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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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What counts
You know, the dinner might have been very fine, but I suspect the morning hot drink was the real Valentines day thing! But wha did you get out of the tent to work the stove? I am often still in ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Valentine's Day Montana style
February 16, 2:54pm

Re: Need some advice on gloves and mitts.
Gloves are difficult. Put your hand out in front of you, flat, with your fingers closed. See all that room between the fingers for the glove fabric/insulation? No? Me neither. My conclusion is th...

In GEAR » Need some advice on gloves and mitts.
February 16, 12:19am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Steripen Classic 3: Spotlite Review - question
Hi Doug I stand corrected. I read the PDF manual, but not the bit on the outside of the box. Steripen tell me they do include 4 off lithium AAs in review samples, so reviewers get the best impr...

In Editor's Roundtable » Steripen Classic 3: Spotlite Review
February 15, 10:00pm

Re: Re: Re: Water Bottles & Firelighting Supplies
Hi David > I'm preparing for a worst case scenario where I'm essentially immobile for some reason ... > potentially life-saving insurance for zombie apocolypses OK, that's f...

In Gear Lists » Comfortable & Safe 3-Season UL Gear List
February 15, 2:34pm

Re: Re: Steripen Classic 3: Spotlite Review - question
Hi Doug > the insert to the Steripen recommends rechargeable NiMH instead of lithium for cold weather Um - can you help me here? I can't find that recommendation, but perhaps I didn...

In Editor's Roundtable » Steripen Classic 3: Spotlite Review
February 15, 2:24pm

Re: Water Bottles & Firelighting Supplies
Hi David "Rocket-base" - standard (industry) term. They are as BobG noted. Extremely robust, by law (for shipping). > I've had Bics fail me in wet and/or windy conditions Di...

In Gear Lists » Comfortable & Safe 3-Season UL Gear List
February 15, 1:43am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Comfortable & Safe 3-Season UL Gear List
The BIG difference imho between the UL Al bottles and a rocket-base PET bottle of 1.25 L capacity is durability. I can drop a full PET bottle 6 m onto hardish ground and it will bounce and not ...

In Gear Lists » Comfortable & Safe 3-Season UL Gear List
February 14, 10:53pm

Re: "Microscopic organisms are everywhere, you can't escape them."
Thank you Sam. When is the funeral? Cheers

In Editor's Roundtable » Steripen Classic 3: Spotlite Review
February 14, 7:04pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re Whambulance
Hi Jake > mostly it is scrapes and blisters. With the occasional cut. But overall, exactly. My FAK, *PRE*-BPL, would have allowed my to perform open heart surgery, with survival of the pa...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Gear weight vs safety and preparedness
February 14, 3:58pm

Re: Re: Re Whambulance
Hi Jake Your FAK looks like mine, except I also have one tiny container of BFI in there and another tiny container of butesin picrate. Nalge 4 mL bottles - tiny. BFI: bismuth formic iodide, sur...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Gear weight vs safety and preparedness
February 14, 1:52pm

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