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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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All Forum Posts by Roger Caffin

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Re: Canister fuel. How many boils?
We have covered this in many threads and quite a few articles. However, once again: a 450 g canister is enough fuel for my wife and myself for all cooking for 2 weeks. This has been repeatedly t...

In GEAR » Canister fuel. How many boils?
July 17, 4:14pm

Re: Connected on the trail - The future roadmap
> Battery life will double every two years. Dream on!!!!! It won't. Moores law does not apply to batteries - as every mfr has found out. > Handheld devices will take a leap in techno...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Connected on the trail
July 17, 4:12pm

Re: New communication device
No, not (yet) a Ponzi scheme. Your mobile phone with Bluetooth functionality | Bluetooth signal | Radio relay unit (gotenna) | 'Low frequency' radio comms (frequency un...

In GEAR » New communication device
July 17, 4:05pm

Re: Update from tavascan
Um indeed. Thanks for the update again. Cheers

In Pre-Trip Planning » Haute Route Pyrenees Hike
July 16, 4:23pm

> Why or how do companies get away with false claims like this? The majority of consumers wouldn't know the difference maybe? Actually, this should be brought to the attention of Gore....

July 16, 4:17pm

Re: 10 cents and light was you want it
Using a hacksaw blade sounds clever, but it is not. The steel right on the teeth is hard - that is for sure. But the rest of the hacksaw blade is quite soft. It has to be so it does not shatter whe...

In GEAR » 13g knife
July 15, 6:28pm

Re: BPL's 78th Thread on TP
> Mark your spot with a couple of 12" sticks making an 'X', We (my wife and I) do that anyhow. We can avoid each other that way! Cheers

In Editor's Roundtable » Delmar's Poll
July 15, 6:20pm

Re: Favorite Powdered Electrolyte Drinks?
Another yukky triumph of marketing over common sense. Hear those cash register bells... Cheers

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Favorite Powdered Electrolyte Drinks?
July 15, 6:18pm

re the horde
I'm selfish - with Bob M. Cheers

In Philosophy & Technique » People who don't enjoy camping
July 15, 6:16pm

Re: What does everyone think of the new US Topo map type from USGS?
Ah - photo-topo maps. The Australian mapping authority tried that many years ago. It was pretty much a disaster, for the obvious reasons. Pretty enough to look at on the wall, but almost impossibl...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What does everyone think of the new US Topo map type from USGS?
July 15, 6:14pm

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