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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.bushwalkingnsw.org.au/FAQ/

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All Forum Posts by Roger Caffin

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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: For Summer use, do you overheat with high R value pads?
> Grand Canyon, September 2014, on the river. 110F air temp. 100F ground temp where I set up camp Blimey. Yeah, been there myself. Sand under cliff face, facing the afternoon sun. Slept unt...

In GEAR » For Summer use, do you overheat with high R value pads?
April 15, 5:30pm

Re: Roger? Ryan? Grand opening this weekend?
i have no idea when, but I HAVE emailed Ryan asking him to consider it. Is Ryan at home right now? I don't know. Cheers

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Could we please add a new Forum for the The Natural World, for discussion of flora, fauna, geology?
April 15, 5:26pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: cable cutters for freeing dogs from snares
> the felco c9 tool cuts 7mm high tensil but 6mm stainless That's weird! I machine both SS and HT steel. I know which is softer in my workshop. Oh well. Cheers

In GEAR » cable cutters for freeing dogs from snares
April 15, 3:41am

Re: Re: Re: For Summer use, do you overheat with high R value pads?
> When the ground temperature is above 98.6F the pad may eventually rise to ground temperature But we aren't walking or camping on Mars or Venus. Cheers

In GEAR » For Summer use, do you overheat with high R value pads?
April 15, 3:39am

Re: Re: FireMaple FMS-118 dying flame
Noting what Stuart wrote, I now suspect a dirty needle. Possibly all waxed up. Some canisters contain dirty waxy gas mixes - especially the Chinese ones. Clean per Stove Maintenance article. Ch...

In GEAR » FireMaple FMS-118 dying flame
April 15, 3:36am

Re: Fires and stoves in snow shelters
Fire IN a snow shelter? Nope. Too much hot air and radiation. Stove in any sort of (snow) shelter? For sure, all the time. We all do that. Cheers

In Winter Hiking » Fires and stoves in snow shelters
April 14, 5:42pm

Re: FireMaple FMS-118 dying flame
Hi Mircea First, check the jet in the stove. It may be blocked. Take it out and clean it with thin BRASS or COPPER wire; NOT with a steel pin! Also remove and clean the needle valve. We have an ...

In GEAR » FireMaple FMS-118 dying flame
April 14, 5:38pm

Re: For Summer use, do you overheat with high R value pads?
> Does anyone find themselves overheating with high R value pads in summer? No. Your mattress at home has a very high R-value. Cheers

In GEAR » For Summer use, do you overheat with high R value pads?
April 14, 5:30pm

Re: Emergency shelter with lower extremity injury
Catering to the 'what if' mind-set is what turns a lightweight pack into a heavy monster. Reality is that all these 'what-ifs' can create their own disasters. Have you considered...

In GEAR » Emergency shelter with lower extremity injury
April 13, 10:04pm

Re: Adhesive for carbon fiber tube
I have used 2-part Araldite, 2-part brand-X epoxy, super glue and Loctite Black Max. All worked fine. No surface prep at all, apart from a vague wipe with a paper towel. Cheers

In Make Your Own Gear » Adhesive for carbon fiber tube
April 13, 1:37am

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