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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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All Forum Posts by Roger Caffin

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Re: Water
> I’ve notice moisture in the morning on the bottom of my sleeping pad. You will get that in cold weather with ANY groundsheet. The cold ground is chilling the groundsheet so that condensatio...

In GEAR » does older cuben hold water more than new cuben?
September 09, 4:39pm

Re: does older cuben hold water more than new cuben?
Surface changes from UV may be letting the surface wet out more. A very fine layer of 'dirt' may be letting the surface wet out more. Cheers

In GEAR » does older cuben hold water more than new cuben?
September 09, 4:36pm

real cheese
REAL cheese was made in the mountains of Europe by the herders, and stored up there for some time, LONG BEFORE refrigeration ever existed. Of course it can survive a few days in a pack. Granted,...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Shelf stable cheese
September 09, 4:33pm

Re: Did you have an illegal campfire this weekend or recently?
At some stage it ceases to be 'clueless' and becomes 'criminal'. I think the current weather has taken us over that threshold. I would like to see more prosecutions. Cheers

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Did you have an illegal campfire this weekend or recently?
September 09, 4:12pm

Buttons: YUK. How very 20th century conformist. Cheers

In GEAR » buttonfront shirts: nylon vs polyester
September 09, 4:05pm

Re: Camera or good smartphone camera?
I have yet to see a phone which has a decent amount of good glass out front. They just don't have the aperture. But I am biased of course. Cheers

In GEAR » Camera or good smartphone camera?
September 06, 4:17pm

Books posted
The first lot of books have been posted. We expect the Reader Reviews to start appearing in about 4 weeks (HINT!) Cheers Roger

In GEAR TESTING » Lost Canyon (book) by Nina Revoyr
September 05, 6:20pm

Re: Could we please add a new Forum for the The Natural World, in 2015?
Moan, winge, gripe, winge, moan ... OK guys, go for it. Under OFF-PISTE. Cheers Roger Caffin

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Could we please add a new Forum for the The Natural World, for discussion of flora, fauna, geology?
September 05, 6:13pm

Re: Re: Re: Air Bubble
Compass looks fine to me. A good model. > I have now found 4 watches while on trips If you want to find gear, the place to look is under the path of the ski lifts when the snow has just mel...

In GEAR » A Weathered Compass Story
September 05, 5:38am

Re: Re: EDC carry: really necessary?
> EDC is not about backpacking (is a preparedness topic) but about what you carry > with you every single day when you are not backpacking That, dear Sir, is called a Credit Card. Cheers

In Philosophy & Technique » EDC carry: really necessary?
September 03, 2:06am

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