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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
My Website URLhttp://www.bushwalking.org.au/FAQ/

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All Forum Posts by Roger Caffin

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Re: Cuben tent for mountaineering?
It's rarely used because it is not trusted. After lots of creasing the Mylar cracks at the creases and the fabric leaks quite easily. The heavier gauges are less prone to this, but they are ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben tent for mountaineering?
April 03, 4:20pm

Iditerod Record
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/02/sports/new-endurance-records-set-as-snow-vanishes-from-iditarod-trail.html?_r=0 Quote: With 35 pounds of gear on their bikes, competitors in the Iditarod Trail...

In Winter Hiking » Iditerod Record
April 02, 3:21am

Re: Re: burnt fins
Hi Marko Photos would definitely be of great interest. Please! Cheers

In Gear Swap » WTB Jetboil Sol (or talk me out of it)
April 02, 3:13am

Re: 6.3g thermometer with -40f to 120f (-40c to 50c) range
Exposed glass tube? ie, breakable? Cheers

In GEAR » 6.3g thermometer with -40f to 120f (-40c to 50c) range
April 01, 6:47pm

Re: Re: Aluminized Cuben Emissivity
Hi Richard The emissivity of new aluminium foil should be more like 0.1 in my experience. I cannot comment on the others. Cheers

In GEAR » Aluminized Cuben – Third Time is a Charm?
April 01, 2:58pm

Re: G9 - A worthless tank?
Humble opinion: The G9 is good enough in pixel count, zoom ratio, and range of SLR-style controls, that imho the limiting factor for a long time will be the hand holding it. And your photos seem ...

In Photography » G9 - A worthless tank?
March 31, 11:43pm

Re: MSR canister stand work with a RapidFire?
> the plastic stand that holds the canisters in an inverted position, Ah - some of the Japanese adapters will do that by design. Cheers

In GEAR » MSR canister stand work with a RapidFire?
March 31, 11:40pm

Re: Re: Re: Jetboil Sol meltdown
> Do we know this as fact? Or are we dealing with a small handful of issues with an > early production run? Well, as far as I know, they have not changed their warranty position on this s...

In Gear Swap » WTB Jetboil Sol (or talk me out of it)
March 31, 5:44pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: NanoSeeUm? No thanks.
Hi Kat and DK I missed the key point: NoSeeUm vs NanoSeeUm! Can't trust all that nano-technology stuff ... :-) Cheers

In Make Your Own Gear » NanoSeeUm? No thanks.
March 31, 5:27pm

Re: NanoSeeUm? No thanks.
Hi Kat I am totally confused. One moment you say that NoSeeUm 'behaves' well, then you say ' I am currently working on a special order with NanoSeeUm and I cannot stand it. It snags,...

In Make Your Own Gear » NanoSeeUm? No thanks.
March 31, 4:10pm

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