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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. :-)
Example Gear List at http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/caffins_4_month_gear_list.html

BPL email: roger@backpackinglight.com
CitySydney
StateNSW
CountryAustralia
My Website URLhttp://www.bushwalkingnsw.org.au/FAQ/

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All Forum Posts by Roger Caffin

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Re: White turns to Mellow Yellow (beige) ... eventually
> white items but with the first wash after use, they turn a light beige Blimey - have the EPA or the public health authorities checked your water supply????? Cheers

In Make Your Own Gear » Is it possible to paint or dye my nylon sun hat?
May 04, 3:45pm

Re: Re: Gear vs Technique
Hi Ian Um ... what IS that? I have to confess I have not been able to figure it out yet. Cheers

In Photography » EDC camera
May 04, 3:42pm

Re: How do you find out what lasts your new balance shoes use?
You would have to contact NB and ask, as that model is no longer listed on their web site. To find out what fitting a current shoe has, go to the page for that shoe, click on the size box and en...

In GEAR » How do you find out what lasts your new balance shoes use?
May 04, 3:39pm

Re: delete
> It's all just SPAM. Yes, it is a sales pitch, but it satisfies the BPL criteria for acceptance here: * It is posted in the Gear Deals forum, which was created for this purpose * The i...

In Gear Deals » $24.99 for SUNREE Sports 3 Headlamp and $10.59 ROCKBROS Bicycle Sun Glasses + free shipping
May 04, 3:27pm

Re: Yup
> Any tips for me? Strangely enough, yes. Take LOTS of photos - LOT & LOTS. Review them weeks later and judge them yourself: what you did right and what you did wrong. Be really harsh....

In Photography » The Great Cellphone Camera Challenge!
May 04, 5:19am

Not the camera
I can't help commenting that the 'quality' of the photos seems to be more dependent on the guy behind the viewfinder than anything else. cheers

In Photography » The Great Cellphone Camera Challenge!
May 03, 8:04pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Is it possible to paint or dye my nylon sun hat?
> dye it pink Nay - tie-dye it with fluorescent dies! Cheers PS: nylon dyes OK.

In Make Your Own Gear » Is it possible to paint or dye my nylon sun hat?
May 03, 7:59pm

Re: Re: Lumix GM1 and GM5
Hi Ian > fewer than five badgers. I had the perfect shot of one staring at me from her den the > other day with nothing in my pocket to capture the shot but my iPhone. The picture > s...

In Photography » EDC camera
May 02, 12:35am

Re: Trail runners for loose gravel AND mud?
> Why is it that none of the trail runners that can handle hard packed trail/loose > gravel seem to handle mud well? They tune the rubber composition and the tread design to suit the inten...

In GEAR » from boots to trail runners: will I get stuff in my shoes?
May 02, 12:29am

Re: A new kind of inconsiderate behavior
It's not new. We had problems with newbies and their boom-boxes 40 years ago. One group at a campsite ignored polite requests to turn it down a bit, so I walked over, flipped the battery com...

In Editor's Roundtable » Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 15
May 02, 12:18am

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