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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
My Website URLhttp://www.bushwalking.org.au/FAQ/

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All Forum Posts by Roger Caffin

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Re: Jetboil Sol meltdown
No, not negligence. There are quite a few heat exchanger pots on the market, and this Jetboil Sol Ti/Al one is the only one to have this problems. But many customers have had this problem with the ...

In Gear Swap » WTB Jetboil Sol (or talk me out of it)
March 31, 4:04pm

Re: MSR canister stand work with a RapidFire?
Any screw-thread canister should work with any screw-thread stove. That said, beware of the Chinese canisters. There have been problems with them. (Chinese stoves work fine.) Cheers

In GEAR » MSR canister stand work with a RapidFire?
March 31, 3:57pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: What Do You Do with Almost-Empty Fuel Canisters?
> You could throw them in a fire. Really, really dangerous. BPL strongly recommends you do NOT do this. For more information, read our article on exploding canisters Stay safe! Cheers

In Philosophy & Technique » What Do You Do with Almost-Empty Fuel Canisters?
March 31, 3:54pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: best photo hosting sites?
Oh, the 360 came later. IBM 7044, DEC PDP-8, Ferranti Argus 500, ... Cheers

In Photography » best photo hosting sites?
March 31, 3:00am

Re: picture
That's the flex point for the upper. Basically, it happens due to poor design and poor engineering. Not all brands suffer from that, but the smaller ones often do. Cheers

In GEAR » Shoe Question
March 31, 2:58am

Re: What Does an Engineer do with Almost-Empty Fuel Canisters?
> However, few people have such adaptors But they are commercially available from Japan, where they don't seem quite as frantically paranoid. Normally I would refer you to http://www.a...

In Philosophy & Technique » What Do You Do with Almost-Empty Fuel Canisters?
March 31, 2:01am

Re: Re: best photo hosting sites?
> Some day we will expose Roger to the concept of "the cloud." Chuckle. Been there, seen that - around mid-70s, with IBM mainframes. Nope, NO difference from today, except for scale...

In Photography » best photo hosting sites?
March 30, 4:22pm

Re: New NPS logo
Hang on a moment there! Stop and think! If we can keep the managers occupied with changing the appearance of the logo, that just might divert them from doing anything destructive to the Service ...

In On the Web » New NPS logo
March 30, 4:06pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: So what's wrong with the original post??
Hi Ian > I think the spamming was before I joined Would you believe I was deleting up to 50 spams a day at one stage? !@#$%^&* We solved most of that with the $5 charge for Forum membe...

In Gear Deals » gg the one tent on ebay
March 29, 11:38pm

Re: LIST: SUL below freezing possible?
Of course. Ryan Jordon managed a weekend some years ago in the snow with a 5 lb base weight. It can be done. He had two problems: * his stove arrangement was unstable, and the pot fell over * i...

In Gear Lists » LIST: SUL below freezing possible?
March 29, 11:35pm

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