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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: UL7
yep. I even BOUGHT a second one, after my wife pinched my review unit! Cheers

In GEAR » Pad Help - Uncomfortable nights
November 06, 1:47pm

Re: MSR Windboiler -- Reduced CO?
> Turn it down, the circulation doesn't quite work right, and the CO goes through the > roof. [that's from memory from reading one of Roger Caffin's write ups on the stove] A...

In GEAR » The New MSR Windboiler – First Look & Questions
November 06, 1:45pm

Re: Synthetic jackets - how do they really perform in wet conditions?
> to what degree they really maintain insulation when wet, If you get them wet, you are doing something wrong. Cheers PS: fleece is a better idea for that anyhow.

In GEAR » Synthetic jackets - how do they really perform in wet conditions?
November 05, 1:25pm

Re: Re: Rapid Series Tents
What Vlad wrote. Cheers

In Make Your Own Gear » Rapid Series Tents
November 04, 2:13pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Snowpeaks reply
Hi Jim So they do! My mistake. SOTOs - I haven't looked at the recent models. MSR PR - I try to not look at it. Really poor design imho. Kovea Titanium (or Markhill Hotrod or Vargo Jet Ti...

In GEAR » Snow Peak LiteMax stove malfunction? or was it the canister's fault? or maybe just my own stupidity?
November 04, 2:12pm

Re: Snowpeaks reply
> it was probably the threads causing the leak. They were worn enough that they caused > the stove to not align correctly on the canister, or could not keep enough pressurize > between t...

In GEAR » Snow Peak LiteMax stove malfunction? or was it the canister's fault? or maybe just my own stupidity?
November 03, 6:11pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Product use update
Hi Justin Well, the starter of this thread was asking about consumer-applied coatings, not factory ones: > I'm fairly fed up with trying to maintain the waterproofing on my WPB coats. S...

In GEAR » which waterproofing agent?
November 03, 6:07pm

Re: Food cache containers
You know those big white plastic buckets with clip-on lids you can buy at a HW store? We have used those, hidden, and had no problems. I think the plastic is too hard AND it seals in any smells. ...

In Philosophy & Technique » How to cache water in a forest?
November 03, 6:00pm

Re: @Roger
Hi Stephen I currently carry a Steripen Adventurer Opti - with brand-name batteries.. I do also have a Steripen Adventurer, but seldom carry it. I am currently reviewing the new Steripen Cla...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Are we just kidding ourselves with our chemical water treatments?
November 03, 5:47pm

Re: Re Lifestraw
> it was tested in a bunch of places in African and failed at what its designed for. I think that is a completely misleading summary of the article. What they found was that the users didn&#...

In GEAR » Sawyer Mini versus LifeStraw
November 03, 2:08pm

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