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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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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: Pack stay question
Always a good idea to be slightly paranoid about reinforcing the ends of whatever holds the stays. The stays can wear through fabric when the pack is bouncing along on your back. Actually, equal...

In Make Your Own Gear » Pack stay question
August 23, 5:01pm

Re: Any Experience with SPOT Trace?
Should work on top of a pack, but there's a $100 per year service fee. Or $200 if you want 'fancy'. Do you really need this? OK, in some cases such as going solo and leaving worryin...

In GEAR » Any Experience with SPOT Trace?
August 23, 4:55pm

Re: Waterproof Down
> I think people are irrationally afraid of their down getting wet and marketers are > preying on that. Well, they need an edge, don't they? Yep. Cheers

In GEAR » How useful is waterproof down in a sleeping bag?
August 19, 5:52pm

Re: RE: Diamox vs Ibprofin for AMS
> s always appreciated. And thank you for the caution on allergies. I'm not > anticipating this but if it does happen I'll be sure to discontinue to the AIs > quickly. If airway...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Diamox vs Ibprofin for AMS?
August 19, 5:50pm

Re: Dogs and tarps supported with hiking poles
PAY THAT ONE Franco! Cheers

In GEAR » Dogs and tarps supported with hiking poles
August 19, 5:46pm

Re: Dogs and tarps supported with hiking poles
I have yet to see a dog supported by a trekking pole... Cheers

In GEAR » Dogs and tarps supported with hiking poles
August 19, 3:57am

Re: Diamox vs Ibuprofen for AMS?
Be aware that Ibuprofen is an NSAID, and that some people can have an allergic reaction to any NSAID. This reaction can range from swellings and rashes to going into toxic shock, with massive swell...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Diamox vs Ibprofin for AMS?
August 18, 4:10pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Is the loft loss(warmth loss) of a down sleeping bag caused by the weight of the shell fabric or th bivy sack fabric negligible?
> could 800FP down compressed to loft to the equivalent of the same mass of 600FP be just as warm as 600FP. [paraphrased for clarity] The 800 FP down would likely be warmer than the 600 FP dow...

In GEAR » Is the loft loss(warmth loss) of a down sleeping bag caused by the weight of the shell fabric or th bivy sack fabric negligible?
August 15, 4:57pm

Re: Re: Re: Is the loft loss(warmth loss) of a down sleeping bag caused by the weight of the shell fabric or th bivy sack fabric negligible?
> Does getting the lightest possible shell fabric reduce the warmth of the bag > compared to one of more typical thickness? Not per se, but you need to check the air permiability. > ...

In GEAR » Is the loft loss(warmth loss) of a down sleeping bag caused by the weight of the shell fabric or th bivy sack fabric negligible?
August 15, 12:56am

Re: Waterproof-ing a sleeping bag or quilt
> From what I've read here, you shouldn't use silicone sprays (like some Atsko > products) on DWR treated fabric. Correct. The problem is that silicone spray and fluorocarbon DWR...

In GEAR » How useful is waterproof down in a sleeping bag?
August 15, 12:49am

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