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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: If you had 2 more lbs for free, what gear would you add?
> ... what else would you guys add? Chocolate maybe? Cheers

In GEAR » If you had 2 more lbs for free, what gear would you add?
April 10, 5:55pm

Cynical
That's me, cynical. I suspect it is more of a fashion/marketing idea aimed at the glitterati on the ski slopes. Not as robust, not as warm, and MUCH slower drying. But that's fashion. ...

In GEAR » 'MerinoLOFT' from Icebreaker
April 09, 3:50pm

Re: Re: Thanks
> Permatex flowable silicone windshield and glass sealer. No need to thin it. Yup, undiluted, good stuff. Cheers

In GEAR » Alternatives to overpriced urethane seam sealers?
April 09, 4:05am

Re: Maybe a stupid question...
> But if you use a waterproof pack liner with a theoretically waterproof pack, what's > the point of having a waterproof pack? It's called the difference between theory and practi...

In GEAR » wow moment (pack cover)
April 07, 4:50am

Re: Cuben Fiber
Hi Ron (Bell) First of all, can I reassure you that I will not take offence. I have a hide like a warthog, and just keep smiling. Second, it's about time some of you guys (Henry, Ron M, R...

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben tent for mountaineering?
April 07, 4:28am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Cuben usage in mountaineering tents.
Hi Ron In general I agree with you. The fact that Cuben (of a certain weight) is twice as strong as brand X silnylon is interesting, but I have never seen silnylon ever get loaded anywhere ne...

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben tent for mountaineering?
April 06, 3:58pm

Re: Re: is a fleece just a fleece?
> The Condor 603 was mentioned as a functional equivalent OK, that means the Condor is NOT a good choice. Other brands may be better, one hopes. cheers

In GEAR » is a fleece just a fleece?
April 06, 3:36pm

Re: Re: MYOG ice axe
> I've considered snagging the next aluminum frame bike I see primarily for the > T junction between two tubes. Nicely socketed and help-arc welded, I'd cut and > grind away ever...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG ice axe
April 06, 3:34pm

Re: Trail Runner Recommendations: generous toe box, midfoot not too narrow, preferably low drop, good cushion and grip
Hi EJ Measure your foot width properly! (Brannock Device) Cheers

In GEAR » Trail Runner Recommendations: generous toe box, midfoot not too narrow, preferably low drop, good cushion and grip
April 06, 3:30pm

Re: Critical measurements for a custom-fit pack?
> Torso length Probably #1 > Shoulder angle and width Limited. Obviously, don't garrot your neck. > Chest circumference Adjustable sternum strap - minor. > Waist and hip...

In Make Your Own Gear » Critical measurements for a custom-fit pack?
April 06, 3:28pm

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