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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: GoLite
> Maybe GoLite tried to fill a need that has been filled by others more effectively A different perspective (from a business investment point of view) is as follows: The founders managed to ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » GoLite news
October 28, 3:52pm

Re: Locking zipper help
Greg is right. You can't operate a locking zip slider with a string pull. It just does not work reliably. Replacing locking sliders with non-locking ones can be fraught with other problems -...

In GEAR » Locking zipper help
October 27, 11:31pm

Re: Re: poluticians
Hi Nick > poluticians isn't in my dictionary. What does it mean? It's a carefuly crafted pun. Few politicians do anything more than just pollute the environment - sometimes just by ...

In Philosophy & Technique » LEAVE NO TRACE
October 27, 2:53pm

Re: Oatmeal
> I've gotten tired of instant oatmeal packets, But that stuff is not oatmeal. Try some raw oatmeal instead. Cheers

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » The trail food you just can't stand.
October 26, 11:54pm

Re: Re: idea for unique extreme cold weather top insulation
> pads like the Xtherm or Downmats, in conjunction with foam pads, in more extreme cold > weather environs? Just a tangential comment, which anyone who has ever camped in really cold con...

In GEAR » idea for unique extreme cold weather top insulation.
October 26, 11:52pm

Re: Re: high loft wool sweater
> He did some research into it, and found that there is a mite that loves to eat cashmere. Yeah, and it loves to eat sheep wool just as much - except that a lot of clothing wool is now routi...

In GEAR » high loft wool sweater
October 26, 11:44pm

Re: Re: Re: Why is this forum so inactive?
> "Legitimate enterprises" only pick it up years later. Only if they can broaden its appeal so it sells to the mass market. GoLite tried this ... Cheers

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Why is this forum so inactive?
October 26, 11:35pm

Re: Re: Trail RPG
Hi Nick > What on earth are we discussing? RPG: Rocket Propelled Grenade Cheers

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Dumbest thing you ever carried
October 26, 11:33pm

Re: Re: RE: Big Agnes Scout UL2 Mod
> I expect it will be ugly when I'm done but hopefully functional. You can't see 'ugly' at 2 am in a storm. But you can feel leakages. :-) Cheers

In Make Your Own Gear » Big Agnes Scout UL2 Mod
October 26, 5:20pm

Re: Re: Re: idea for unique extreme cold weather top insulation.
> CO2 by comparison is cheap, and it's slightly more thermally efficient than Argon anyways. My understanding was that Klymit claimed very high insulation from Argon, but I can't find ...

In GEAR » idea for unique extreme cold weather top insulation.
October 26, 5:19pm

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