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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: WTB Jetboil Sol (or talk me out of it)
With or without melted Al fins on the bottom? Cheers

In Gear Swap » WTB Jetboil Sol (or talk me out of it)
March 29, 11:33pm

Re: best photo hosting sites?
Hi Justin You may be asking too much. You need to understand that none of them are there to provide the service YOU want. They are all there to attract advertisers for the income that brings the...

In Photography » best photo hosting sites?
March 29, 11:31pm

Re: Sintered filter Removal - no drill required
I have found the TP to be a bit too variable in performance. So these days I recommend a 6 mm disk of coffee filter paper instead, placed under the jet. Easy enough to carry a few spares - 0 g each...

In GEAR » The New "Worlds lightest cannister stove"?
March 29, 3:13pm

Re: Sandals: How to protect your feet against mosquitoes and ticks
If Permethrin is not really what you want, you could try Citronella Oil. The mossies don't like it. We use it at home. However, it may not last while paddling. For that I can only recommend ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Sandals: How to protect your feet against mosquitoes and ticks
March 29, 3:00pm

Re: Re: Re: So what's wrong with the original post??
Hi Ian > I don't understand why the eBay link was removed Nothing to do with you actually. It's just that at times we have lots of trouble with spammers (remember the shoe spammers?...

In Gear Deals » gg the one tent on ebay
March 29, 1:58am

Re: Remember the Mom test?
> Check log files, set up a Linux firewall, install a Linux distribution and tinker > with it so it looks like XP, switch e-mail to TEXT vs HTML .... I think you are making too much out o...

In On the Web » windows xp replacement ?
March 28, 2:42pm

Re: Re: Should we support stove manufacturers who don't supply replacement parts?
> I'd bet Roger Caffin has the tech specs you need for the o-ring. Guilty as charged. See my FAQ at http://www.bushwalking.org.au/FAQ/FAQ_GasStoves.htm#Oring BS011 should be available a...

In GEAR » Should we support stove manufacturers who don't supply replacement parts?
March 28, 2:30pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Holes/no holes
> No, because then it wouldn't be a stake now would it. I don't know. How many holes are needed before it ceases to be a stake? I don't know. Irrelevant, anyhow, imho. > W...

In Gear Deals » Titanium Sand/Snow Stakes
March 28, 3:19am

Re: Re: How to test Down Fill Power at Home?
> I was wanting to know a percentage (or some quantity) of how much the down is > compressed during a test. Example: 1 oz of down takes up 1200 cu in before the weight > is applied Tw...

In Make Your Own Gear » How to test Down Fill Power at Home?
March 28, 3:15am

Re: rehabbing flat feet
> Flat arches are caused by weak feet, aren't they? Nope. In many cases they are caused by genetics. > So, how does an appliance help strengthen my feet? Usually, adding a crutch we...

In Philosophy & Technique » rehabbing flat feet
March 27, 8:53pm

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