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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: Re: Remote fuel stand
Hi Owen > He brought two partially used canisters, and the first one that was nearly empty > wouldn't work. The second did, but not very well. It was enough to heat up some > wate...

In GEAR » Remote fuel stand
January 13, 2:26am

Fine wire to clean jet easily
Duncan Cheung has alerted me to a very good source for jet cleaning wire: Beading suppliers! 30 gauge (0.25 mm) brass wire would be excellent. Do not go any thicker. Web sources by the hordes, alth...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Evolution of a Winter Stove - Part 4 - Lessons Learnt
January 12, 6:43pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Are All Canisters Made in the Same Factory in Korea?
> But if the pin were longer on MSR canister stoves, then one would have issues > with fitting MSR canister stoves to MSR canisters but this isn't the case. Of course, if MSR also speci...

In GEAR » Jetboil Joule Issue
January 12, 4:03am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: AdBlock
> I've been around enough PhD's to know that, .... Let me explain how it really goes: BSc: BullS... MSc: More S... PhD: Piled Higher and Deeper Cheers

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » BPL Reacts to distasteful ad complaints
January 12, 3:59am

Re: Old Guys Running
> The regular ones around here are mean and ugly. Geese ... or BPL members ... or certain Republican Senators?

In GEAR » Old Guys Backpacking
January 12, 3:55am

Re: Question about gas canister longevity
> what is the reasonable longevity of gas canisters stored in a cool, climate > controlled room? Oh, 20 - 40 years at least. Provided that you protect the Lindal valve from corrosion! Th...

In GEAR » Who Makes All the Gas Canisters in the World?
January 12, 3:49am

Re: Re: Are All Canisters Made in the Same Factory in Korea?
> I think the threading may be different. WRONG. Period. ALL screw-thread canisters (butane/propane style) have exactly the same thread. It is 28 tpi 7/16" UNEF. This is also used on ...

In GEAR » Jetboil Joule Issue
January 11, 2:07pm

Re: Who Makes All the Gas Canisters in the World?
It's not quite that simple. > Taeyang Ind. is the largest portable butane gas cartridge maker in the world, Yes, but this refers to butane canisters - fly spray type canisters with 100% ...

In GEAR » Who Makes All the Gas Canisters in the World?
January 11, 1:51pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Remote fuel stand
> some kind of DIY field improvisation. Me too. Mind you, with the 450 g canisters, you can just lie them on their side at the start. They do not have to be completely inverted to get a liq...

In GEAR » Remote fuel stand
January 11, 1:13pm

Re: Backslide etc.
> Does anyone know how durable these ti spikes are likely to be, even if exposed only > to hardpack and ice, My experiments with mini-crampons made from sheet Ti suggested that it would be ...

In GEAR » Vargo's new 2015 4oz 10point crampons
January 10, 10:36pm

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