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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. :-)
Example Gear List at http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/caffins_4_month_gear_list.html

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: Input
Hi Colin Comes with the territory. Doesn't worry me one hoot. Thick-skinned Aussie! But yes, these filters do alter the scene, don't they? Whether they will work out in the long run -...

In Editor's Roundtable » RapidPure Filters Review
October 02, 7:03pm

Re: Wet Socks!
> any close calls with frostbite or hypothermia due to all their socks being wet. That's the one thing we have never had any problems with - and that includes walking in the snow. Yes, even...

In GEAR » Wet Socks!
October 02, 7:01pm

weights
GSI plastic mug: 50 g TiWare 400: 68 g Cheers PS: re trolling, curt comments, dissenting - mostly a cultural difference, not an intent to annoy. I tend to be a bit brief at times, I know. Fo...

In GEAR » Recommendation for a titanium cup?
October 02, 3:17pm

Re: does anyone hike with their partner and carry two instead of one cook kit?
I walk with my wife. We share all the gear. Also, what Ozzie and Katherine wrote. Cheers (Katherine spelling corrected - sorry!)

In GEAR » does anyone hike with their partner and carry two instead of one cook kit?
October 02, 3:08pm

Re: Failing number 8 zippers
> I try to make my tents and other stuff so that replacing just the worn out slider is a > simple matter of taking out a few stitches, sliding on the new one and stitching it closed. To...

In GEAR » Failing #3 Zippers?
October 01, 3:39pm

Re: Position
Hi Colin > I don't think the concerns raised so far deserve this ridicule. I also received some email which was a bit more 'pointed' in attacking RapidPure. Cheers

In Editor's Roundtable » RapidPure Filters Review
October 01, 3:36pm

Re: Re: Pockets
> I would like pants with only front and back pockets, none on the leg. I hate pockets on the back as well. Putting stuff there is an invitation to loss - or discomfort. And the iPhone6 reputed...

In GEAR » Are Women's Down Jacket's Inferior to Men's Versions???
October 01, 3:34pm

Re: Germany
The mountains are great, but make sure you get INTO the mountains. The edges of the mountains seem to be jam-packed with tourists, especially during holidays, because they can drive there. Cheers

In Pre-Trip Planning » Germany
October 01, 1:37am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Recommendation for a titanium cup?
Hi Ian > There's a pretty good body of evidence out there showing (potential) problems > in humans from plasticizers. True, no argument about the hazards of plasticisers. But you d...

In GEAR » Recommendation for a titanium cup?
October 01, 1:33am

Re: Re: Re: Recommendation for a titanium cup?
> While there's lots of theories out there about how toxic (and which plastics are worse,) And much of it is nothing more than urban myth. But people love their myths. The hazard (to yo...

In GEAR » Recommendation for a titanium cup?
September 30, 8:52pm

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