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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.bushwalkingnsw.org.au/FAQ/

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All Forum Posts by Roger Caffin

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Re: Re: Supplies
> If it's too much into the flame, it will interphere with burning? Roger will tell you > you're quenching the flame creating inefficiency and CO ? : ) Chuckle. The latter bit might...

In Make Your Own Gear » Jetboil cold weather heat exchanger
March 09, 3:25pm

Re: How can I get one?
> Not sure how others do a water bath....do they just use a larger cup with warmer > water so ice doesn't form? I use my GSI plastic dinner bowl. When dinner is ready I drink the cool ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Jetboil cold weather heat exchanger
March 09, 3:20pm

Re: Pack Fabric Selection
I like the X-Pac fabrics. Cheers

In Make Your Own Gear » Pack Fabric Selection
March 09, 3:08pm

Re: Mouth or inflator?
> I really don't want to carry the extra weight of a pump... I use an Exped pillow/pump. There's a review of them here. Makes a good pillow. Cheers

In GEAR » Inflating UL Synmat 7 by mouth - loss of insulation?
March 09, 3:05pm

Re: Two-person bivy for use with quilt and Neoair 3/4 length pads
Hi Elliot You do know that doing this in the snow will result in LOTS of condensation inside the bivy? About all I can suggest is that you add some arched poles and have some ventilation at B...

In Make Your Own Gear » Two-person bivy for use with quilt and Neoair 3/4 length pads
March 08, 7:51pm

Re: Inflating UL Synmat 7 by mouth - loss of insulation?
Yes Yes You can try hanging it up in the sun with the valve open. Cheers

In GEAR » Inflating UL Synmat 7 by mouth - loss of insulation?
March 08, 7:48pm

Re: Reading glasses. Suggestions?
The 'stick on the nose' things are optically OK, but they fall off immediately if you are sweaty. Yeah, been there, bit of a failure. These days we just buy light specs of all sorts from...

In GEAR » Reading glasses. Suggestions?
March 07, 6:48pm

Re: Growing feet. At 40?
As everyone else has noted, YES. They may be still growing at age 60 if you are still walking. And getting wider - YES. That too. Cheers

In GEAR » Growing feet. At 40?
March 07, 2:12pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Vented drink tubing?
Hi Jimmy If it helps you get out more, go for it! Whatever it is. Cheers Roger

In GEAR » Vented drink tubing?
March 06, 2:08pm

Re: Re: Gearbest
> I ordered mine on Feb. 26, and the tracking status just says "Shipped." I don't thik they are sent FedEx... Takes a few weeks normally for ANYthing out of China or HK. Cheers

In Editor's Roundtable » BRS-3000T stove Spotlite Review
March 06, 2:01pm

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