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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: Re: Charging up a 18650 lithium battery
> Fast-charging a lithium can result in fewer total charge cycles usable for the battery. That may be true for NiCds and NiMH, but afaik it is not true for good lithiums. To be sure, the net ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Charging up a 18650 lithium battery
December 03, 7:13pm

Re: RE: Can I Cook in my Tent
> Couldn't this help a lot with white gas stoves in a tent? Also might help with > canister stoves that have a heater tube. Yes & yes. > Kerosene stoves used to be primed with...

In Editor's Roundtable » Can I Cook in my Tent?
December 03, 6:26pm

Re: Re: Re: mt biking in wilderness history
> Shall we be more specific No. Cheers :-)

In Philosophy & Technique » The inevitable bike legalization of the JMT
December 03, 3:15am

Re: mt biking in wilderness history
> The intent of Marshall, Zahniser, et al, is difficult to discern, as you yourself > admit, but the relevant phrase in the Wilderness Act is pretty clear, This is why the courts pay ver...

In Philosophy & Technique » The inevitable bike legalization of the JMT
December 02, 11:29pm

Re: Charging up a 18650 lithium battery
Hi Bob The 'standard' charge rate for a battery with a capacity of C ampere-hours is C amps. Yours are 3.4 A-hr, so the standard recharge rate is 3.4 A. But that is a bit too simplistic....

In Make Your Own Gear » Charging up a 18650 lithium battery
December 02, 11:08pm

Re: Layering strategy for Winter Running
Australian summe rhere right now. Reaches mid-30s (C) quite easily. The thought of running with ANY top on is pretty horrible. :-) Cheers PS: Sue and I go running about 6 am - its already gett...

In GEAR » Layering strategy for Winter Running
December 02, 10:27pm

Re: Becoming disoriented in the woods
One of the 'greats' in Australian walking was Paddy Pallin. He wrote a book called 'Never Truly Lost'. But he did admit to be a bit confused for a day or two once or twice. Probably...

In Philosophy & Technique » Becoming disoriented in the woods
December 02, 3:45pm

Re: Re: Re: Vertex Solid Fuel Stove Review WITH ADS!
Chuckle. Ken: -1 Doug: +1 Cheers

In Editor's Roundtable » Vertex Solid Fuel Stove Review
December 02, 3:35pm

Re: mt biking in wilderness history, and machines
To quote Wikipedia: Machines employ power to achieve desired forces and movement (motion). Running through most discussions of machines is the idea that a machine has a flow of power through it...

In Philosophy & Technique » The inevitable bike legalization of the JMT
December 02, 3:31pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: phenomene of corrosion?
> It's the water. Can be up to 5% water in denatured alcohol - especially older brands. In your dreams. There are no limits to what the vendor can put in denatured ethyl alcohol in the US...

In GEAR » Ever wonder why there isn't an aluminum Trangia alcohol burner?
December 02, 1:36pm

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