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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.bushwalking.org.au/FAQ/

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All Forum Posts by Roger Caffin

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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

Re: Re: Canted vs. vertical canister
Hi gary > so we're stuck with wax-gunk no matter what. Shouldn't dirt be rare or non-existant > with quality canisters? No, and Yes. I have had instant block-up with a Chinese c...

In GEAR » Recommend me a disposal cylinder stove
November 12, 9:55pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Can I Cook in my Tent?
> rumor has it that Camping Gaz is not importing puncture type canisters of any type > any more in to the US. Considering the legal hazard they present for the importer and given the situat...

In Editor's Roundtable » Can I Cook in my Tent?
November 12, 9:43pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Can I Cook in my Tent?
Hi Jim > HEET, unless the formulation has radically changed recently, is 99% methyl alcohol. > See MSDS for HEET. Perhaps a clarification is in order? I dare say you are right. I see the...

In Editor's Roundtable » Can I Cook in my Tent?
November 12, 9:39pm

Excessive
Most people drink far more water than they need. The whole 'hydration' myth is just that: something concocted by the drinks companies to get you to buy their product. OK - they have to live...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Water Strategy
November 12, 9:33pm

Re: Rosetta
The Eagle has landed! (OK, wrong name.) Fantastic pictures. Cheers

In On the Web » Rosetta
November 12, 3:00pm

Re: Awesome!
Hi Mike Thanks. And the alternet URL was very good. The only things worse than corrupt businessmen are corrupt politicians and corrupt preachers. Cheers

In Editor's Roundtable » Can I Cook in my Tent?
November 12, 2:55pm

Re: Canted vs. vertical canister
> So while the gunk (waxes, etc.) settle to the lowest point in the canister, Dirt may settle to the lowest point, although the stuff I have seen was awfully fine. The waxes are dissolved and w...

In GEAR » Recommend me a disposal cylinder stove
November 12, 2:40pm

Starting with an inverted canister
Jim is only partly right. You can start your stove with the canister inverted. If you are using Powermax canisters you will do this anyhow. I do, often. * Keep the canister 'warm' - anyt...

In GEAR » Minimum temperature for inverted canister stove
November 12, 2:33pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: A new look at Kevlar textiles and fabric in terms of insulation, particularly for gloves and socks
Hi Justin > Comfort is affected by both the degree of coarseness or fineness and by the scales > from the sources i've read. Fineness will trump scales, but scales are definitely >...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » A new look at Kevlar textiles and fabric in terms of insulation, particularly for gloves and socks
November 12, 2:12am

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