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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: Re: Titanium Whistle
Hi Greg You mean you actually read the entire posting? Ah well, my eyes were not wrong then. Cheers

In Gear Deals » Titanium Whistle - tiny, loud, no reed to loose
January 20, 9:34pm

MSR Reactor, Jetboil, Primus or what?
And what IS the ancestory of this stove? This is from the Kovea web site. They MAKE stoves. Unfortunately that page does not show a price... Cheers EDIT: my apologies for the stupid er...

In GEAR » MSR REactor - who makes iT?
January 20, 8:35pm

Kovea Instep Crampons
Hi Steve Made in China, by Dunno-Who LLC, and sold by Kovea of Korea: Cheers

In Make Your Own Gear » Titanium Walking Crampon
January 20, 8:27pm

Re: Burning Everclear--Healthier?
> Would burning ~100% etoh be roughly 25% more fuel efficient than burning my 75% everclear? Weight for weight it should be more efficient. But we have found that the size of the flame and th...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Burning Everclear--Healthier?
January 20, 8:12pm

As I read through this column, two thoughts struck me. The first is that the colour of the whistle in the photos looks rather more like aluminium than titanium to my eyes - and I have been machi...

In Gear Deals » Titanium Whistle - tiny, loud, no reed to loose
January 20, 7:49pm

Re: Titanium Whistle - tiny, loud, no reed to lose
> Imagine the advantages of a titanium brain swap. It might improve some intelligences ...

In Gear Deals » Titanium Whistle - tiny, loud, no reed to loose
January 20, 7:45pm

Re: eVent Fabric for Down Bags?
The main feature of shells incorporating a membrane (eVent, Driloft, etc) is that they don't breathe nearly as well as uncoated fabrics, so there is far more likelihood of ice forming inside th...

In GEAR » eVent Fabric for Down Bags?
January 20, 1:42pm

Re: New Balance shoes
The NB MT1110GTs got a good review here - see Cheers

In GEAR » New Balance shoes
January 20, 1:37pm

Caution re very wide pots
While I am strongly in favour of wide pots, can I sound one word of caution? Do not use **VERY** wide pots on a small pressurised stove unless you can: a) sit there and monitor the stove CONTINUOU...

In GEAR » 2L+ Snowmelting pot at least 6 in. high
January 20, 1:21pm

Re: thanks, isn't a 20, 25 or 30F bag realistic with these layers?
A 25 F or even 30 F bag shouldn't be too bad. Don't forget: a good hot dinner works wonders. You cannot get it perfect on the first overnight. Take just a little excess (not a whole lot)...

In GEAR » Light warm winter sleeping bag to go with clothing system
January 20, 12:10am

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