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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: Re: Make Them in Seattle?
I have two sewing machines already. I don't have the hours in the day - busy making stoves instead. Cheers

In GEAR » The CAFFIN tents come!
May 12, 3:42pm

Re: Re: FMS vs. BRS ?
> So what is your stand, Roger? Which is the better, more dependable burner head? Note that the BRS has an aluminium thread, so the whole stove won't last as long as the brass threads on ...

In Gear Deals » More Winter Stoves becoming available
May 12, 4:02am

Re: Bellows
Dunno without seeing it in my hand, but it looks a bit shiny to me, which suggests it's acrylic coating. Acrylic coating is used to hold shape; it is NOT used as a waterproof coating! Cheers

In Make Your Own Gear » Crystal 35...Cuben alternative ??????
May 12, 3:50am

Re: Re: Re: More Winter Stoves becoming available
> I would have guessed that "breeze resistance" for a remote canister stove would come > mainly from the windscreen. Exactly. I never use any stove without a windscreen. Cheers

In Gear Deals » More Winter Stoves becoming available
May 11, 4:36pm

Re: Re: Fabric Testing and a Few Surprises
> The Crystal35 is typical of cheap PU fabric. IF the coating on Crystal35 is shiny and only on one side, it could also be acrylic. That coating is used to stabilise very light fabrics, but it ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Fabric Testing and a Few Surprises
May 11, 4:33pm

Re: Spider + Titan + Windscreen: Height and Storage Issues
I hinge two shallow strips together at half-height. Fold down and roll just enough to fit inside pot. Unfold and erect around pot. You need to use heat-proof tape though! Another trick I have us...

In Make Your Own Gear » Spider + Titan + Windscreen: Height and Storage Issues
May 11, 4:25pm

Re: Re: More Winter Stoves becoming available
> the BRS-3000T wouldn't look much different from FMS from the past photos, yes? About right. The Kovea spider is a good stove, just a bit heavy in comparison. Kovea stoves are good, but...

In Gear Deals » More Winter Stoves becoming available
May 11, 5:09am

Re: Re: Re: More Winter Stoves becoming available
OK, OK, links made clickable and BRS-3000T weight added above. (~70 g total). Cheers

In Gear Deals » More Winter Stoves becoming available
May 10, 4:28pm

Re: Re: More Winter Stoves becoming available
> pretend that you are some advertising copy writer for MSR. Jeez Bob - you really know how to hurt a guy! That was a bit low! OK: the Winter Stove and its evolution and everything is fully ...

In Gear Deals » More Winter Stoves becoming available
May 10, 5:08am

Re: HH Meter V2 It Works !!!!!
Looks good to me. That's the thing about pressure-testing fabrics: you tend to get a bit damp ... Interesting that you got micro-jets almost before you got small leaks. But the measured HH ...

In Make Your Own Gear » HH Meter V2 It Works !!!!!
May 10, 4:59am

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