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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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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Extreme one day precipitation events increase
> It'll be more like 50 years from now when we start seeing effects that have more of a financial effect. My money is on less than 5 years. Cliffs are very steep. And the elephant in the...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
September 06, 6:22am

Re: Re: Re: No Fire S'mores
> The bottom piece is the fine steel mesh diffuser. Yeah, that would work. Stove is going to get very hot though. And with that amount of red heat, you may need to put some distance between th...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » No Fire S'mores
September 06, 1:38am

Re: Re: Re: Re: rocks
> some places in which there is so much dead wood that the dead wood is crowding forest > floor space and likely making it difficult for undergrowth to develop. But that is how that bit of ...

In Philosophy & Technique » LEAVE NO TRACE
September 06, 1:28am

Re: clarify
Hi Brett > regualar nylon layer or uncoated silnylon. Sorry to be so picky, but there is no such animal as 'uncoated silnylon'. The 'sil' in 'silnylon' is the silicon...

In GEAR » coatings on big puffy down jackets?
September 05, 8:27pm

Re: how to handle base layers in freezing rain
> I've been told that clothing should be kept comparatively light during the day due > to body heat generated from hiking, but at night, warm, dry clothes are needed. Yes, yes, yes. ...

In GEAR » how to handle base layers in freezing rain
September 05, 8:24pm

Re: Re: Re: No Fire S'mores
Hi Rick > OK with your stove? Can't tell, because I can't see from the photo what the pan really looks like. Is it just the obvious very coarse mesh supporting the sausages, or is th...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » No Fire S'mores
September 05, 8:22pm

Re: No Fire S'mores
It can be done on a canister stove, with VERY GREAT care. I make raisin toast and toasted muffins this way sometimes, on day walks. Get some fine stainless steel mesh: a 2 mm pitch of 0.5 mm wir...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » No Fire S'mores
September 05, 7:04pm

Re: Re: Re: How to make a sternum strap that slides along piping?
Hi Tim I know the hardware exists, but what brand and where can one buy it? Care to share? Cheers

In Make Your Own Gear » How to make a sternum strap that slides along piping?
September 05, 4:26pm

Re: coatings on big puffy down jackets?
Hi Brett > would just plain silnylon not be enough That would be about the biggest disaster I can imagine. Think about the perspiration from your body, wafting gently through the down, to re...

In GEAR » coatings on big puffy down jackets?
September 05, 4:24pm

Re: SE Minnesota temps
> for "three season" use, and I'm always curious which three seasons they mean, LOVE IT! Cheers

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What ARE "summer nighttime temps" where you backpack?
September 05, 4:20pm

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