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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.bushwalkingnsw.org.au/FAQ/

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All Forum Posts by Roger Caffin

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Lost Canyon (book) by Nina Revoyr
From Akashic Books: Akashic Books is offering 20 paperback copies of Lost Canyon, a backpacking thriller by award-winning author Nina Revoyr. Recipients are encouraged to read the book while out...

In GIVEAWAYS » Lost Canyon (book) by Nina Revoyr
August 26, 4:01am

Re: Re: What do you think of Super feet sole inserts?
> Before Roger chimes in, he'll poo poo them outright. They are mostly marketing spin > and I believe the majority of people who use them don't need them. They do work for > me t...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What do you think of Super feet sole inserts?
August 26, 3:36am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: The Carbon Flame War
Interesting. Thanks. Cheers

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
August 25, 4:35pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: The Carbon Flame War
Hi Rog I was referring to the previous jpg, about 'my simple model'. Screen capture maybe. cheers

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
August 25, 3:54pm

Re: Re: Re: The Carbon Flame War
Hi Rog Can't read the labels on the graphs. Don't know what they mean. Cheers

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
August 25, 3:46pm

Accidental delete - sorry
Still available.

In Gear Swap » FS: Mountain Hardwear Phantom 0F Sleeping Bag 800 Fill QShield Down
August 25, 4:22am

Re: Pack stay question
Always a good idea to be slightly paranoid about reinforcing the ends of whatever holds the stays. The stays can wear through fabric when the pack is bouncing along on your back. Actually, equal...

In Make Your Own Gear » Pack stay question
August 23, 5:01pm

Re: Any Experience with SPOT Trace?
Should work on top of a pack, but there's a $100 per year service fee. Or $200 if you want 'fancy'. Do you really need this? OK, in some cases such as going solo and leaving worryin...

In GEAR » Any Experience with SPOT Trace?
August 23, 4:55pm

Re: Waterproof Down
> I think people are irrationally afraid of their down getting wet and marketers are > preying on that. Well, they need an edge, don't they? Yep. Cheers

In GEAR » How useful is waterproof down in a sleeping bag?
August 19, 5:52pm

Re: RE: Diamox vs Ibprofin for AMS
> s always appreciated. And thank you for the caution on allergies. I'm not > anticipating this but if it does happen I'll be sure to discontinue to the AIs > quickly. If airway...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Diamox vs Ibprofin for AMS?
August 19, 5:50pm

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