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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: chimney vs. pressure alcohol stoves
I am not sure what you mean by either of the terms you have used - pressure and chimney. Please explain? Cheers

In Make Your Own Gear » chimney vs. pressure alcohol stoves
June 19, 4:32am

Re: MSR Carbon Flex 2
Hi Joe There are CF poles and CF poles. The pultruded stuff is flakey, but the stuff with a 2D wrap is bomber imho. I don't use Al poles at all, even on my winter tents. Cheers

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » MSR Carbon Flex 2
June 19, 4:31am

Re: 5th wind direction
> the 5th wind direction, which is straight down on top of the ten Oh yeah, sigh! We were pitched under a very steep bank which was meant to block the wind. Well, it did - until a really str...

In GEAR » Shelter for exposed conditions
June 19, 4:26am

Re: Re: thanks, commercially available examples you'd recommend
> Roger is referring to Easton 6" (blue) or Easton 8" (yellow) tubular stakes. Correct. I make my tubular stakes 8" long, maybe a fraction more. (6" is pretty useless imh...

In GEAR » Best lightweight tent stakes for wide 3 season use
June 19, 4:20am

Re: Re: CampSaver.com Anniversary Sale
Hi Andy Thanks Cheers

In Gear Deals » CampSaver.com Anniversary Sale
June 18, 10:43pm

Re: Thanks
Hi Eric > my Primus-made Brunton Flex burner. Ahhh ... are you sure about that? The Brunton Flex is exactly the same stove as the Optimus Crux, and I have reason to believe these were made ...

In GEAR » Primus ETA PackLite stove system
June 18, 10:12pm

Re: Available here in Aus?
Hi Mark I get most of my gear these days over the web. It works out cheaper every time. Cheers

In Editor's Roundtable » New Balance MT875OR Joggers Review
June 18, 10:06pm

Re: Best lightweight tent stakes for wide 3 season use
Well ... having made and tested most varieties, I find these days I carry 4 tubular stakes (aka Easton, but of course I make my own), and about 10 of the Lazr Ti wire stakes. Curiously, apart fr...

In GEAR » Best lightweight tent stakes for wide 3 season use
June 18, 10:04pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Leave No Trace Ethics
> I guess it's OK to bury macaroni and cheese boxes That would be regarded completely unethical in Australia. Food packaging is designed to resist degradation for a long time. Pack it in;...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Leave No Trace Ethics
June 18, 4:25pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: well...
Hi RogT > considering the number of meals cooked on wood fires and butane and white gas stoves > in australia .... would you say that a small wood fire was more or less easy to control &...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Leave No Trace Ethics
June 18, 4:21pm

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