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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: Alcohol Stove with shut off valve
Hi Dan Can I take the Fifth? I think the real problem with alky stoves is a combination of novices and spilt alcohol. And it's a real problem. Sure, felt liners to hold the alcohol help, ...

In GEAR » Alcohol Stove with shut off valve
June 19, 9:12pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: mountaineering tents
Hi Justin > If you piled a bunch of snow up to make a wall around your pyramid tent, would that > work for blown snow? Or would the wind just blow away the snow wall eventually? It works...

In GEAR » mountaineering tents
June 19, 9:07pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: UV units
> So does anyone know the difference between the original adventurer and the Opti? Sure, we have some fine reviews of them all.

In GEAR » Steripen advice
June 19, 8:59pm

Re: UV units
> I usually just take my little Sawyer squeeze because I have had my Hep A and B > vaccinations. Ah, then you will be immune to viral dysentery, won't you? Or not, as the case may be...

In GEAR » Steripen advice
June 19, 4:21pm

UL Rating ????
> provided that such devices are approved by Underwriters Laboratory Inc Off the top of my head, I cannot think of a single backpacking stove that has ever been NEAR an Underwriters Laborator...

In GEAR » Alcohol Stove with shut off valve
June 19, 4:16pm

Re: Steripen advice
The Opti is good, and has been reviewed here at BPL. The newer Classic 3 may be just slightly better, and it too has been reviewed here. Note: Classic THREE, not the original Classic. Cheers

In GEAR » Steripen advice
June 19, 4:20am

Re: Re: Re: Re: mountaineering tents
Hi Justin > What are sod clothes? Sorry, I don't speak Australian. Various people have already explained what the term means. It applies to tents for bad weather. It is not specifically ...

In GEAR » mountaineering tents
June 19, 4:16am

Re: Re: Well my goodness!
Hi Ian > I will be leaving on an Alaskan Cruise so my hiking opportunities will be limited. Can we expect a few good photos on your return? Cheers

In Gear Deals » In honor of Bob Gross, buy a foam pad and get 10% off
June 18, 4:18pm

Re: Re: mountaineering tents
I am not aware of anyone stress-testing a light-weight mid to 100 mph. Basically, the design is wrong for those conditions: the height of the tent and the unsupported areas of fabric are just too g...

In GEAR » mountaineering tents
June 18, 12:52am

Re: Thanks
> wondering about the validity of their "bump" without that accompanying price drop. That is banned. Read the Rules about GearSwap. Please report it using the red flag button. On...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Bumping posts in gear swap
June 17, 10:17pm

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