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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: Would you wear this on a Sierra trip?
Debbie wrote: > Luckily by the time it started, I had put up my tent. And don't you feel just so happy when you are sitting inside your tent, making coffee or dinner, while that stuff co...

In GEAR » Would you wear this on a Sierra trip?
July 07, 4:23am

for Austin
'Etiquette' is always nice, but the posted Rules prevail. Bumping to get to the head of the queue is banned. The posting or the whole thread may get deleted. It is nice to edit your o...

In Gear Swap » Sellers: when your item sells, Edit your post, do not Reply to it
July 06, 5:42pm

Re: Rainfly Waterproofing Issues
> the rainfly had a slight tackiness and smell to it when I got it. That means the PU coating is dying. Sorry. No, we do not have any good means of 'repairing' decomposing PU coatings...

In GEAR » Rainfly Waterproofing Issues
July 06, 5:36pm

Re: WTB: Canister stove that simmers very well
The BRS-3000T seems to be the stove-du-jour. About $11. Find it on Gear Deals. Cheers

In Gear Swap » WTB: Canister stove that simmers very well
July 05, 11:28pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Thanks
Hi Justin > A price reduction bump is still a bump Roger. Semantics, semantics ... Not here. A price reduction at BPL goes by the far more fancy name of 'price reduction'. Yes, ...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Bumping posts in gear swap
July 04, 12:39am

Re: Re: Unique, not exclusive
Hi Chad > I have seen wholesalers like Gearbest treated better than the cottage guys here in > Gear Deals. You comment concerns me. If you have actual cases with URLs I would appreciate...

In Gear Deals » $9.9 for ALOCS CW - K02 Outdoor Backpack Camping Kettle
July 03, 5:22pm

Re: Re: Re: Thanks
> if no one with your item happens to see it before it makes it off the first page > you cannot bring it back up? The alternative is not pretty: everyone in a bumping race. Not having tha...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Bumping posts in gear swap
July 03, 1:01am

Re: Gatewood cape - arm rain coverage?
Don't use the 'sleeves'. Keep my arms inside across my chest. Cheers

In GEAR » Gatewood cape - arm rain coverage?
July 02, 4:10pm

Re: HE Kit
In an ideal world those holes might be enough, but I suggest you double their diameter. That would 4x the area, and should suffice. Cheers

In GEAR » Heat Exchanger Pot setups
July 02, 4:09pm

Re: Glad to help..
> If nothing else ,that little 500 ml HE pot might work well sitting in top of a little > BRS-3000T butane stove..:) Bit cheaper than a JB too ... Cheers

In GEAR » Sterno Inferno model 70138 High-tech Sterno?
July 02, 4:04pm

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