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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
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StateNSW
CountryAustralia
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All Forum Posts by Roger Caffin

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Re: Thanks!
Hi Bill Can't argue with the 'giving your self back 8 ounces' bit. In fact, I fully agree. It's a bit like carefuylly weighing out your food for the trip, then adding a bar of n...

In Make Your Own Gear » The Insulation Mess
November 15, 1:40pm

Re: Serious Hole Punch
That's a copy of the (probably more $$) Roper Whitney ones. I have the full set, metric and imperial. But even so, with the punch clearance you need for 16# mild steel, they will have problems ...

In GEAR » Where can I buy Ti windscreen for Fosters Pot?
November 15, 1:33pm

re 900 loft down - FRAUD
900 loft down is a bit of a fraud. 850 loft is about as high as the very best down will go (with the possible exception of genuine Eider Duck down). But ... some American down gear mfrs wanted b...

In Make Your Own Gear » The Insulation Mess
November 15, 2:11am

Re: Re: Tigoat
> of course a drill bit didn't work Quite easy to make a drill bit work with Ti foil. Sandwich the foil tightly between two bits of hardwood (HARDwood, damn it, NOT MDF!) and drill. Yo...

In GEAR » Where can I buy Ti windscreen for Fosters Pot?
November 15, 1:54am

Re: Fire Maple Titanium -aarrrgh!!!
Hi Andy What you experienced is not a fault in the stove. It is a fault in the canister you have. I suspect the nipple has been seriously depressed. Have a look at my article on Lindal Valves: ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Can I Cook in my Tent?
November 14, 9:23pm

Re: Can I Cook in My Tent?
Hi Sam > bottled ethyl alcohol, Overproof Vodka? > your silnylon seems to burn much more slowly than mine. Possible. It suggests different amounts of silicone polymer on the fabric m...

In Editor's Roundtable » Can I Cook in my Tent?
November 13, 8:03pm

Re: Re: valve vs jet
> I'd prick the jet, it'd run for a minute, then it would clog again. Yeah, all you were doing was poking the dirt back inside the jet. Rarely/never works for long: the dirt just blow...

In GEAR » Recommend me a disposal cylinder stove
November 13, 2:01pm

valve vs jet
Hi Jim Funnily enough, it is the tip of the valve where the waxes collect - or maybe I should say condense. They don't get to the jet. So being able to get the needle valve out may be crucia...

In GEAR » Recommend me a disposal cylinder stove
November 13, 2:49am

Re: Thanks to all
> It sounds to me as if you'd better have a good plan for introducing some extra heat > to the canister if you want to use it places like that. Certainly, and planning ahead for that is...

In GEAR » Minimum temperature for inverted canister stove
November 13, 2:40am

Re: Re: Starting with an inverted canister
Hi Jim > with the Coleman PowerMax, I've had relatively few problems with flaring. I've always > put it down to the higher propane content. I will disagree here. The Coleman ...

In GEAR » Minimum temperature for inverted canister stove
November 12, 10:21pm

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