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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. :-)
Example Gear List at http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/caffins_4_month_gear_list.html

BPL email: roger@backpackinglight.com
CitySydney
StateNSW
CountryAustralia
My Website URLhttp://www.bushwalking.org.au/FAQ/

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All Forum Posts by Roger Caffin

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Re: Re: Don't shoot me - quick question on tarp stakes
I use four tubes, 2 at each end of my tunnel, and the rest are Ti wires. I don't agree with those who say the wires don't hold very well (in most soils). > the 6" blue Easton tub...

In GEAR » Don't shoot me - quick question on tarp stakes
August 19, 2:59pm

Re: Steam Baking With Silicone Cups
Possibilities ... Cheers

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Steam Baking With Silicone Cups
August 19, 12:42am

Re: Tits and Tats
> Blood is never cold. Ever handled a dead body? > I call it being "warmed" by the hot water bottle. > Please don't tell me its reduced heat loss. Your priviledge, yo...

In Philosophy & Technique » Thermodynamics with down
August 19, 12:41am

Re: Re: Re: In case...
> but I will beat the rap by showing my satellite tracking log. I was hundreds of miles away. Well, your satphone was hundreds of miles away. A lawyer might see a difference... Cheers

In Philosophy & Technique » How to cache water in a forest?
August 19, 12:36am

Re: Let's talk boot gaiters
I use MYOG gaiters in the Dirty Girl style, using a heavy Lycra fabric. I spray them with DWR before use. Then I keep my feet from banging into each other. LIGHT. And Cheap! Cheers

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Let's talk boot gaiters
August 18, 3:41pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: myog mountaineering cuben tunnel tent?
> But you did raise a concern with regards to mixing silnylon (stretchy) with cuben (no stretch). I had a think about this. I don't think having a stretchy silnylon sleeve on a Cuben fly wo...

In Make Your Own Gear » myog mountaineering cuben tunnel tent?
August 17, 3:48pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: myog mountaineering cuben tunnel tent?
Hi Pierre > Roger, Edvin, would you mind if I sent you my sketchup file? I don't mind, but my BPL email account is currently disfunctional. It logged me out before I went walking, and I...

In Make Your Own Gear » myog mountaineering cuben tunnel tent?
August 16, 11:03pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: myog mountaineering cuben tunnel tent?
As Edvin wrote: > Seamsealing it with glue/silicone instead of glueing a piece of cuben over the seam > would have the added benefit that you could incorporate the attachments for the inn...

In Make Your Own Gear » myog mountaineering cuben tunnel tent?
August 16, 6:12pm

Re: right
Hi Christoph > Even though I had icebreaker hiker lite socks - which are rather thick and usually do not dry well. After some moving my feet did not feel wet anymore. Exactly. I like the Da...

In GEAR » Lightweight Hiking Shoes - Approach?
August 16, 4:19pm

Re: Re: myog mountaineering cuben tunnel tent?
Hi Pierre > how I can better apply the tape to it or to a new testing strip if needed. I wonder ... if the seam holds just fine anyhow, do you actually need the tape? Or would some other sor...

In Make Your Own Gear » myog mountaineering cuben tunnel tent?
August 16, 4:14pm

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