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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: Problem solved - I think?
> there was a bit of varnish or sludge on the needle bar. Yeah, been there once before. Bought a cheap Asian (Taiwan or Japan?) sewing machine in the very early 70s. It wouldn't sew much a...

In Make Your Own Gear » Thread Loops on top of fabric when sewing in reverse and at low speeds
September 01, 3:11pm

Re: Re: Re: valve
> Lethal? Yeah. Read the review. CO levels of 500 - 1000 ppm are lethal in any confined space. Compare with a Snow Peak GST-100: <5 ppm Cheers

In GEAR » Jetboil MiniMo, First Look
September 01, 5:13am

Re: First Backpacking Trip - Lessons Learned, Advice Welcome
> luxury items like ... SynMat UL7 (50+ bones need some cushion) You will be spending something like 8 hours a day on that mat. I do not think it is a luxury. Fwiiw, I sleep on one too. >...

In Post-Trip Reports » First Backpacking Trip - Lessons Learned, Advice Welcome
September 01, 5:06am

Re: 2 base layers vs 1 thicker layer.
I think versatility wins. Cheers

In GEAR » 2 base layers vs 1 thicker layer.
September 01, 5:01am

Re: valve
> wasn't only the first generation reactors that had the CO problem? ROTFLMAO No. I tested the V2: slightly better, still lethal. Cheers

In GEAR » Jetboil MiniMo, First Look
August 31, 8:49pm

Re: Tasmania Overland Track - alcohol fuel stoves permitted?
That means no wood fires. Please heed. Mind you, trying to find dry wood there in the rainforest sometimes is impossible anyhow. Cheers

In Pre-Trip Planning » Tasmania Overland Track - alcohol fuel stoves permitted?
August 31, 8:47pm

Re: Old sewing maching broke down. Kindly recommend me a new one please?
The machine I use for tents (Elna) is not much newer than that. It works fine on all my tents. The machine I use for packs (old black Singer) is probably from the 50s. Mind you, I have also sewn s...

In Make Your Own Gear » Old sewing maching broke down. Kindly recommend me a new one please?
August 31, 8:45pm

Re: Windboiler
Looks like a slightly modified Reactor with new improved marketing spin. Wonder whether it simmers any better, or whether it still emits lethal amounts of CO? Cheers

In GEAR » Jetboil MiniMo, First Look
August 31, 4:11pm

Re: HOLD UP!!
What Oliver says about stress distribution is right - you can get ripples even with silnylon. In many cases I find I can eliminate the ripples in silnylon by moving the pole feet slightly - which y...

In Make Your Own Gear » myog mountaineering cuben tunnel tent?
August 31, 4:01pm

Re: Small gas canister (50g)
Screw thread? I want! In Australia? Hum .... Cheers

In GEAR » Small gas canister (50g)
August 31, 3:40pm

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