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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: Questioning "dry base layers for sleeping".
> a set of dry base layers to change into when you set up camp. Yes, we do this if it is cold or wet. > if you are already carrying a jacket specifically for camp/sleeping, We never do ...

In GEAR » Questioning "dry base layers for sleeping".
June 15, 3:46pm

Re: Re: Help with choosing shoes please
Listen to Nick. Cheers

In GEAR » Help with choosing shoes please
June 13, 9:49pm

We haven't bought bandanas or handkerchief for decades. My wife buys suitable cotton fabric by the metre and makes them herself. Dead simple sewing, and you get exactly what you want. Cheers

In GEAR » where did all the soft cotton bandanas go????
June 13, 4:12pm

Re: Account Closed
> All the comments from a member now appearing as "account closed" have been deleted > or maybe the member himself has done so. As far as I can see, the ex-member deleted all thos...

In Chaff » Account Closed
June 13, 1:48am

Re: Silicone pot lids at PetCo - "BowlMates"
Could be just a bit heavy. The MSR Titan pot lid (titanium) for the 154 mm size with large floppy handle weighs 54 g. It is rigid and protects the contents of my pot very nicely. Interesting idea,...

In GEAR » Silicone pot lids at PetCo - "BowlMates"
June 13, 12:26am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: history
Hi Ryan > If that actually happens I will mail you a state of the art American dome tent for > you and the wife. Free of charge. Um - that's very nice of you, but I already have sev...

In Chaff » BPL Exclusive!
June 12, 4:29pm

Re: Re: Re: history
Hi Ian > > Require for manufacturers to pay commercial membership dues, which will hopefully > > keep the spam down. Require anything they post to be germane to UL backpacking >...

In Chaff » BPL Exclusive!
June 11, 6:35pm

Re: Re: history
Hi Ian B Thank you for your suggestions. Some discussion: > Compose an easy to understand set of rules that allows for members to share deals > they've found on the internet and fo...

In Chaff » BPL Exclusive!
June 11, 6:01pm

Re: Mlifers
> all the really good deals are in the mlife super exclusive deals forum, right ? Ahhh - someone must tell me where that is. I haven't stumbled across it yet. > so for as long as the...

In Chaff » BPL Exclusive!
June 11, 5:40pm

Re: Re: Re: Sizing of Trail Runners
Hi Piper If you were switching from thin socks to thick DTVs, you just might need to go up 1/2 a size. Cheers

In GEAR » Sizing of Trail Runners
June 11, 4:11am

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