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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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Re: GSI?
> Looks really close to the GSI kettle that's been around a few years. True. I had a GSI kettle at one stage, but it was different. It had a seam around the bottom. That does not matter fo...

In Editor's Roundtable » Spotlight: ALOCS Kettle
October 14, 3:10pm

Re: Pan/Kettle hybrids = lighter
> There is the MSR Titan Kettle* but that is too narrow and made of pointlessly > expensive titanium :( I have one, and it's cute, but I agree it is not optimal. Rugged though. Cheers

In Editor's Roundtable » Spotlight: ALOCS Kettle
October 14, 3:00pm

Re: Would you trust a downmat?
Yes. You know, I have many different air mats, some from up to 20 years ago, and none of them have had any problems. I will hazard a guess that some failures may have been due to over-inflation ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Would you trust a downmat?
October 14, 2:58pm

Re: who wants to spend $3300 on a pocket camera??
Dream? At $3300 I'd be a bit terrified of damaging it when backpacking! Dunno - 42 Mpix is a total overkill for any web-viewing, which is where most pics are seen today. The images will tak...

In Photography » who wants to spend $3300 on a pocket camera??
October 14, 2:55pm

Re: "Toughening up" running shoes?
Shoe Goo has worked. It's pretty tough. Not too thick. Cheers

In GEAR » "Toughening up" running shoes?
October 14, 2:43pm

Re: Tipi and Dave, no the other Dave.
Hi Ken The original subject was entirely appropriate to GEAR. Some new stuff does stink. I was sent some Voormi woolens recently, and found that they stank to high heaven. The mfr had not was...

In GEAR » Gear that is off-gassing-has chemical smell
October 12, 2:40am

Tipi and Dave
Cool it guys. Your flame wars are not relevant to this thread. Roger

In GEAR » Gear that is off-gassing-has chemical smell
October 11, 3:12pm

I agree the problem is relevant, but let's keep the discussion in the realm of polite, if you please. Fwiiw, yes, we usually carry two pairs of underwear when walking. On really long trips o...

In GEAR » What's the best underwear to prevent problems while hiking?
October 11, 2:59pm

Offensive posts
I have deleted two recent posts, one of which went beyond what I would tolerate, while the other quoted the first. Cheers Roger Caffin Online Community Monitor Backpacking Light

In GEAR » Gear that is off-gassing-has chemical smell
October 11, 2:58am

MYOG wrapped Cf tubing?
MYOG wrapped CF tubing? SCARY stuff! More photos needed! Cheers

In Make Your Own Gear » My DIY carbon trekking pole
October 08, 1:05am

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