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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
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All Forum Posts by Roger Caffin

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Re: clarify
Hi Brett > regualar nylon layer or uncoated silnylon. Sorry to be so picky, but there is no such animal as 'uncoated silnylon'. The 'sil' in 'silnylon' is the silicon...

In GEAR » coatings on big puffy down jackets?
September 05, 8:27pm

Re: how to handle base layers in freezing rain
> I've been told that clothing should be kept comparatively light during the day due > to body heat generated from hiking, but at night, warm, dry clothes are needed. Yes, yes, yes. ...

In GEAR » how to handle base layers in freezing rain
September 05, 8:24pm

Re: Re: Re: No Fire S'mores
Hi Rick > OK with your stove? Can't tell, because I can't see from the photo what the pan really looks like. Is it just the obvious very coarse mesh supporting the sausages, or is th...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » No Fire S'mores
September 05, 8:22pm

Re: No Fire S'mores
It can be done on a canister stove, with VERY GREAT care. I make raisin toast and toasted muffins this way sometimes, on day walks. Get some fine stainless steel mesh: a 2 mm pitch of 0.5 mm wir...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » No Fire S'mores
September 05, 7:04pm

Re: Re: Re: How to make a sternum strap that slides along piping?
Hi Tim I know the hardware exists, but what brand and where can one buy it? Care to share? Cheers

In Make Your Own Gear » How to make a sternum strap that slides along piping?
September 05, 4:26pm

Re: coatings on big puffy down jackets?
Hi Brett > would just plain silnylon not be enough That would be about the biggest disaster I can imagine. Think about the perspiration from your body, wafting gently through the down, to re...

In GEAR » coatings on big puffy down jackets?
September 05, 4:24pm

Re: SE Minnesota temps
> for "three season" use, and I'm always curious which three seasons they mean, LOVE IT! Cheers

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What ARE "summer nighttime temps" where you backpack?
September 05, 4:20pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: alternatives
Hi Katherine > I want to leave my loathed 12 oz Marmot rain pants at home. Well, I can sympathise there! All I carry are some old GoLite Whims: very light UNcoated fabric with a good DWR....

In Make Your Own Gear » no-sew CF skirt - possible?
September 05, 4:12pm

Re: Re: Re: What ARE "summer nighttime temps" where you backpack?
Hi Justin I sympathise! We were coming out of a very remote and rough region in full sun on limited water once, and going up-hill over a peak. Walk 150 m, rest in shade for 5 minutes. Repeat,...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What ARE "summer nighttime temps" where you backpack?
September 05, 6:05am

Re: Backcountry touring ski upgrade
Never used or needed skins. Fishscale always works fine for us. Never used or needed release bindings either, at least on Nordic-style XC skis. I image it might depend a bit on the terrain and wh...

In Winter Hiking » Backcountry touring ski upgrade
September 05, 2:50am

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