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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: What does everyone think of the new US Topo map type from USGS?
Ah - photo-topo maps. The Australian mapping authority tried that many years ago. It was pretty much a disaster, for the obvious reasons. Pretty enough to look at on the wall, but almost impossibl...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What does everyone think of the new US Topo map type from USGS?
July 15, 6:14pm

Re: Re: Evazote
> +2 to Roger, a great option - two pads weigh in at 350g (about 12oz) Ah ... what? My grey 1/8" mats weigh about 80 g each. Cheers

In GEAR » looking for something relatively cheap and lightweight sheet that will go under my sleeping pad
July 15, 4:32am

Re: Re: What do you hike with that nobody else has?
Hi David I have a 6" Fuji one which looks very much like yours, but without the mm scale on the side. It lives on my desk, with my HP-32S. Neither are for sale! :-) Cheers!

In GEAR » What do you hike with that nobody else has?
July 15, 4:27am

Re: Re: Standards
Hi Kyle > the test measures the number of particles of down that come out of a test pillow, > mock-up panel, or finished product in a specified time period. Tell me more please? Like do...

In Make Your Own Gear » IDFL test results on downproof fabrics
July 14, 2:51am

Re: looking for something relatively cheap and lightweight sheet that will go under my sleeping pad
An option few think of is 1/8" EVAzote foam. Really good protection for the mat, light, plus it adds some insulation. Especially good with air mats. Cheers

In GEAR » looking for something relatively cheap and lightweight sheet that will go under my sleeping pad
July 14, 2:44am

Re: mental exercise
> For me, leaving what-if stuff behind is hard! Very true, but dealing with it is one of the core teachings of UL packing. Cheers

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How light is light?
July 13, 4:05pm

Standards
> there's a lot of value in running the fabric through a standardized, lab test and > presenting the results. I totally agree! But is there a lab test for 'down-proofness'? ...

In Make Your Own Gear » IDFL test results on downproof fabrics
July 13, 4:03pm

Re: 13g knife
Try the small (15 g) Deejo, reviewed HERE. Cheers

In GEAR » 13g knife
July 13, 3:56pm

Re: TMB - 7 nights around Mont Blanc (France Italy Switzerland)
> There was a 105 km race that day which was partially on the TMB path, Yeah, lots of them. We had the Salomon race (I think that was it). Place was covered in snow in mid-summer, with some ba...

In Post-Trip Reports » TMB - 7 nights around Mont Blanc (France Italy Switzerland)
July 13, 3:54pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Ripstop Nylon
> I don't want to buy some, then find out it leaks, ALL fabric leaks the small feathers. Just at different rates. Cheers

In Make Your Own Gear » IDFL test results on downproof fabrics
July 12, 4:42pm

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