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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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Fascinating debate
Hi Jerry and RogT All very interesting. We will keep it very polite and professional, won't we? cheers

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
March 03, 5:07am

Re: an old Primus stove question for stovies
Depends on how much you want to pay. You have options: Get one off a similar Chinese camp stove (buy?) Buy a potentiometer control knob from an electronics supplier Make one yourself - probably ...

In GEAR » an old Primus stove question for stovies
March 02, 11:37pm

Re: Winter UL tweaking
Hi Bob > Edit: Sorry, I tried to fix the damned link and it wouldn't stick, just like the gear > list update... grrrr.... THEN I checked using Explorer and it DID update! Other > ...

In Winter Hiking » UL at 0° F?
March 02, 6:16pm

Re: The Evolution of a Winter Stove
I think what Jerry wrote covers the problem. At full power a canister burner can pump out well over 2 kW. That means it is like an electric stove hotplate glowing bright red. Of course it can b...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Evolution of a Winter Stove - Part 5: Infra-Red testing
March 02, 2:45pm

Methyl hydrate is methanol
Just so no-one gets confused: Methyl Hydrate IS methanol. Exactly the same same chemical. It is toxic if ingested, but it burns much cleaner than any form of propanol. Cheers

In GEAR » Alcohol stove, stainless steel cookware, offensive odour - just me?
March 02, 2:34pm

Re: Alcohol stove, stainless steel cookware, offensive odour - just me?
I am guessing about this case, but we have had some experience with burning propanol. First of all, when they (Bio-Flame) claim 95% ethanol and 5% propanol, I simply do not believe them. There W...

In GEAR » Alcohol stove, stainless steel cookware, offensive odour - just me?
March 02, 2:02am

Re: Carrying Olive Oil
The point about the Nalge botttles is that they are lab-grade bottles and have an engineered seal which is guarranteed to not leak. Other bottles are more likely to be made to a price (and an artis...

In GEAR » Carrying Olive Oil
March 01, 1:55pm

Very very impressive stuff. Can you get down from the end of that long peninsula? It would be unreal ... Cheers

In Post-Trip Reports » 48 hours with the Ancients
February 28, 8:26pm

Re: satan get behind me
and push ... Cheers

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » BPL Reacts to distasteful ad complaints
February 28, 8:20pm

Re: What's?
> What is the idfl? International Down and Feather Labs, where as usual 'international' really means 'American'. They are responsible for a new very gimmicked test method whi...

In GEAR » OK to leave down compressed for a long time?
February 28, 1:47pm

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