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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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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: RE: Ultralight Kelly / Storm / Volcano Kettle
Hi Jan VERY smart! You could try a high temperature epoxy for the joins: the metal should not get much over 100 C because of the water on the inside. Well - it would let you experiment anyhow. ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Ultralight Kelly / Storm / Volcano Kettle
December 18, 2:40pm

Pyramids
Dave O is right: for Artic and Antarctic conditions they often use pyramids. (image courtesy manufacturer One Planet, Australia) This tent is high enough for you stand up inside. It takes Ant...

In GEAR » 4 Season Tarp?
December 18, 2:26pm

Re: Re: Re: Tent condensation
> Sounds like you would take major issue with the Seedhouse 1 then... In bad weather - yep. No apologies. Cheers

In GEAR » New ultralight 1 person tents for 2009?
December 18, 3:49am

Re: Compacts
> the inabilty to use filters The Canon A80 - A95 series and beyond can all take supplementary lenses and filters. They sell an attachment to hold them. Works well. Cheers

In Photography » 5 great compacts.No excuses
December 18, 3:43am

Re: Re: Mountain Magic on the Pyrenean High Route
Hi Rog > the lower route on the spanish side at the eastern end. A more gently undulating route > with beautiful views and welcoming small villages. The GR8 I think The GR11 maybe? We di...

In Editor's Roundtable » Mountain Magic on the Pyrenean High Route
December 18, 3:41am

Re: it not condensation
Hi Steffan > Turned out to be a PU coated Nylon base, Best solution is to cut it out completely and replace it completely. Reproofing old PU-caoted fabric is not easy. Cheers

In GEAR » How to repair a seeping SilNylon base
December 18, 3:38am

Re: HRP 2009 plan; follow-up quesions
Hi Amy The French usually ring the 'meteo'. There may be a web site now - need to search. Check also through FFRP. Starting in June is indeed taking a chance - especially as many of the ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Mountain Magic on the Pyrenean High Route
December 17, 8:05pm

Re: Tent condensation
Hi Chris > I've used double wall tents where the flysheet door overhangs the inner so rain falls straight into the inner if the door is open. This is a bad design Correction: it isn...

In GEAR » New ultralight 1 person tents for 2009?
December 17, 7:37pm

Re: New ultralight 1 person tents for 2009
hi Mary > I believe that the amount of ventilation, rather than the number of walls, is the key to fighting the condensation battle. Utterly so. cheers

In GEAR » New ultralight 1 person tents for 2009?
December 17, 7:34pm

Re: best pot size for snow melting for 2 people
Hi Joshua We (my wife and I) use our MSR Titan 1.5 L pot on an Xtreme, and it is adequate. The 2 qt AGG Al pot would be more than enough. We go for the hot soup bit too! Cheers

In Winter Hiking » best pot size for snow melting for 2 people
December 17, 2:21pm

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