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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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Re: 1785
Thank you Drew. You'll keep ... until Nick and I catch up with you one night. Anyhow, try reading one of Ernest Thompson Setons's books, such as Three Little Indians Rolf in the Wood...

In GEAR » Back to the 1700s
June 26, 4:24am

Re: Re: "Lukewarmers"
Hi Rog They bleed on BOTH sides. Cheers

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
June 26, 1:18am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: "Lukewarmers"
Hi Rog Your quotes are very good examples of what caused me most concern about the Ridley article. "the organisations that did the most exaggeration trousered the most money." For ...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
June 25, 5:02pm

Open letter to Danny and Mike
Guys I can understand the desire to wave your flag as much as possible, but I can also see this sort of thing going downhill rather fast. That is not how we want BPL to be, not even Gear Deals. ...

In Gear Deals » Marmot Minimalist Jacket
June 25, 4:37pm

Re: Personal Locator Beacons? Do I need one?
> I always have my wife with me. My own built-in rescue service ... Seems like this has rung a few bells. It works for us. "We took risks. We knew we took them. Things have come out...

In GEAR » Personal Locator Beacons? Do I need one?
June 24, 4:27pm

Re: How low in Temp can you go SUL?
If you trawl through our archives far enough, you will find a long saga about how Ryan J went SUL (ie <5 lb) in the snow once for a weekend. His biggest problem was that it was too WARM - and th...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » How low in Temp can you go SUL?
June 24, 4:08pm

Re: shoes to carry 25 lbs over pyrenees terrain(rocky)?
Any WELL-FITTING low-cut light-weight joggers will do just fine. Just make sure they are big AND WIDE enough becasue your feet will swell over time. Some nice thick wool-blend socks are great sup...

In GEAR » shoes to carry 25 lbs over pyrenees terrain(rocky)?
June 24, 4:01pm

Re: France's GR34 Coast Path
> and the patisseries outstanding You forgot about the French bread and French cheeses! Cheers

In Pre-Trip Planning » Looking for insight into walking in the Brittany region of France ... GR34 Coast Path, GR37 Central Brittany, GR 39 Trans Brittany
June 24, 2:11am

Re: Re: Re: What do you expect?
Hi Cameron I agree with a lot of what you are saying, but I think you may be missing the real gripe. It's the misuse of the words 'ultra-light' and so on for heavy car-camping gear w...

In GEAR » Thoughts on new REI EVRGRN line, catalogs, offers and light polluting tents...
June 24, 2:02am

Re: Heavy-shmeavy
> How about the weight of the extra material needed for a roll-top closure, webbing and buckles? Huh? How about a silnylon throat, a 1 mm string drawcord (no plastric lock), and a silnylon or ...

In Multiple Use Gear » Pack Lids as fanny packs
June 24, 1:51am

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