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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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Re: Re: Re: Why few freestanding Cuben Tents?
> Exact cuts, within 1/4" are not easy. With non-stretch Cuben, a tolerance of 1 or 2 mm (not 6 mm) is needed imho in sewing, if not in cutting. Cheers

In GEAR » Why few freestanding Cuben Tents?
July 02, 6:04am

Re: High likely hood of rain. What rain shell would you carry?
Shells are a pain to put on and take off every time. We use ponchos. Cheers

In GEAR » High likely hood of rain. What rain shell would you carry?
July 01, 4:16pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: re: "UL Fail"
> I mean it's not like I could do worse... But you cheat - you actually test/use the gear in the field. Cheers

In On the Web » UL Fail
July 01, 3:33am

Re: Re: difficulty swallowing
Hi Piper > because he sleeps with his mouth open and hikes with his mouth open and that makes > his mouth too dry. Oh, I can certainly believe that! It happens! Which brings us back to ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Difficulty swallowing
July 01, 3:31am

Re: Climbing Rope as Sleeping Pad?
Poor insulator and as lumpy as all hell. Survival for a sit-bivy on a ledge - sure. If you have to. Cheers

In Multiple Use Gear » Climbing Rope as Sleeping Pad?
July 01, 3:28am

Re: Re: Apex Mountaineering
> the $79.00 and $89.00 packs would be great. At that price, they can have only one source. Cheers

In GEAR » Apex Mountaineering
June 30, 3:58pm

Re: Kapok filled quilt
Kapok is OK, but heavy and bulky. Thing is, the Europeans were using down in 700 AD, let alone 1700 - in fact, any time they kept or ate birds. It was quite normal for the housewife to collect all ...

In GEAR » Back to the 1700s
June 30, 3:55pm

Re: cannot find hole air mattress
Bear in mind that any air mattress you inflate with your mouth will go down a bit as the air cools overnight. Well-known problem. Cheers

In GEAR » cannot find hole air mattress
June 30, 3:48pm

Re: Continuing on with other year...
> SLEEPING BAG-> silk with baffles filled with mature goose down? If that's too > difficult for our skilled 1700's tailors No way is that too difficult. > BOOTS-> "...

In GEAR » Back to the 1700s
June 29, 6:25pm

Re: MYOG zipless, floorless tent
Hi Debbie Lovely mountains. Oh - sorry, I am meant to be looking at the tent ... :-) > silnylon (from the $1 bin at Walmart several years ago) Disgraceful. Here's me paying 10x mor...

In Make Your Own Gear » Netting construction questions for MYOG tent
June 29, 5:25pm

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