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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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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: The Evolution of a Winter Stove
> I did have difficulty cutting such a small circle. Do you have any advice about > cutting a replacement? Chuckle. If you can find some 1/4" steel tubing (or 6 mm), cut off a smal...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Evolution of a Winter Stove - Part 4 - Lessons Learnt
September 11, 5:19pm

Re: Failing #3 Zippers?
> Patented push/pull brush dispenser removes harmful dirt, sand and salt deposits. You will note from this and the rest of the blurb, that it is dirt which is most of the problem. Yup, and the ...

In GEAR » Failing #3 Zippers?
September 11, 5:10pm

Re: Re: ULTRASIL
> is there a BPL "general opinion" on good source of 1.1 sil these days? The only real concensus I have seen is that there are no reliable long-term sources. There is a reason for ...

In Make Your Own Gear » ULTRASIL
September 11, 5:01pm

Re: FS: Caffin Stove & LiteTrail Pot
One FS and one WTB. Um ... what should I say? or think? Dunno! Cheers

In Gear Swap » FS: Caffin Stove & LiteTrail Pot
September 11, 1:50am

Re: The War on Vestibules
Sounds like 100% marketing spin to me. Total BS. Cheers

In GEAR » Tent vestibules and TENT VESTIBULES
September 11, 1:48am

Re: Failing #3 Zippers?
Funny. I use #3 plastic coil-coil zips on my MYOG clothing, my (several) blue summer tunnel tents and my two winter tunnel tents. Snow and ice even. Never had one fail in all the years. We just t...

In GEAR » Failing #3 Zippers?
September 11, 1:36am

Re: Roger Caffin stove.
Hi icefest Shaker valve - gut feeling is that you don't need it. If you have put anything like 2 kg of gas through it, by now the interior will be CLEAN of any aluminium swarf! Yes, you coul...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Evolution of a Winter Stove - Part 4 - Lessons Learnt
September 11, 1:30am

Re: The Evolution of a Winter Stove - Part 4 - Lessons Learnt
Hi all Thanks for all the comments. I will try to respond. James M: yes, a 1.8 L pot might be a bit big. My big pot is 1.5 L I think. Folds on legs: If I have a large forming press and custom...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Evolution of a Winter Stove - Part 4 - Lessons Learnt
September 11, 12:52am

Re: What manufacturers do you trust?
> What manufacture's products do you trust, without reservation, to deliver exactly as advertised? None of them. They are, after all, profit-making entities. I might trust some gear ite...

In GEAR » What manufacturers do you trust?
September 09, 7:32pm

Re: Re: Gavin's tent
> Note that winds push equally against equal surface area measured perpendicularly. > The force on a horizontal wall is identical the the force on the same size wall if > it had a sloping...

In GEAR » Tent vestibules and TENT VESTIBULES
September 09, 7:28pm

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