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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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Our BPL Cocoon jackets still seem to have plenty of loft left. They are stored hung up of course. Cheers

In GEAR » Synthetic Loft Degradation
October 20, 3:31pm

Re: RE
Hi Lawson Love it! But you forgot about the hand-forged carbon steel tent pegs. Cheers

In GEAR » Lawson's new Bar Tensioners
October 20, 3:29pm

Re: Re: Design Tools
Hi Jerry 200 micron builders plastic does not stretch easily. :-) > I draw a line where I want the seam to be, and another line, generally 1/2" further > out where I cut the fabr...

In Make Your Own Gear » Design Tools?
October 20, 4:38am

Re: 2mm zipper?
I just sew over the end a few times with some heavy button thread. Works every time. Cheers

In Make Your Own Gear » 2mm zipper?
October 20, 4:36am

Re: "Under Armour Boots"
> Why do you have to make fun of him? That was certainly NOT my intention. Make fun of the concept of 'ankle support'? Yeah, sure - because it is a silly idea promoted by the boot ...

In GEAR » Under Armour Boots
October 19, 5:24pm

Re: Re: design tools
> tent is obviously too big for a pattern OH? Every one of my tents was cut to a full-size pattern. I used builders plastic sheeting, but brown packaging paper would be fine. Cheers

In Make Your Own Gear » Design Tools?
October 19, 4:50pm

Re: Some questions that have been on my mind
> Are the denier ratings for face fabrics like the SPF factor for sunscreen in that > anything above 15 is marketing and anything about 80 D is just overkill? One could say that anything ne...

In GEAR » Some questions that have been on my mind
October 19, 4:47pm

Re: Under Armour Boots
> I'm looking for a boot that is supportive Try downhill ski boots. They are supportive. Alternately, wear low-cut joggers and develop some ankle strength. In the long run, this is much s...

In GEAR » Under Armour Boots
October 18, 11:41pm

Re: Fabric for Winter Overboots
Fo snowshoes, even common silnylon would work very well. But you WILL get condensation inside any membrane fabric in those conditions, which WILl make your shoes wet. One could argue for a slightly...

In Make Your Own Gear » Fabric for Winter Overboots
October 18, 11:37pm

Re: "Off-Gassing"
> I have a stove that off-gasses audibly whenever I turn it on - it stinks! I can > get the smell to abate by igniting the gas but it still worries me I was going to assume that everyone ...

In GEAR » Gear that is off-gassing-has chemical smell
October 18, 11:34pm

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