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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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All Forum Posts by Roger Caffin

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Re: Re: earliest strawberry season ever
> They were bred for durability. And longevity. Local berries are not. Hence why > they taste a lot better. Sounds like tomatoes: same problem. Bred for appearance and shipping, but no tast...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
May 01, 4:20pm

Re: Fantastic Plastic Elastic Backpack cover
> One bush or branch and it's a goner. Of course plastic film is a silly idea. It will never last or stand up to use on the trail. Couldn't possibly work. Fool idea. Then some silly ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Polycryo Elesticated Backpack cover :)
April 30, 5:05pm

Re: Tight Calves
> but I need more force and less hair pulling. All very odd. Shave legs? Cheers

In GEAR » Calf Massager
April 30, 12:24am

Re: Calf Massager
It might be better to attack the source of the problem. A lack of fitness is half of it. A lack of stretching may be the other half. But it all needs to be addressed slowly and over time. A little ...

In GEAR » Calf Massager
April 29, 3:57pm

Re: Re: Re: Couscous + Parmesan cheese = enough for end of day?
> Roger, what do you mean by "boring"? The cooking or the food? Oh, the food, definitely. Cook any way you want. My 2c. cheers

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Couscous + Parmesan cheese = enough for end of day?
April 29, 4:51am

Re: Re: Re: Could we please add a new Forum for the The Natural World, for discussion of flora, fauna, geology?
> Do we need to burn incense? Make a sacrifice? Gift offerings to the Moderators are always welcome ... Cheers

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Could we please add a new Forum for the The Natural World, for discussion of flora, fauna, geology?
April 29, 1:00am

Re: Making a 2-man Cuben Fiber Tent
Hi Jeremy Not bad at all! And a great write-up too, with excellent photos. Thank you. I was much impressed by your method of holding the top ends of the poles in place. Very neat. I don...

In Editor's Roundtable » Making a 2-man Cuben Fiber Tent
April 29, 12:57am

Re: Sleeping bag liner - help!
Silk liners from 8 momme Habotai silk are fine, but they do have a limited life compared to synthtics. Cheers

In GEAR » Sleeping bag liner - help!
April 28, 4:08pm

Re: container for white gas?
Nylon is officially rated for holding petrol or autogas. You can buyred nylon 'jerry cans' for that, although they do bulge a bit on hot weather. Coleman Fuel comes in red nylon bottles, an...

In GEAR » container for white gas?
April 28, 4:06pm

Re: tested at 6C - OK
It's all very strange. I have the original FMS version and it works just fine, with no signs of your problems. I am left to wonder whether Pinguin had them make some small changes to the design...

In GEAR » FireMaple FMS-118 dying flame
April 27, 4:09pm

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