bottles - why?
August 23, 7:40pm

Re: Re: Re: wine bladder like containers
> if the plastic would have deteriorated and be unsafe for drinking water at this point? Dunno about the USAine bladders, but the Oz ones last for years and years. I think they are Mylar film o...

In GEAR » Collapsible water bottles - why?
August 23, 7:38pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Winter Stove Discussion - 2014
> The modern day Crocodile is a dinosaur Well, not really. They are related, but it would be wrong to say a croc is a dinosaur. Crocs are a different part of the family tree. Birds now, they...

In GEAR » Winter Stove Discussion - 2014
August 23, 3:40pm

An easier, cheaper and lighter solution
My foot care kit is ... zero. I found it far, far better to wear shoes which are large enough and wide enough that I don't get foot problems in the first place. Thick wool socks also help. ...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Updated Foot-Care Kit
August 23, 3:34pm

Re: Bluet Gaz Canisters
They are being deprecated for safety reasons. Might be time to update. Cheers

In GEAR » Bluet Gaz Canisters
August 23, 3:28pm

Re: bladder bags, and other collapsible bottle advantages
Both hard bottles and bladders have advantages, and I have and use both. Basically, much of it boils down to the size of your pack. If it is big enough that it is no trouble to carry a few empty...

In GEAR » Collapsible water bottles - why?
August 23, 3:27pm

Re: Re: 500d gaiters
Hi Adam Yes, I do MYOG, although it takes a little longer than 5 minutes. :-) But what wears out is not the Cordura fabric but the hook&loop fastening tape - after a few years. So I have re...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Let's talk boot gaiters
August 22, 3:48pm

Re: 500d gaiters
Hi Mitch Well, yes, our scrub can be a little ... and the rocks in some places are a bit like broken glass. Slashed a pair of joggers clean open once. And yes, the Crocs are a shade heavy :-)...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Let's talk boot gaiters
August 22, 5:49am

Re: Winter Stove Discussion-2014
Hi James > I have one of Roger's super stoves. I find it a bit wobbly. True. In fact, I commented on this in the article. Comes of being SUL. My solution, which I have to say works ex...

In GEAR » Winter Stove Discussion - 2014
August 22, 5:47am

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