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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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The lack of logic in bumping
The reason we ban bumping is that it simply does not work the way you think: it just clutters up the disk file. Imagine we have 30 people posting a FS notice. Some will be down the bottom of the...

In Gear Swap » Bumping Not Allowed People
August 28, 2:42pm

Re: eVent
eVent and GTX, and ... all work fine for splash protection, but they are not really waterproof at depth (high pressure). The only stuff I would really trust is heavy PVC-coated nylon with welded se...

In GEAR » Packing a wet single wall tent
August 28, 2:33pm

Re: Re: Re: Wool is warmer
Hi Andy Sorry, no. The concept of 'unbiased' is a hard one when there are millions of $$ involved. The lab I was at ran some of those trials. But even though the researchers made posi...

In GEAR » Gear for freezing rain
August 28, 12:44am

What is the origin of the name 'karo step'??
Lots of hits on google, nothing I could find about the origin of the name 'karo step'. Anyone got any idea? Cheers

In Make Your Own Gear » Delta Karo Step?
August 28, 12:39am

Re: Your quilt is violating a Patent!
Just so everyone understands what I am trying to say: read the last line. The Patent Office let that patent app through! HOW, and WHY????? Cheers

In GEAR » Your quilt is violating a Patent!
August 28, 12:37am

Your quilt is violating a Patent!
Patent Number US 5199121 A Publication date Apr 6, 1993 Original Assignee Down Lite Products, Inc. Adjustable fill comforter Abstract A comforter comprising an outer fabric shell containin...

In GEAR » Your quilt is violating a Patent!
August 27, 6:31pm

Re: Re: Re: Other approaches - no sewing?
Hi Rene Shear vs peel - to be sure. But has the experiment (with a quilt) been done? It might be interesting to see just how bad the problem is. It is not as though the outer shell should be pul...

In Make Your Own Gear » Delta Karo Step?
August 27, 5:59pm

Re: Wool is warmer
Hi Andy Sigh. Yes, I know. I used to work for the wool research industry, and read TRJ regularly. 'They' were always trying to set up experiments like this to prove wool was better than ...

In GEAR » Gear for freezing rain
August 27, 5:36pm

Re: Re: Re: Are all inflatable pads measured by their deflated dimensions?
Hi Bob > Roger, the exception to the "deflated" measurements is the thickness. That is always > the "inflated" measurement. True, but when you lie on the mat, it is n...

In GEAR » Are all inflatable pads measured by their deflated dimensions?
August 27, 5:31pm

Re: Leaky Tent and dew point
> we started having water leak in through the side of the bathtub floor - a couple inches > off the ground. Ah, but where was the water coming from? If the beads of water were formin...

In GEAR » Leaky Tent
August 27, 5:01pm

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