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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: Bright and light please!
That way I can find my pack where I cached it later on. Cheers

In GEAR » Pack Color Preferences
January 16, 2:35am

Re: Tent and sleeping bag project, need advice.
> what type of thread do you use for this sort of application? There are many, many threads about this here already (sorry about the pun). Try a few searches. Cheers

In Make Your Own Gear » Tent and sleeping bag project, need advice.
January 16, 2:34am

Re: NIX the Ti cookware
I haven't used an aluminium pot for ... many years. My Ti pots work very well. And I find a good inverted canister stove pretty fail-safe these days. MUCH safer than white gas, and MUCH less...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » UL winter cook kit
January 16, 2:27am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Jetboil cold weather heat exchanger
> Aluminum would definitely require wider stock because of its reduced thermal > conductivity relative to copper. If I may ... For my Winter Stove production I found that a strip of 1.2 mm...

In Make Your Own Gear » Jetboil cold weather heat exchanger
January 16, 2:24am

Re: ATTN: Dinosaurs
> I am going to take my dad (66) out on a trip this summer for 4-5 days. Light pack (watch out for those 'what-ifs') GOOD air mat! Nice food, maybe cocoa and/or coffee Shortish dista...

In GEAR » Old Guys Backpacking
January 16, 2:12am

Re: Question for 3-pin boot users
9/16" sounds a bit thin. I would consider shimming the duckbill. Anyhow, can I suggest you upgrade from these to the Voile 3-pin Telemark cables? The basic rat-trap is OK, but rather limite...

In Winter Hiking » Question for 3-pin boot users
January 15, 1:28pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Reusable plastic containers
> Roger, did you have rats chew through a container during a single night, or was it a cache? A bit of everything. Anything short of steel seems to get 'bitten'. The funniest case wa...

In Make Your Own Gear » Cookie tins for desert food storage
January 15, 1:22pm

Re: Russian vs Asian Women
> I want to live in big house and drive Porche too. You might at least spell Porsche correctly. Cheers

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » BPL Reacts to distasteful ad complaints
January 15, 1:12pm

Re: My experience has been the same as HJ...
> I have also seen enough dented Coleman cannisters on shelves to know they don't get > babied during shipment. Hum ... the carrier should be reported to the DoT. Not good. Cheers

In GEAR » Who Makes All the Gas Canisters in the World?
January 15, 1:49am

Re: Re: Reusable plastic containers
Yeah, but in my experience, anything larger than a medium rat can chew through a plastic container. Cheers

In Make Your Own Gear » Cookie tins for desert food storage
January 15, 1:47am

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