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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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Starting with an inverted canister
Jim is only partly right. You can start your stove with the canister inverted. If you are using Powermax canisters you will do this anyhow. I do, often. * Keep the canister 'warm' - anyt...

In GEAR » Minimum temperature for inverted canister stove
November 12, 2:33pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: A new look at Kevlar textiles and fabric in terms of insulation, particularly for gloves and socks
Hi Justin > Comfort is affected by both the degree of coarseness or fineness and by the scales > from the sources i've read. Fineness will trump scales, but scales are definitely >...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » A new look at Kevlar textiles and fabric in terms of insulation, particularly for gloves and socks
November 12, 2:12am

Re: 9 day Overland Track Gear List
My suggestions: Forget about the toothpaste completely. It is not essential. But take the toothbrush. Dettol: whatever for??? Platforms: take 6-10 tiny screw hooks for anchoring your tent ...

In Gear Lists » 9 day Overland Track Gear List
November 12, 1:54am

Re: Re: Re: Can I Cook in my Tent?
Hi Billy > it will surely ruin your day (or entire trip) if you melt you tent. True, true ... IF! Given how many meals I and others have cooked in our tents, the statistics seem to be on ou...

In Editor's Roundtable » Can I Cook in my Tent?
November 12, 1:37am

Re: Re: Fire Maple Stoves
> Does any one know if the blockage issue with the 300T was solved by Fire Maple? It is not an issue if you are using your canister upright. All the muck stays at the bottom of the canister. ...

In Gear Deals » Fire Maple Stoves
November 11, 8:17pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: A new look at Kevlar textiles and fabric in terms of insulation, particularly for gloves and socks
Hi Justin > most sport wool company's and fabrics today, treat the wool to either take off the > scales or fill them in with a polymer. In either case, it's to increase the comfor...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » A new look at Kevlar textiles and fabric in terms of insulation, particularly for gloves and socks
November 11, 8:11pm

Re: KABOOM!!!
Hi Eric DX - sometime they have the stuff in stock, and sometimes they don't. It can be a bit chancy for delivery. The stove itself looks very close to the stock Kovea model, with SS rath...

In GEAR » 25gram canister stove? Brs-3000t. Is this the new lightest canister stove?
November 11, 2:02pm

Re: Re: Can I Cook in my Tent?
> Is this related to > "Doctor, will I be able to play the piano after the operation?" I have no idea. Cheers

In Editor's Roundtable » Can I Cook in my Tent?
November 11, 1:42pm

Re: More important matters...
Hi Nick > So this what this thread looks like on my iPhone. Next time you post something like that, could you make sure the clickable bits do work please, so the moderator can check them ou...

In Philosophy & Technique » The inevitable bike legalization of the JMT
November 11, 1:39pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: The inevitable bike legalization of the JMT
> Skis are machines invented to make human travel easier and faster. I am going to be pedantic here, and refute that claim. Skis are no more machines than are shoes or snowshoes. They are, i...

In Philosophy & Technique » The inevitable bike legalization of the JMT
November 11, 1:37pm

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