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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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BPL email: roger@backpackinglight.com
CitySydney
StateNSW
CountryAustralia
My Website URLhttp://www.bushwalking.org.au/FAQ/

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All Forum Posts by Roger Caffin

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Re: Re: Re: IDFL test results on downproof fabrics
> I will say one thing about the marketing aspect of the term "ripstop". Our amazing new zero-differential abrasion-resistant invisible ripstop weave leads to a quantum leap in hydr...

In Make Your Own Gear » IDFL test results on downproof fabrics
July 11, 4:25am

Re: Is this UL?
You need the wheels option. Cheers

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Is this UL?
July 11, 4:21am

Re: rip stop is for rip stopping..
> rip stop has often kept the holes from getting bigger For the ripstop threads to really do that well, they have to be much larger than the rest of the threads. In which case there are going t...

In Make Your Own Gear » IDFL test results on downproof fabrics
July 10, 9:49pm

Re: Re: Re: IDFL test results on downproof fabrics
> would the tiny "pores" you refer to at the intersections of ripstop thread be the > source of the condensation issues people report. MOST unlikely imho. Condensation in a tent/t...

In Make Your Own Gear » IDFL test results on downproof fabrics
July 10, 5:01pm

Re: IDFL test results on downproof fabrics
Hi Kyle Interesting, but I wonder whether you have ever asked yourself 'WHY RIPSTOP'? It's a good question. You see, the large threads in ripstop fabric create holes between them,...

In Make Your Own Gear » IDFL test results on downproof fabrics
July 10, 12:45am

Re: Dirty TP
> You need to use many (approximately 20) layers of TP to be sure that no bacteria gets through. Please tell me this is a joke? Cheers

In Editor's Roundtable » Delmar's Poll
July 10, 12:27am

Food Weight
A DRY weight of 700 g or 25 oz per day for food is about what you need to avoid starving, losing lots of weight yourself, or even getting fatter. Cheers

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How light is light?
July 09, 11:57pm

Re: How many sleeping bags do you own?
um ... I think we have 10. That's after selling a few. All bar 1 are down, and all bar 2 have hoods. Cheers

In GEAR » How many sleeping bags do you own?
July 09, 5:16pm

Re: Re: nice
> Looks promising at 990grams. OK, but ... A 2-man tent weighing 1.3 kg is 650 g per person: much lighter. And a good 2-man tent design (which too many are NOT) will not have the condensation...

In GEAR » What do you think of this tent?
July 09, 5:14pm

Re: Re: Delmar's Poll
> There is nothing in here about the number of people on a typical trip, but I imagine > there is a correspondence there as well. [re canister stoves] That is a very good point. There wo...

In Editor's Roundtable » Delmar's Poll
July 09, 5:11pm

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