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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: Any companies have kinetic energy charging devices available out now? (like this)
Yet another Kickstarter gimmick. We see them every 12 months or so. FS at $75: that buys an AWFUL lot of Lithium AA batteries! Cheers

In GEAR » Any companies have kinetic energy charging devices available out now? (like this)
June 27, 3:56pm

Re: Re: Re: $9.9 for ALOCS CW - K02 Outdoor Backpack Camping Kettle
According to Amazon, a 0.9 L Trangia kettle weighs 190 g. I replaced the steel wire handle on mine with a Ti wire handle, but even so it still weighs 176 g. Interesting: thinner harder aluminium ma...

In Gear Deals » $9.9 for ALOCS CW - K02 Outdoor Backpack Camping Kettle
June 26, 4:42pm

Re: Imaginary warmist jobs
Hi Rog > The Spanish experience has been that every new job created in 'The Green > Economy' destroys three jobs in the real economy. That has not been the experience in many pla...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
June 26, 4:34pm

Re: Silicone vs foam
I put thin stripes of silicone down the length of the mat, and thin stripes of silicon across the groundsheet. +10 g ? We rarely slide. Cheers

In GEAR » Velcro to secure sleeping pad
June 26, 4:39am

Re: Re: "BG and the Demise of BPL"
> For these articles, it would be great to have some volunteers proof the documents. Standing offer: I will assist in the cleaning up of the English if you wish. Cheers Roger Editor, BPL

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » BG and the Demise of BPL
June 26, 4:34am

Re: They should call this, THE CAFFIN
Hi Adam What boggles me is where you guys find the time to search for things like this!!!! ----- Hi Dan The hat, the cape, the bag, or the lady herself? Cheers Roger

In GEAR » They should call this, THE CAFFIN
June 26, 4:31am

Re: 1785
Thank you Drew. You'll keep ... until Nick and I catch up with you one night. Anyhow, try reading one of Ernest Thompson Setons's books, such as Three Little Indians Rolf in the Wood...

In GEAR » Back to the 1700s
June 26, 4:24am

Re: Re: "Lukewarmers"
Hi Rog They bleed on BOTH sides. Cheers

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
June 26, 1:18am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: "Lukewarmers"
Hi Rog Your quotes are very good examples of what caused me most concern about the Ridley article. "the organisations that did the most exaggeration trousered the most money." For ...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
June 25, 5:02pm

Open letter to Danny and Mike
Guys I can understand the desire to wave your flag as much as possible, but I can also see this sort of thing going downhill rather fast. That is not how we want BPL to be, not even Gear Deals. ...

In Gear Deals » Marmot Minimalist Jacket
June 25, 4:37pm

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