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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
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: Best watch with thermometer and altimeter?
> the Casio SGW300HB for just $43. It doesn't have a compass, just the > altimeter/barometer and thermometer, Grotesque case, but NO compass? Wonderful! Yeah, I'm serious. Thos...

In GEAR » Best watch with thermometer and altimeter?
June 27, 8:58pm

Re: Camping Gaz; Any advantage to inverted in warm weather?
> Good to know about the Camping Gaz - so they have the best attachment mechanism? Well, there's no thread to strip on the stove! Much better design. The Coleman Powermax is also good, but...

In GEAR » 99.9999% sure but...
June 27, 8:50pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: AAaarrggghhh!
> I'm bowing down and waving my arms.... Huh. Gold and silver would help more ... :-) Cheers

In GEAR » Planning for a BPL Poll
June 27, 8:45pm

Re: Baselayer question: How tight is too tight?
> Is it bad to have baselayers too tight? Will it reduce circulation? Yes to both questions. The current marketing craze over compression things like Skinz is driven entirely by marketing. ...

In GEAR » Baselayer question: How tight is too tight?
June 27, 5:02pm

Re: Camping Gaz clean?
I have always found the Campingaz canisters to be clean. In fact, if I were to ever consider refilling my Coleman Powermax canisters, I would use the 450 g Campingaz canisters as the source. Illeg...

In GEAR » 99.9999% sure but...
June 27, 4:44pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: 99.9999% sure but...
Hi Woubeir > re those the wright ones Oh, VERY good! My experience has been that the Primus canisters which are white with a black band around the top with 'Primus Power Gas' in ...

In GEAR » 99.9999% sure but...
June 27, 4:42pm

Re: Re: AAaarrggghhh!
> AAaarrggghhh! >.... but for a very different reason: the data is heading towards a black hole! Oh no it is not! We are letting the survey run a little longer as data is still coming in. B...

In GEAR » Planning for a BPL Poll
June 27, 4:05pm

Re: Re: Re: 99.9999% sure but...
> too bad there is not an English Plant The UK company EpiGas which started the whole Lindal valve detachable canister thing is now owned by an Asian company. Sad. They used a screw-thread. The...

In GEAR » 99.9999% sure but...
June 27, 1:44am

Re: 99.9999% sure but...
> Are the snowpeak, jet boil and MSR all interchangeable? thanks. ALL screw-thread canisters are interchangeable. Heheh - most of them come out of a single plant in Korea anyhow! But there ar...

In GEAR » 99.9999% sure but...
June 26, 5:35pm

Re: Re: Haute Route Pyrenees, Atlantic to Mediterranean, Summer 2010
Hi Adam What they call 'spikey grass' in the Pyrenees, and what we call spikey grass in Central Australia (ie spinifex), really bear no relationship to each other at all. I found spinife...

In Post-Trip Reports » Haute Route Pyrenees, Atlantic to Mediterranean, Summer 2010
June 26, 5:04am

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