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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.bushwalkingnsw.org.au/FAQ/

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All Forum Posts by Roger Caffin

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Re: Tents for hard surfaces? Pegless?
> Just wondering what tent you'd recommend for surfaces too hard to use pegs? It's a good question. You have to be ingenious. The duct tape on the boat deck sounds good. On tent platfo...

In GEAR » Tents for hard surfaces? Pegless?
June 01, 4:54pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Tacky silnylon tarp issues
> Pro Silnylon > MLD Pro Silnylon 2015 30d X 30d High Tenacity Type 6-6 RipStop Nylon coated with a > Silicone-PU blend. I have fabrics which have a silicone coating on one side and a...

In GEAR » Tacky silnylon tarp issues
May 31, 5:06pm

Re: BRS-3000T cleaning, Part I
> While my first one was acceptably well made, the second one was what you might think > of as stereotypical "low cost country" junk. I'm posting this as a reference in case &...

In Editor's Roundtable » BRS-3000T stove Spotlite Review
May 31, 4:55pm

Re: answering slowly again
Hi Mike > Regarding dynamic loading, are you talking about failing the tent structure or > failing the guyouts? In wind tests it's the structure that fails and non-stretch > is th...

In Gear Deals » #Moonlight tent ...
May 31, 4:16pm

Re: Re: Tacky silnylon tarp issues
> I imagine the PU coat is breaking down. Unlikely - afaik MLD only sell the tarp in silnylon and Cuben. Cheers

In GEAR » Tacky silnylon tarp issues
May 31, 1:34am

Re: Re: Update re BRS-3000T version withdrawn
Hi Bob I am not sure whether we have any readers in Africa. I know we have readers in the Americas, Australia, across Europe, Israel and Japan, because I have shipped stoves there. Cheers

In Gear Deals » More Winter Stoves becoming available
May 31, 1:30am

Update re BRS-3000T version withdrawn
Hi All So far I have shipped batch 1: 10 stoves with FMS-116T burners batch 2: 27 stoves with FMS-300T burners batch 3: 22 stoves with FMS-300T burners batch 4: 9 stoves with FMS-300T burner...

In Gear Deals » More Winter Stoves becoming available
May 30, 8:53pm

Re: NZ Gear List for December
Add industrial strength insect repellant and ultra-fine-weave mosquito netting, for the sandflies. Skip the hand sanitizer - it'sd a silly idea. Just ordinary soap and water. Cheers

In Gear Lists » NZ Gear List for December
May 30, 3:58pm

Re: Best deodorant to use with Icebreaker shirts?
I don't think many hardliners ever touch the stuff. It is not good for you anyhow - you need to perspire. Cheers

In GEAR » Best deodorant to use with Icebreaker shirts?
May 30, 3:54pm

Re: boots of trail runners for 11 year old.
> the sales person was pushing boots over trail runners due to some thoughts about > the development of the youth's feet. Which shows you the abyssal state of his knowledge of physiol...

In GEAR » boots of trail runners for 11 year old.
May 29, 4:11pm

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