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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: It doesn't matter
> some people here on BPL can take a better picture with a phone than I can take with > my RX100. So... there is no need for me to get a iii. Factor into that calculation several other &#...

In GEAR » New camera
October 10, 5:53pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Someone canceled their paypal payment after item was sent.
> it was not the US Postal Service who delivered directly to an Australian address, it > was a _joint_ responsibility by US Postal Service and also Australia Post. One did > half and the...

In Gear Swap » Someone canceled their paypal payment after item was sent.
October 08, 5:04pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Someone canceled their paypal payment after item was sent.
> Roger, USPS will not deliver directly to Australia addresses. All I can say is TOTAL CRAP! I regularly get parcels posted to me by USPS. REGULARLY! To my door. Stop and think about tha...

In Gear Swap » Someone canceled their paypal payment after item was sent.
October 08, 3:11pm

Re: Easy BPL Gear Swap Search
Um - nice, but ... I did a search on 'fleece', and got a sleeping bag in the top 10, with no mention of the word 'fleece' in that listing anywhere I could see. Bit more work maybe...

In Gear Swap » Easy BPL Gear Swap Search
October 08, 12:29am

Re: Cheers Roger
Hi Kris I think I see the problem. > The device's sole purpose is to provide you an indication of the overall > concentration of negatively charged particles in the water, But ...

In Editor's Roundtable » RapidPure Filters Review
October 08, 12:23am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Someone canceled their paypal payment after item was sent.
> Paypal said it would have to be done buy one shipping company only. Only one tracking > number showing shipment from seller and delivery to the Paypal address that the buyer > has regi...

In Gear Swap » Someone canceled their paypal payment after item was sent.
October 08, 12:15am

Re: Addressing the shortcomings...?
> This device would be some sort of small electrical device (thinking hacked Steripen > looking gizmo) that could be dipped into a water sample to determine the anion or > cation content...

In Editor's Roundtable » RapidPure Filters Review
October 07, 3:17pm

Re: Re: Sheltered Camp
> If snow isn't a factor... > Gulleys and valleys can be where katabatic air is found. Meadows and lakes too will > collect cold, sinking air. It can be warmer mid-way up a slope. W...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sheltered Camp
October 07, 3:14pm

Re: Re: Someone canceled their paypal payment after item was sent.
> I have refused to mail items outside of the US, because there is no way to guarantee > proof of delivery that would satisfy Paypal. Registered post? Signature on delivery? Pretty standard...

In Gear Swap » Someone canceled their paypal payment after item was sent.
October 07, 3:09pm

Re: One Tent or two for a family of four
4-man tent: very spacious, but harder to find the ground space and not at wind resistant. Tradeoff. Cheers

In GEAR » One Tent or two for a family of four
October 07, 2:59pm

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