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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. :-)
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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: Re: What ARE "summer nighttime temps" where you backpack?
> it can be cold enough to start freezing your milk while you're eating your last > day's breakfast cereal (~ 15 degrees), Yeah, but if you're smart you let it freeze, then tap ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What ARE "summer nighttime temps" where you backpack?
September 22, 2:04am

Re: locknut
> 5 minutes with some abrasive paper will fix that ... Makes the stove lighter too. Can't argue with that. :-) Cheers

In Editor's Roundtable » The Evolution of a Winter Stove - Part 4 - Lessons Learnt
September 20, 9:01pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Salami
Hi David > transported, stored, and displayed unrefrigerated. Looks right to me! Cheers

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Salami
September 20, 3:04pm

Re: Re: Re: Salami
> Roger, what temperature is "warm" to you? Ah well, you need to allow for a bit of Australian understatement at times. Or maybe exaggeration - that too. :-) How about we say that an...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Salami
September 20, 3:01am

Re: Requested update
Not a disclaimer: a disclosure. Very different. A sentence or two will suffice, just so a casual reader who does not know you will know where you stand. "I am a fan, user and now a reseller...

In Gear Deals » Tyvek Inner Mesh Tents, Singles and Doubles Available.
September 20, 1:13am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Found a couple more options
Hi Bob > they don't even have to use a microprocessor (overkill). Instead, they use > programmable logic device such as FPGA. They could, they could, but would they? A Lattice iCE40...

In GEAR » Single AA battery headlamps
September 20, 1:05am

Re: How iffy is October in Tuolumne with Kids?
As you go up in altitude, you go up in risk from bad weather. Australian Xmas is mid-summer, and you may have heard about our summers. I have had sleet in the mountains on Boxing Day. Yeah, and ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » How iffy is October in Tuolumne with Kids?
September 20, 12:49am

Re: Salami
> how long can salami go after cutting into the log How hot is your summer? Maybe two weeks when warm. Winter time - might be colder than your fridge! A LONG time there. > a log will las...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Salami
September 20, 12:45am

Re: Tyvek Inner Mesh Tents, Singles and Doubles Available.
To post in Gear Deals there must be some sort of special deal offered for BPL readers, above what is available on your web site. What is it? Also you should clearly state your interest in the co...

In Gear Deals » Tyvek Inner Mesh Tents, Singles and Doubles Available.
September 19, 3:44pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Found a couple more options
> One 3V CR123A Lithium battery > One AA (Ni-MH, Alkaline, or Lithium) battery > A lithium primary battery typically has a little more open circuit voltage. Note that a CR123 gives 3...

In GEAR » Single AA battery headlamps
September 19, 3:35pm

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