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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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All Forum Posts by Roger Caffin

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Re: Re: moderate
> Dave T. should challenge Roger to a duel, and Ken should challenge Ryan to a duel. > Mono a mono, rapier against rapier--ultra light ones of course. Huh??? Shouldn't that be 'car...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » BPL Reacts to distasteful ad complaints
January 16, 10:37pm

Re: The Era of Lighter-Than-Air Backpacking is Here!
Had to laugh. One of the early Darwin Awards went to a guy who attached a whole lot of hydrogen-filled weather balloons to the cane chair he was sitting in. Then, at several hundred feet of alt...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » The Era of Lighter-Than-Air Backpacking is Here!
January 16, 10:33pm

Re: Re: Re: Question for 3-pin boot users
> Seems like they never bothered to update the specs they send out to retailers. Or maybe the retailers were desparate to unload the old stock? Putting a shim under or on top of the duckbil...

In Winter Hiking » Question for 3-pin boot users
January 16, 10:28pm

Re: A Chemical Engineer pretends to be an EE.
Hi David Heat Sink compound - usually white. Generally known in the electronics world as TWS: Travelling White S*** It gets EVERYWHERE! Your pack, tent, SB, clothing - all your gear would co...

In Make Your Own Gear » Jetboil cold weather heat exchanger
January 16, 10:25pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Jetboil cold weather heat exchanger
> make sure the canister does not overheat Absolutley. The touch test is golden. You go 'ouch' just about 40 C. The canisters are required by DoT regs to have zero failures at 50 C. ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Jetboil cold weather heat exchanger
January 16, 10:22pm

Re: Best trek for fabulous food
France, Italy, Europe ... Walking is a way of life over there. A lot of small hotels would get >50% of their custom from walkers. Not only good food, but also hot showers! GR10, GR5, TMB, ......

In Pre-Trip Planning » Best trek for fabulous food
January 16, 5:07pm

Re: for your Dad
> add walking poles to the gear I'm biased - we all know that. But if he is used to walking without crutches, he might find poles a *** nuisance. > He needs to walk in his boots befor...

In GEAR » Old Guys Backpacking
January 16, 5:03pm

Re: Re: Re: moderate
> When you get a moment, click on the Sugar Momma link here at BPL as I'd be > interested to hear your thoughts on what's on the other side. Other side of what? :-) As an MLife ...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » BPL Reacts to distasteful ad complaints
January 16, 4:55pm

Re: moderate
Hi Dave > Roger's fine with sexism, racism, and homophobia too Not quite. I am not in favour of any of those things, but I am not going to impose my views on everyone else. I believe w...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » BPL Reacts to distasteful ad complaints
January 16, 1:19pm

Re: Bright and light please!
That way I can find my pack where I cached it later on. Cheers

In GEAR » Pack Color Preferences
January 16, 2:35am

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