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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: Re: Holes/no holes
> While I've never used stakes with holes, it makes sense to me that they would hold > better in the sand. ? ? ? ? ? I fail totally to understand this at all! Perhaps removing all of ...

In Gear Deals » Titanium Sand/Snow Stakes
March 27, 8:44pm

Re: Re: Re: Spinn fabric
I will add to Annapurna's comments: A lot of spinnaker fabric uses a blended coating, with some polycarbonate included. This makes it a lot stiffer, which is good for spinnakers. However, in...

In Gear Deals » gg the one tent on ebay
March 27, 5:17pm

Re: So what's wrong with the original post??
Hi Jen Yeah, I deleted the eBay link, at least partly to make a point. We still get some spam. If someone really wants to find it on eBay they can search just as easily: I left enough info for t...

In Gear Deals » gg the one tent on ebay
March 27, 5:11pm

Re: How to start mountaineering?
Find a mountain, and climb it. More to the point, join a club or go with someone who is experienced. Book learning here is kinda limited... Cheers

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » How to start mountaineering?
March 27, 5:02pm

Re: Re: coloring tent stakes
> Ti blues fairly easily it seems. Can't say what that does to the temper though. Nothing at all. Ti does not 'temper' the way steel does. You can take 6Al-4V alloy up to red he...

In Gear Deals » Titanium Ultralight Tent Stakes
March 27, 5:00pm

Re: windows xp replacement ?
> with the end of security updates for xp i was wondering how to switch to linux or whatever Why? It's been working, hasn't it? I still run XP Pro on our machines. I run AVG Free plu...

In On the Web » windows xp replacement ?
March 27, 4:34pm

Re: Cutting down a Ti pot
Seems like an awful lot of hard work. I cut Titanium with heavy professional snips. Works just fine up to about 0.8 mm with 6Al-4V, which is WAY thicker (and probably harder) than any pot. Bu...

In Make Your Own Gear » Cutting down a Ti pot
March 27, 4:26pm

Re: Guyline stretch
Colin has a good point there for Cuban. Cheers

In GEAR » Stretchy cord for tent guy lines?
March 26, 6:25pm

Re: But it's 420!
> H1 steel, which is downright rustPROOF. It has no rustable carbon in it! Iron rusts, but carbon does not. Cheers

In GEAR » folding, all-purpose knife?
March 25, 8:13pm

Re: Stretchy cord for tent guy lines?
And when the wind blows, the guys will stretch, and the tarp will flap to perdition. Bungee cord may be great for appearances, but it's hopeless for performance (except for very short loops as...

In GEAR » Stretchy cord for tent guy lines?
March 25, 8:10pm

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