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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.bushwalking.org.au/FAQ/

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All Forum Posts by Roger Caffin

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Re: Re: Re: Re: Vertex Solid Fuel Stove Review
> BPL shoves crap like this image down our throats on a daily basis and apparently > that's not a problem. Greg takes a screen shot of the image from BPL and then shares > it and his...

In Editor's Roundtable » Vertex Solid Fuel Stove Review
December 02, 1:36am

Re: zip off hood - if you must
> sew one half of the separating zip into the seam between collar and jacket, on the outside. Yeah, that works. But why bother? Cheers

In Make Your Own Gear » Help with how to make a zip off hood for a jacket
December 02, 1:33am

Re: cook/no-cook: who has tried both and what weight diff did you find?
The no-cook option means no hot coffee. End of discussion! Cheers

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » cook/no-cook: who has tried both and what weight diff did you find?
December 02, 1:32am

Re: Re: Moving to UK: I will take all the advice you can spare
> London weather is pretty good. Mostly dry and sunny, I believe. My memories of London include wading through lots of wet slush for a month or two. I used to wear gumboots (wellingtons) while...

In GEAR » Moving to UK: I will take all the advice you can spare
December 01, 1:53pm

Re: Help with how to make a zip off hood for a jacket
The zip is going to leak like mad. Most uncomfortable around the neck as well. You have been warned! Cheers

In Make Your Own Gear » Help with how to make a zip off hood for a jacket
December 01, 1:48pm

Re: Inner-first
> am I kidding myself with an inner-first tent? Very likely!!! The weather there is very different. It's not Cal. Figure on having wind and rain for half the nights while pitching a tent....

In GEAR » Moving to UK: I will take all the advice you can spare
December 01, 12:23am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: mt biking in wilderness history
> your portrayal of the vicissitudes of judicial interpretation is a little simplistic. Oh, very likely. I studied (commercial) law for only 6 months, but I did get the impression that it co...

In Philosophy & Technique » The inevitable bike legalization of the JMT
December 01, 12:15am

Re: Re: Don't forget gear for the house.
> repairs to the heater and new detectors came in at under $300. Blimey - CHEAP! As in NOT expensive, that is. Cheers

In GEAR » Don't forget gear for the house.
December 01, 12:07am

Re: Re: Re: Re: mt biking in wilderness history
> Scalia-esque originalist interpretation of the law. It's historically interesting to > know what the founders of Wilderness were thinking three decades before the law was > signed,...

In Philosophy & Technique » The inevitable bike legalization of the JMT
November 30, 1:26pm

Well done
Looks like the kids had a great time. Thanks. Cheers

In Post-Trip Reports » Club trip into the Tararuas
November 29, 1:18pm

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