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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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Spam filter?
Have you checked your spam filter? Cheers

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Not Receiving PMs
March 30, 3:09pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Primus Winter Gas Introduction
Hi Stuart > Why is Winter Gas better? Laws of physics - it is not any better. Pure spin to get rid of the batch they bought. Cheers

In GEAR » has anyone tested the new Primus winter gas?
March 30, 3:06pm

Kevin You have correctly put this in Gear Deals, but you have not said what relationship (if any) you have with Fenix-store. You need to make a full disclosure. Cheers

In Gear Deals » Fenix Flashlights
March 30, 12:39am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Long-term water usage in California
> Yea, but not everyone wants to replace their lawn with sticker bushes... > or take showers under a nozzle that dribbles... > or use a low flow toilet that clogs more frequently... >...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sierra Snowpack 2015
March 30, 12:36am

Re: Heat Shrink
Hi Don Nice colour. Maybe you could put a short bit on the tip of the hook anyhow? The bit that does not go in the ground and does not get hammered. Cheers

In Make Your Own Gear » painting titanium
March 30, 12:29am

Re: heat shrink
> if you use the heat shrink on the hook, it'll rip when you use a rock to smash it > into hard/rocky dirt Yeah - I forgot about that. It did. Cheers

In Make Your Own Gear » painting titanium
March 29, 3:02pm

Re: Re: painting titanium
> Small length of heat shrink tubing... Nope. Really unsuccessful. I tried it. What happens is that the dirt catches on the heatshrink as you poke the Ti wire into the cround, and pushs it u...

In Make Your Own Gear » painting titanium
March 28, 3:15pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Cuben tunnel... Tested
> How wide should be the strip of fabric used for the snow flap (sod cloth)? Silnylon and Cuban are slippery. I suggest 100 mm is too narrow, while 200 mm might be a bit wider than needed. &...

In Make Your Own Gear » myog mountaineering cuben tunnel tent?
March 27, 7:38pm

Re: Re: Re: Cuben tunnel... Tested
Hi Pierre OK, I am impressed. That looks very good. May I copy the photos for possible future use **with full credit to you**? Cheers

In Make Your Own Gear » myog mountaineering cuben tunnel tent?
March 27, 1:17am

Re: Re: Re: Water filter for herbicide/pesticide/fertilizer?
> Does the order of filtering and purifying matter? Could I use a Steripen before or > after and have the same results? Provided the water is clear, yes you can. The UV will not (of course)...

In GEAR » Water filter for herbicide/pesticide/fertilizer?
March 27, 1:12am

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