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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: How many sleeping bags do you own?
um ... I think we have 10. That's after selling a few. All bar 1 are down, and all bar 2 have hoods. Cheers

In GEAR » How many sleeping bags do you own?
July 09, 5:16pm

Re: Re: nice
> Looks promising at 990grams. OK, but ... A 2-man tent weighing 1.3 kg is 650 g per person: much lighter. And a good 2-man tent design (which too many are NOT) will not have the condensation...

In GEAR » What do you think of this tent?
July 09, 5:14pm

Re: Re: Delmar's Poll
> There is nothing in here about the number of people on a typical trip, but I imagine > there is a correspondence there as well. [re canister stoves] That is a very good point. There wo...

In Editor's Roundtable » Delmar's Poll
July 09, 5:11pm

Re: Delmar's Poll
> I am surprised and disappointed at how many of the respondents still bury their TP > and do not pack it out. I am not surprised. Let's be logical about this: given the very successfu...

In Editor's Roundtable » Delmar's Poll
July 09, 5:05pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Delmar's Poll
Ah, Phooey. I always get that wrong. OK, I will pass the message. Thanks. Cheers

In Editor's Roundtable » Delmar's Poll
July 09, 1:38am

Re: Re: Delmar's Poll
> Roger. You really need to fix that Cuban thing. Huh? What Cuban thing? Cheers

In Editor's Roundtable » Delmar's Poll
July 09, 1:30am

Re: How light is light?
At 59 you are kinda young still. :-) The Catalyst is meant to be a 75 L pack, but in our BPL review it came in at 48 L. The discrepancy, which is huge, is because of the way ULA measures pack vo...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How light is light?
July 09, 1:27am

Re: lightroom vs aperture for a noob
They are all either 'closed' programs, cloud-based schemes for extracting a lot of regular payments from you, or orphans. If you look at the cost of the cloud-based programs over the period...

In Photography » lightroom vs aperture for a noob
July 08, 12:57am

Re: Re: silk liner
> There are sources for very thin silk fabric, Thai Silks have some good stuff. I have bought from them. Cheers

In GEAR » silk liner
July 07, 5:15pm

Re: EN Ratings: Oh dear, oh dear!
> The EN ratings were an *attempt* to standardize how well a sleeping bag would work > for an "average" person in specific temperatures. A little more than that. The Standard al...

In GEAR » Sleeping Bag Recommendation - Women's
July 07, 4:53pm

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