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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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Re: Sharting
> Food poisoning is just part of backpacking. What utter rubbish!!!!! I don't know what you have been doing wrong, but I don't think either Sue or I have ever suffered anything like ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ahh the joys of having a stomach bug 10ish days after backpacking
September 25, 5:04pm

Re: Tent design
When it rains, that flat roof you have is going to belly and fill up with water. This could be a problem, and is why you don't see that in many tents. That will happen even if it is sloping one...

In Make Your Own Gear » Upright tent pole diameter?
September 24, 3:55pm

Re: Life insurance
The high price from some companies is largely due to their not knowing what the risk figures are, so they CYA big time. Skip them. The very simple solution is to join an alpine club. They negoti...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Life insurance
September 24, 3:38pm

Re: Stove Heat
> the base of the stove is blazing hot. That heat also transferred to the threads and > lip of the fuel canister. It's not a problem. Make sure the canister sides do not get too hot t...

In Editor's Roundtable » BRS-3000T stove Spotlite Review
September 24, 2:29am

Re: Best tools to modify titanium windscreen
That Ti is 0.1 mm thick - maybe i should say 'thin'. A heavy pair of scissors or some tin snips would work fine. Ah ... not your better half's dress-making scissors, please! Some f...

In Make Your Own Gear » Best tools to modify titanium windscreen
September 23, 4:30am

Re: Canister Temp
> Should I be worried about how hot the base gets? Nope. Monitor the top outer corner of the gas canister with your finger. It won't get very hot. The threashold is when you go 'ouc...

In Gear Deals » $11 - lightest available canister stove: BRS-3000T Ultra - light 25g Miniature Stove Burner
September 23, 4:27am

Re: Kettle vs. pot
Well, yeah, they are not the lightest way of going. We use our kettles on day walks, just for the style ... :-) Cheers

In Editor's Roundtable » Spotlight: ALOCS Kettle
September 23, 4:23am

Yeah, breathable. It's getting warmer here (Oz) as we move into spring, and it's not so cold early in the morning when we are running. At the end of our last run (yesterday morning) I was d...

In Editor's Roundtable » Paramo Cambia T-Shirts
September 23, 4:22am

Re: Experiences/Thoughts on the Pfaff Expression Line
> After perusing a number of threads here, I gather that it's unlikely I'll use more > than straight and zigzag stitch, and possibly button hole. I never use the button hole featur...

In Make Your Own Gear » Anyone have experience with a Pfaff 360 sewing machine?
September 22, 3:59am

Re: Video: Mocha Whey protein shake for fast, easy, compact, easy-to-pack breakfast
Personally, I find looking at the sunrise and contemplating a new day while I eat a nice solid breakfast (MYOG muesli, very solid) to be one of the better parts of the day. We don't dawdle, but...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Video: Mocha Whey protein shake for fast, easy, compact, easy-to-pack breakfast
September 21, 6:19pm

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