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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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All Forum Posts by Roger Caffin

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Re: Thank you
Hi Sonnie Taslan/Supplex: see It's a very tough nylon fabric which lasts for many years...

In Gear Lists » GR 10 Pyrenees layering and gear suggestions needed for newbie
January 18, 3:01am

Re: Re: Re: for your Dad
I found the genuine Packtowl product to be a bit heavy and not very good. These days we use some Discovery Trekking Extreme Ultralight Backpacking towels: see

In GEAR » Old Guys Backpacking
January 18, 2:36am

Re: GR 10 Pyrenees layering and gear suggestions needed for newbie
Hi Sonnie Para 2: pretty much on the mark for GR10, GR11 and HRP. We walk (Australia, Europe) in a single Taslan/Supplex windshirt layer. We carry a single thermal layer and a synthetic jacke...

In Gear Lists » GR 10 Pyrenees layering and gear suggestions needed for newbie
January 17, 1:34pm

Re: easton nano nail stakes
> What gives? I thought these stakes were supposed to be fairly tough? Yeah, they go into forest duff in mid-summer real easy. The rest is marketing spin. The reality is that they are NOT m...

In GEAR » easton nano nail stakes
January 17, 1:22pm

Re: Re: moderate
> Dave T. should challenge Roger to a duel, and Ken should challenge Ryan to a duel. > Mono a mono, rapier against rapier--ultra light ones of course. Huh??? Shouldn't that be 'car...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » BPL Reacts to distasteful ad complaints
January 16, 10:37pm

Re: The Era of Lighter-Than-Air Backpacking is Here!
Had to laugh. One of the early Darwin Awards went to a guy who attached a whole lot of hydrogen-filled weather balloons to the cane chair he was sitting in. Then, at several hundred feet of alt...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » The Era of Lighter-Than-Air Backpacking is Here!
January 16, 10:33pm

Re: Re: Re: Question for 3-pin boot users
> Seems like they never bothered to update the specs they send out to retailers. Or maybe the retailers were desparate to unload the old stock? Putting a shim under or on top of the duckbil...

In Winter Hiking » Question for 3-pin boot users
January 16, 10:28pm

Re: A Chemical Engineer pretends to be an EE.
Hi David Heat Sink compound - usually white. Generally known in the electronics world as TWS: Travelling White S*** It gets EVERYWHERE! Your pack, tent, SB, clothing - all your gear would co...

In Make Your Own Gear » Jetboil cold weather heat exchanger
January 16, 10:25pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Jetboil cold weather heat exchanger
> make sure the canister does not overheat Absolutley. The touch test is golden. You go 'ouch' just about 40 C. The canisters are required by DoT regs to have zero failures at 50 C. ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Jetboil cold weather heat exchanger
January 16, 10:22pm

Re: Best trek for fabulous food
France, Italy, Europe ... Walking is a way of life over there. A lot of small hotels would get >50% of their custom from walkers. Not only good food, but also hot showers! GR10, GR5, TMB, ......

In Pre-Trip Planning » Best trek for fabulous food
January 16, 5:07pm

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