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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: Re: Ever break your titanium pot?
Hi James > It does not take compressive bending/unbending very well. That depends on whether it is alpha or beta phase. However, get it up to red heat and it goes into a super-plastic flow s...

In GEAR » Ever break your titanium pot?
May 08, 3:38pm

Re: Re: Re: Never buying from REI again
> From description, it sounds like the seams were defective - bad thread or tension or whatever. Good point. It may be that whoever made the pants - which won't be REI, used cotton thread a...

In GEAR » Never buying from REI again
May 08, 3:30pm

More Winter Stoves
Hi all I have completed a few other projects, and now I find I have a growing list of enquiries about more stoves. However, I have run out of most of the parts. Burners: the ones I was using ...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Evolution of a Winter Stove - Part 3
May 07, 11:57pm

Re: Re: Ever break your titanium pot?
> He was using it to hammer titanium tent stakes into rocky ground. Pass. cheers

In GEAR » Ever break your titanium pot?
May 07, 11:31pm

Re: deals
Hi Terran > Perhaps somebody here can review some of your other products. Ah ... we have reviewed the BRS-3000T and the Sport3 headlamp. Oops ... the headlamp review is coming (20th), just ...

In Gear Deals » $24.99 for SUNREE Sports 3 Headlamp and $10.59 ROCKBROS Bicycle Sun Glasses + free shipping
May 07, 4:01pm

Re: Ever break your titanium pot?
Whoever wrote that Ti is brittle simply does not have a clue. I have been using the same dentless Ti pots for years. I machine Ti (CP and 6Al4V). It isn't brittle; it's very tough. ch...

In GEAR » Ever break your titanium pot?
May 07, 3:57pm

Re: Evernew 1.3 Titanium Pot – ok for light cooking?
I have heavy Al, light HA Al, and Ti (and even stainless steel). I have been using the Ti pots for the last 6+ years very happily - and I do COOK dinner. cheers

In GEAR » Evernew 1.3 Titanium Pot – ok for light cooking?
May 07, 3:53pm

Re: Never buying from REI again
What I don't understand is why you didn't exercise a bit of self-help and repair them yourself. You don't have to be totally reliant on others for everything. Cheers

In GEAR » Never buying from REI again
May 07, 3:48pm

Re: I'm ashamed of you, BPL'ers
> WHY hasn't this forum been ALL OVER this jacket??!! 'Cause they haven't sent me one for review (yet). Give them a reminder? Cheers

In GEAR » I'm ashamed of you, BPL'ers
May 06, 3:45pm

Re: Pack Lids as fanny packs
I have tried a few. In my experience, they make not very good lids, and are rather heavy at that, and they make lousy fanny packs as well. My 2c. cheers

In Multiple Use Gear » Pack Lids as fanny packs
May 06, 3:41pm

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