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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: Re: Re: painting titanium
Hi Bob Titanium has a nice oxide surface. You might be much better advised to clean the surface carefully and then use a suitable primer. I don't think you need to mechanically abrade the su...

In Make Your Own Gear » painting titanium
March 27, 1:08am

Re: Re: Re: clarification on sumo cup
> Also possible that the welding on the fins was defective, It was a combination of several things in my humble and personal opinion. * Welding aluminium to titanium is not easy, and while...

In Make Your Own Gear » Jetboil cold weather heat exchanger
March 26, 3:21am

Thanks Matthew Kovea Alpine We may have to wait for more hard details, but a few comments in the meantime. * I really question the value of the thing if all you can put in it is 30 g of gas. ...

In Editor's Roundtable » ISPO 2015: Part 2
March 24, 11:49pm

Re: Dude!!!
No Secret. Just post the request in the thread and then Report the thread. The Report ends up in my email. Um - that will not work if you just want to change the listing because some items have...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » How does one change a Gear Swap heading?
March 24, 9:18pm

Re: MSR Hubba Troubles
> found that the silicon coating on the rain fly had become soft and tacky. Correction: that is a PU coating, and quite common. Silicone polymers do NOT do that. Cheers

In GEAR » MSR Hubba Troubles
March 24, 9:05pm

Floor is worse
That review says the HH of the floor is a pitiful 1200 mm. Ye Gods - it will leak like a sieve whenever you kneel on it! Cheers

In GEAR » MSR Flylite -- Reviews?
March 24, 3:21pm

Re: sleeves?
Sleeves - you can sew down inside the arm from the armpit end as far as you can, then start again from the cuff end. Not easy, but quite doable if you take your time. Yes, done dozens that way. ...

In Make Your Own Gear » alternative to the French seam with momentum 90
March 24, 3:17pm

Re: How does one change a Gear Swap heading?
Can't see any price there ... :-) Cheers Roger Caffin

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » How does one change a Gear Swap heading?
March 24, 3:13pm

Re: Golite Ressurection. Jinkies, Shaggy.
> a global manufacturer of innovative and responsibly-made apparel and equipment > designed for the outdoors. They strive to be a leader in terms of channel > distribution, technical per...

In GEAR » Golite Ressurection. Jinkies, Shaggy.
March 24, 3:11pm

Re: Re: alternative to the French seam with momentum 90?
> When I've used Supplex, as another example, that stuff unravels. Threads clog up > zippers. That you have to hide the raw edges. Agree. I use a 3 stitch zigzag on the edge and then se...

In Make Your Own Gear » alternative to the French seam with momentum 90
March 23, 9:32pm

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