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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
My Website URLhttp://www.bushwalking.org.au/FAQ/

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All Forum Posts by Roger Caffin

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Re: Kite lines
> what are the most important features for kite line? Usually, wind drag. Then weight. Cheers

In Make Your Own Gear » Spectra, dacron, kevlar line discussion
February 17, 9:15pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: re: pre-heating designs
Oh, the oil on the jet is liely to look clean. It is just a much higher hydrocarbon from unrefined gas. > Using a hand lens at least some of the stuff blocking the jet appeared to be very &g...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Evolution of a Winter Stove - Part 3
February 17, 1:46pm

Re: Re: Re: Changing from Goretex
Hi Bob > In Australia don't you have those freshies in the rivers? Yeah, but they are a protected native species so we have to leave them alone. :-) Reality: Australia is pretty w...

In GEAR » Trail runners for wide feet with high arches
February 17, 1:35pm

Re: Changing from Goretex
> I got immersion foot despite GoreTex boots No, the opposite is more likely to be true. You got foot problems because of the GTX lining. You cannot stop your shoes from filling up with water i...

In GEAR » Trail runners for wide feet with high arches
February 17, 2:36am

Re: A Visual Paradigm for Windshirts - Multiple Axis of Understanding.-Rev 0
Hi Richard Brilliant! Cheers

In GEAR » A Visual Paradigm for Windshirts - Multiple Axis of Understanding.-Rev 0
February 17, 2:23am

Re: missing the point
> why would you care if your pants weigh 11 oz or 18? I guarantee it won't help you to > hike one mile further. There is virtually no difference between 7 oz on your waist and 7 oz on...

In GEAR » "When your pants are kinda heavy..."
February 17, 2:20am

Re: Silicon peeling?
From the BA web site: 'Fly and floor are lightweight silicone treated nylon rip-stop with a 1200mm waterproof polyurethane coating' Now, I really am NOT sure what this means. A masterpi...

In Make Your Own Gear » Silicon peeling?
February 16, 8:04pm

Re: What about Quilt?
Well, since you aren't crushing the down on the bottom, I would definitely think so. But you would need to use the quilt for over 20 years imho before you could judge. Cheers

In GEAR » how long does it take to wear out a down sleeping bag?
February 16, 1:30pm

Re: "When your pants are kinda heavy..."
A bit heavy imho. How they got that heavy I do not know: too many 'features' maybe? The Taslan/Supplex ones I make for Sue and me weigh about 6.1 oz, and have lasted an awful long time i...

In GEAR » "When your pants are kinda heavy..."
February 16, 1:22pm

Titanium does not freeze into the snow. See our articles http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/make_your_own_gear_titanium_snow_stakes.html http://www.backpackinglight.com/cg...

February 15, 1:53pm

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