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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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All Forum Posts by Roger Caffin

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Re: Repairing/Replacing a Pack Bottom
I've done both, and both worked. The 'repair' version was used for small holes, but for general 'wearing out' I would go for a full rip&replace with 1000D Cordura outer. ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Repairing/Replacing a Pack Bottom
August 30, 2:30am

Re: Good pics
> Sometimes I put a stick X over it to serve as warning to others. That's our standard practice. Zero effect on the environment, not all that long lasting, but enough to alert other walker...

In Philosophy & Technique » Used Toilet Paper - Pack it out!
August 29, 5:03pm

Re: Re: Dietary and other sources of aluminium intake
> OMG have you heard? There's Nitrogen (yikes!!!!!) in the air we breathe.... > we're ALL going to DIE! Not to mention that incredibly dangerous chemical dihydrogen monoxide, whic...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » looking for titanium pot
August 29, 4:48pm

Re: recumbent biking and stiff shoes
How about adding a large plate to the pedal. Then you could wear the light trail runners. This has been done to fit trail runners to crampons, and it worked fine. Cheers

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » recumbent biking and stiff shoes
August 29, 4:39pm

Re: Re: Ultralight Cook Kit for BRS 3000T Canister Stove
> The pot is 5.5" tall and 3.25" in diameter. Any pot that narrow is going to be very INefficient on a canister stove. Most of the heat from the stove will go up the sides of the pot,...

In Make Your Own Gear » Ultralight Cook Kit for BRS 3000T Canister Stove
August 28, 4:00pm

Re: What size pot for winter?
This was for the two of us (wife + me), one snow trip. Cooks dinner, eats dinner. Heats a little bit of water for washing up. Starts washing bowls and cutlery. Dries cutlery. Chips thin film...

In GEAR » What size pot for winter?
August 27, 4:04pm

Lost Canyon (book) by Nina Revoyr
From Akashic Books: Akashic Books is offering 20 paperback copies of Lost Canyon, a backpacking thriller by award-winning author Nina Revoyr. Recipients are encouraged to read the book while out...

In GEAR TESTING » Lost Canyon (book) by Nina Revoyr
August 26, 4:01am

Re: Re: What do you think of Super feet sole inserts?
> Before Roger chimes in, he'll poo poo them outright. They are mostly marketing spin > and I believe the majority of people who use them don't need them. They do work for > me t...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What do you think of Super feet sole inserts?
August 26, 3:36am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: The Carbon Flame War
Interesting. Thanks. Cheers

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
August 25, 4:35pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: The Carbon Flame War
Hi Rog I was referring to the previous jpg, about 'my simple model'. Screen capture maybe. cheers

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
August 25, 3:54pm

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