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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
CitySydney
StateNSW
CountryAustralia
My Website URLhttp://www.bushwalking.org.au/FAQ/

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All Forum Posts by Roger Caffin

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Re: Re: Hiking in the Snow for Beginners
> They were traveling so light that they didn't even bring any common sense with them. Thank you Bob - that one has gone in my collection of quotes - with acknowledgement. Cheers

In Winter Hiking » Hiking in the Snow for Beginners.
December 05, 10:54pm

Re: re: winter
Hi Lori > Unless you know the snow is not deep everywhere - a shovel is a must. I've never carried one, and never needed one. But we don't have pine trees in the snow. Different pla...

In Winter Hiking » Hiking in the Snow for Beginners.
December 05, 10:50pm

Re: Wow. Thank you all.
Hi Will > Got a color preference? I'm thinking Sand. Black sand? White sand? Gold sand? :-) I prefer a bright colour in the snow for two reasons: more cheerful, and easier to find a...

In GEAR » Moving to UK: I will take all the advice you can spare
December 05, 10:42pm

Re: Re: Re: When backpacking, it pays to be small
> Not following you Roger. You're saying the limit of what someone can carry in a > backpack is determined by spinal cartiledge? Not quite. Many kids and young males can carry a whole l...

In Philosophy & Technique » When backpacking, it pays to be small
December 05, 10:28pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: When backpacking, it pays to be small
Hi Katherine Nope. Sorry. Also, the surface/volume ratio is not 3:1 - sorry about that too. To explain: consider a cube of unit dimension. It has a volume of 1. Each face has an area of 1, a...

In Philosophy & Technique » When backpacking, it pays to be small
December 05, 1:39pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: UL winter cook kit
> Maybe I'll just have to accept I won't be able to hike more than 3 days in winter. Well, there was a lot of discussion about how far you could go UNsupported even in summertime. Roman...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » UL winter cook kit
December 05, 1:30pm

Re: x-country skiing
> If you mean very fast loops on a Nordic course, then the running-type clothes used by > cross-country racers ARE different. Very light, wicking and meant for intense burst > of high me...

In GEAR » Layering strategy for Winter Running
December 05, 2:19am

Re: Re: Re: Comparing Fire Maple Hornet to BRS-3000T
> put the canister on a good scale and compare change rates during different stove functions. Been there, done that: see http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/canister_s...

In GEAR » 25gram canister stove? Brs-3000t. Is this the new lightest canister stove?
December 05, 12:13am

Re: UL winter cook kit
Hi Sven Go out and try it for ONE night. Then you will have a much better idea of what will work for you. And one night won't (cross fingers) kill you. Cheers

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » UL winter cook kit
December 05, 12:03am

Re: When backpacking, it pays to be small
The guy is a turkey. It goes to show what happens when an academic strays out of his very narrow area of knowledge. The load limit is an approximation, for sure, but it has nothing to do with yo...

In Philosophy & Technique » When backpacking, it pays to be small
December 04, 11:59pm

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