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

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All Forum Posts by Roger Caffin

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Route 'marking'
Hi Amy Great stuff. Your comments about variable marking standards applies to most long-distance tracks outside France and Switzerland, imho. There is a huge wave of enthusiasm for the projec...

In Post-Trip Reports » Italy, Slovenia, and Austria: a Thru-hike of the Alpe-Adria Trail
July 03, 5:02pm

Re: Cold oatmeal replacement for quick breakfast
Dunno about straight cold oatmeal - maybe a bit boring, but look up 'muesli'. Oatmeal plus dried fruits plus nuts plus ... I am typing this while eating my breakfast muelsi with yoghurt an...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Cold oatmeal replacement for quick breakfast
July 03, 4:37pm

Re: Ultralight luxuries
I dunno - that tray has weight, and so do the toothpicks. Rock and a twig? And bigger marshmallows! Cheers

In GEAR » Ultralight luxuries
July 02, 5:12pm

Re: Camera X-pod solution?
I like the Jobis. They are fairy light and very simple and fast to use. Cheers

In GEAR » Camera X-pod solution?
July 01, 5:38pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: How do you stay clean?
> It reduces the amount of bacteria on the skin reducing the chance that a scrape or > wound gets infected. It is a broad based antimicrobial that kills the bacteria This has got to be ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How do you stay clean?
July 01, 5:35pm

Re: Footwear: General and specific questions
Reviewed at http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/new_balance_mt810_review.html Cheers

In GEAR » Footwear: General and specific questions
July 01, 5:28pm

Re: Re: How do you stay clean?
> +1 on a dunk in a lake, minus any soap. A soak in a mountain lake is great on hot > dirty feet. The fish might feel different about it :) Mountain lakes are often (very) short on nutrie...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How do you stay clean?
June 30, 4:07pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Battery life is marketing hype
Hi Bob > Roger, are you older than we thought? Captain's Log, Stardate 3539 ... reached Earth > What makes you think that the compass life is limited to 1000 years? I figure that ...

In GEAR » Best watch with thermometer and altimeter?
June 30, 1:27am

Re: Thoughts on the durability of UL backpacks
> Can someone expect for a UL backpack to last as long as durable kelty or arcteryx? Nope. Won't happen. But have you actually looked at the difference in weight between a Cuban pack bas...

In GEAR » Thoughts on the durability of UL backpacks
June 30, 1:15am

Re: Re: How do you stay clean?
> But in the drought south west, I have to haul my entire water for 2-3 days. The desert Arabs used to 'wash' with sand - fine sand I guess. Only works when the sand is really dry, b...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How do you stay clean?
June 30, 1:12am

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