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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.bushwalkingnsw.org.au/FAQ/

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All Forum Posts by Roger Caffin

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Re: Re: Staying Healthy
> Activities such as yoga, martial arts, tai chi etc...train you to better listen to your body, > which is the most priceless health promoting thing you can practice. What about activitie...

In Philosophy & Technique » Staying Healthy
June 29, 5:43pm

Re: Re: Hey Mike Clelland the moss works
> What do you do when there's nothing around but sharp schist? And how many BandAids are needed, at what weight? cheers

In Chaff » Hey Mike Clelland the moss works
June 29, 5:39pm

Re: Managing wet feet
So you get wet feet? So What? . . Look, your foot has two parts. There's a very thin layer of DEAD cells on the surface which may or may not be dry. They are there to protect the rest of y...

In GEAR » Managing wet feet
June 29, 5:33pm

Re: Re: silk base layers. How warm?
Hi Donna OK, good to hear. Try Thaisilks.com for your own silk. Cheers

In GEAR » silk base layers. How warm?
June 28, 8:12pm

Responsibility - really
OK, I am going to go out on a limb here and put up a different viewpoint. Evan wrote: > When I talked about wanting to use a frameless pack next trip, my Scoutmaster pointed out > that I...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Solo Tarps and Gear
June 28, 5:20pm

Re: Recontamination??
Hi Sheila > How do you transfer the clean water without recontaminating as it passes > by the edges or rim of the unclean?? A good question, but in practical terms inconsequential. The...

In GEAR » container for Steripen Adventurer
June 28, 4:44pm

Re: silk base layers. How warm?
Hi Donna I don't think of silk as being especially warm, but a silk base layer under my quilt does block a lot of gentle air movement, and removes perceptions of cold air. And of course keep...

In GEAR » silk base layers. How warm?
June 28, 4:36pm

Re: THANKS´╝ü
Hi Junichi Your English is adequate: we understand. Cheers

In Make Your Own Gear » Hand made Jet Gas Stove (SOLO JET)
June 28, 5:25am

Re: container for Steripen Adventurer
I carry an MSR 1.5 L cooking pot for the two of us. I also use it for our Steripen. Since I am carrying the pot anyhow, I argue that the extra weight is 0 g. Cheers

In GEAR » container for Steripen Adventurer
June 28, 5:22am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: doctors
> Oh no, their not going to make you pay for your own 'stove testing' alcohol are they? :o) I don't think Tony claimed for the cost of his alcohol in the 2-part series. Cheers

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » BPL Membership
June 26, 5:23pm

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