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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: Tarptent Thread
Hi Franco OK. Sigh - that was a 'few' years ago! Cheers

In GEAR » Tarptent Thread
March 21, 2:25am

Re: damp
Eric wrote: 'the trick with continuously wet weather is to manage the wetness and reduce it through proper techniques ...' Yup. Goretex shoes are really good at keeping your feet wet a...

In GEAR » Strategy for dealing with cold, freezing rain: WPB socks and midlayer question
March 21, 2:23am

Re: Re: Strategy for dealing with cold, freezing rain: WPB socks and midlayer question
+1 on what Bradford wrote, especially about dry clothing once stopped. I will add a couple of thoughts. * A poncho like the Packa or my MYOG one keeps my upper body warm, and I find that is v...

In GEAR » Strategy for dealing with cold, freezing rain: WPB socks and midlayer question
March 20, 11:38pm

Re: Tarptent Thread
Hi Franco What's the hut with the Stratospire II? I am sure I've been there, but I can't put a name to it. Cheers

In GEAR » Tarptent Thread
March 20, 11:30pm

Re: Re: Dividing gear with significant other
> First, we never get separated. I'm with Elliott. Yes, I carry my clothing and Sue carries her clothing. But for the rest - we travel together. Works for couples, but maybe not for other...

In GEAR » Dividing gear with significant other
March 20, 4:13pm

Re: Re: shortfall numbers
> Gotta keep housing prices low, or price increases cascade down the chain. Might be more relevant to say Gotta keep the real estate and building companies booming because they bribe so many p...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sierra Snowpack 2015
March 20, 4:06pm

Re: Is the Zpacks external carbon frame durable for a thru-hike?
In general, the answer to the question is 'how rough are you on your pack?' Cheers

In GEAR » Is the Zpacks external carbon frame durable for a thru-hike?
March 20, 4:00pm

Thread Title
Eric B has asked me to change the title of this thread to Tarptent Thread, like the Hilleberg tent thread. Well, OK. That does not mean all tarptent posting have to go here: it's up to you whe...

In GEAR » Tarptent Thread
March 20, 3:57pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Rules must be followed
> Does that mean that we have a malfunctioning moderator? Quick - scram the control rods! Cheers

In GEAR » Another Look at Dry Baking
March 19, 7:30pm

Re: Re: re Ben's story
Hi Justin > Conditions generally are improving it seems, So you are saying that overall the system, albeit imperfect, works? I agree. > We live in a deeply, deeply sick and imbalanced ...

In Chaff » Long Distance Hiking has no Brand
March 19, 7:24pm

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