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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: MSR Ground Hog improvements
> if these are tougher than comparably weighted Ti V? The Ti stakes are vastly stronger than ANY aluminium stake. I can pound Ti wires into rocky ground without any fear of any bending, usin...

In GEAR » Yet another stake (not steak) thread
February 20, 1:58pm

Re: Cuben tunnel... Done
Hi Sam I haven't tested Gold Tip, so I just don't know. I did test Carbon Express, and found they are crap. > make the tent more stable when camping in protected spots and not want...

In Make Your Own Gear » myog mountaineering cuben tunnel tent?
February 20, 4:31am

Re: Re: Cuben tunnel... Done
Hi Pierre > I assume you don't have issues with the robustness of your pole sleeves because your > poles have bends. This could be so. Note Sam's comments about pole stiffness to...

In Make Your Own Gear » myog mountaineering cuben tunnel tent?
February 20, 4:21am

Re: Re: Re: What happens when you corner a moose while snow hiking
> Moderator Roger has noticed and is deleting that portion of some of the posts. I have noticed, and deleted, and advised Mike Blarowski. Cheers

In Winter Hiking » What happens when you corner a moose while snow hiking
February 19, 10:15pm

Re: Re: BRS-3000T versus FMS-300T Hornet
FMS-116T and FMS-300T both have BRASS threads. Cheers

In Editor's Roundtable » BRS-3000T stove Spotlite Review
February 19, 7:05pm

Re: Difficult to light
Hi Dan > They need to use "storm" matches to light it as seen in their video. For those who don't want to download a marketing video, I assume 'they' are the promoters,...

In Gear Deals » FireDragon is a waterproof and environmentally friendly fire-lighting fuel.
February 19, 7:01pm

Re: Weather Guidelines for Mount Washington?
I doubt the static (wind-free) temperature is much of a worry - even at -30 F. One can handle that with the right gear. However, the wind is a totally different matter. Just the wind by itself c...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Weather Guidelines for Mount Washington?
February 19, 6:54pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Fixed the ads?
Hi Doug > "Besides, I know who cooks my dinners" > From what I've seen, that would be you on backpacking trips! Well, true - but there are lot more dinners at home. Sue is...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » BPL Reacts to distasteful ad complaints
February 19, 3:24pm

Re: BRS-3000T versus FMS-300T Hornet
Hi EJ FMS-116T vs FMS-300T vs BRS-3000T ... Any of them. Yes, they are all in my to-go pot. Just remember the BRS-3000T has an aluminium thread and treat it gently. Cheers PS: the Snow Pea...

In Editor's Roundtable » BRS-3000T stove Spotlite Review
February 19, 3:19pm

Re: Cheapest I've seen for BRS-3000T
> On Ebay it's over $20, $14.90 here: > http://www.gearbest.com/camping/pp_116350.html It's Chinese New Year right now, and GearBest are all on holiday. But when they return (next...

In Editor's Roundtable » BRS-3000T stove Spotlite Review
February 19, 3:16pm

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