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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.bushwalking.org.au/FAQ/

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All Forum Posts by Roger Caffin

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Re: Re: El Ninos vs La Ninas indicate cooling of Pacific ocean
Hi RogT I suspect you have told me before, but could you repeat the explanation again please? I find it hard to believe that the earth/sun balance is that finely tuned that the very small cha...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
February 26, 3:16am

Re: Re: Why do male adventurers not take their female partners along?
> the humiliation of having to stop to ask for directions. Scene: In the middle of some extremely complex scarp-ridden bush-covered limited visibility plateau country where there was meant to ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Why do male adventurers not take their female partners along?
February 26, 2:15am

Re: Drying Peppers
> dual purpose since it also can be used as a decongestant. Does it also clean out the wax in your ears? Cheers

In Editor's Roundtable » The Evolution of a Winter Stove - Part 5: Infra-Red testing
February 26, 2:09am

Re: BRS-3000T
> Fire Maple FMS-105 remote canister stove which seems to have a slightly longer valve pin. You could try taking off 0.5 mm a time with a file or a Dremel. Just go very slow - you can shorten ...

In Editor's Roundtable » BRS-3000T stove Spotlite Review
February 26, 2:07am

Re: Ronson fuel canisters
Hi Jerry Yes, you can. If you cut off about 1 -2 mm of the white spigot (at a slight angle) AND remove the brass pin from the stove connector, you may find that the canister will work fine. The ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Ronson fuel canisters
February 25, 9:22pm

Re: Warning - Cliff and His Ovens
Hi Kevin > how he set his lab ovens to 287.66274 degrees Fahrenheit Must't forget the 0.66274 F bit. :-) Sounds like 142 C. That's pretty hot for drying stuff? Cheers

In Editor's Roundtable » The Evolution of a Winter Stove - Part 5: Infra-Red testing
February 25, 9:17pm

Re: How research works!
Hi Cliff > My point was that the oven technique could have easily been done after the fact, Not sure about that. I seem to remember that John only had access to the camera for a day or so. ...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Evolution of a Winter Stove - Part 5: Infra-Red testing
February 25, 9:14pm

Re: could this vapour mesh actually do something ?
Hi Woubeir > one of the factors for creating vapour pressure in a closed container is the > largeness of the contact area between fuel as a liquid and fuel as vapor? True, it would be on...

In GEAR » has anyone tested the new Primus winter gas?
February 25, 6:41pm

Re: Re: Re: El Ninos vs La Ninas indicate cooling of Pacific ocean
Hi RogT > Here's a supersized plot of the 98 El nino vs solar activity I can guess the horizontal axis as being years, but what are the units on the vertical axis? I cannot see any labe...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
February 25, 5:50pm

Re: Accurate Temperatures with IR
Hi Clifford > I am surprised that the temperature was not just pre-calibrated by placing the heat > transfer fin in an oven at a known temperature and adjusting the emissivity to get >...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Evolution of a Winter Stove - Part 5: Infra-Red testing
February 25, 2:21pm

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