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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: Re: ...and stove too
Hi David > I also find I warm up faster on cold mornings while hiking and eating, than standing > around a stove in camp waiting for water to boil Who stands around? Try making breakfa...

In Editor's Roundtable » The 60-Second Backpacker: Episode 2, Leave the Kitchen Sink at Home
August 12, 4:20pm

Re: Trekking pole tip guards
You can also use clear beverage tubing from your local hardware store. Find the right size to fit tightly over the whole spike. Not heavy. (We do this for our ski poles too.) Cheers

In Make Your Own Gear » Trekking pole tip guards
August 10, 4:51pm

Re: Re: Re: Be careful
Hi Tom Oh, I agree. I was trying to make the point that there is not a radical difference between them. They are not totally different food-stuffs, like, say, steak vs white flour. Yes, I agr...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Backpacking on a Low Carb Diet
August 10, 4:47pm

Ah, but ...
> I came back wanting more and feeling strong and sadly aware that I don't have > enough time to do nearly as much of this as I would like. Ah, but the joy of it is that you know there ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Berner Alps
August 10, 4:37pm

Re: Be careful
> there will be a point where your body can not supply the energy from fat and protein. You reckon? There is not a lot of chemical difference between fats and carbs. Both could be called lon...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Backpacking on a Low Carb Diet
August 09, 11:50pm

Re: I just gotta ask...
> I just gotta ask, what is wrong with an anodized aluminum pot? > It's lighter, heats more evenly and costs less. Nothing at all wrong with them. Not sure the even heating amounts to ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » looking for titanium pot
August 07, 3:39pm

Jang-Tian We have a very strict rule here about FULL DISCLOSURE when talking about any gear with which you may be commercially involved. You are involved with Hanchor, so you MUST state this in ...

In Gear Deals » HANCHOR Marble
August 07, 2:36am

Re: Wet feet – should I worry about this? (Fugly foot pictures)
Nah, not to worry. Only mild prune. Quite common. Sometimes we travel down the river bed instead of on the banks - but you should see the scrub on the banks ... Wet feet for days on end. No prob...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Wet feet – should I worry about this? (Fugly foot pictures)
August 07, 2:21am

Re: Ultra-breatheable Hiking boots?
The words 'ultra-breathable' and 'boots' don't seem to go together too well imho. New Balance now make some trail runners with Vibram soles - the Leadville is a good example....

In GEAR » Ultra-breatheable Hiking boots?
August 05, 4:38pm

Re: Castolin 1450 butane, propane and propylene mix brazing fuel canister for stove use?
Bit hard finding the combustion products of propylene, but they should not be very different from Propane. It's slightly more volatile than propane. My guess is that the mix should burn just...

In GEAR » Castolin 1450 butane, propane and propylene mix brazing fuel canister for stove use?
August 05, 1:43am

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