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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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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: Mating Quilts
What do you get from two mating quilts? Small pillows maybe? More seriously though - controlling a flat quilt is difficult. My wife and I find having a foot box solves that problem perfectly. An...

In GEAR » Mating Quilts
May 28, 3:32pm

Re: Blood under Nails and Shoe Size Question
Yes, your shoes are seriously undersized for your feet! Seriously!!! You have measured your feet on a Brannock Device: that is good. But you have ignored the width measurement the device gives: ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Blood under Nails and Shoe Size Question
May 28, 3:28pm

Re: Baladeo knives
Yes, they are 'extreme UL' knives, and are not meant for rough use. So I will disagree with a few comments. > I don't get the concept of gram counting when you sacrifice function...

In Editor's Roundtable » Deejo UL Knives
May 28, 3:20pm

Re: Haute Route Pyrenees Hike
No poncho? Um... mid-June - could need ice-axe and crampons. Cheers

In Pre-Trip Planning » Haute Route Pyrenees Hike
May 27, 3:43pm

Re: Removing smelly spill from electronics
Isopropyl alcohol is the normal cleaner for this. Cheers

In GEAR » Removing smelly spill from electronics
May 27, 3:40pm

Re: sweeeeet
Hi Mik > We are testing out some cold weather gear here in Queensland this July You jest. In your dreams! Not possible in Qld! Cheers (Sydneyite)

In GEAR » Anyone used the TT Rainbow in snow (even inedvertantly)
May 24, 10:51pm

Re: Photos
Hi Woods > I am not sure we are technically allowed to post links to commercial websites, even > if we are simply using it for a reference and not suggesting a purchase... Your concern ...

In Gear Deals » Backpackinglight Member Offer: Ultralight Tyvek Mesh Shelter 210 x 120 cm (FREE shipping)
May 24, 10:49pm

Re: Why use line locks on a guylines?
In fine weather in the forest - no problems. Now try setting up a taut line hitch at -10 C in a gale in the snow on icy lines. A bit harder. So - my summer tent works mainly with simple guy lin...

In GEAR » Why use line locks on a guylines?
May 24, 10:27pm

Re: Re:
Hi Cameron > until not all that long ago, people were saying the same thing about solar panels, > lithium batteries, and the like. I'd be extremely surprised if within the next few &...

In GEAR » In the future: power your gadgets just by hiking!
May 24, 12:44am

Re: Re: Bikepacking at the Cusp
> My days of lycra are long over... Defeatist!!! Cheers

In Editor's Roundtable » Bikepacking at the Cusp
May 23, 3:06pm

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