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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
My Website URLhttp://www.bushwalking.org.au/FAQ/

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Re: Re: Re: Re: Any news on this project?
Hi Devin I am NOT an expert on spinning, not at all! My efforts have been mainly with titanium in small sections. Some titanium alloys will form, while other will NOT. 6Al4V (usually in sheet fo...

In Make Your Own Gear » Ultralight Kelly / Storm / Volcano Kettle
December 17, 1:57pm

Re: Cozies and such...new to freezer bag cooking
BPA is only found in polycarbonate (eg Lexan) plastic. That is a rigid plastic used for bottles. Actually, the whole thing is a beat-up in the true Urban Myths class: the actual risk to a walker ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Cozies and such...new to freezer bag cooking
December 17, 1:44pm

Re: Re: Speedy rivets
Hi Steve You can also use brass eyelets backed up with washers - these can be got in the 'notions' section at most fabric shops. cheers roger

In Make Your Own Gear » Titanium Walking Crampon
December 17, 2:19am

Re: Re: Re: TP liberation for women?
Hi Tad Rinsing with water DOES help females, quite emphatically. Cheers

In Editor's Roundtable » Toilet Paper Free Expeditions
December 16, 9:44pm

Re: Re: Any news on this project?
> I got the necessary materials to convert the lathe to metal-spinning and to make my own spinning > tools, and did so relatively easily despite my complete lack of experience. Blimey! Ju...

In Make Your Own Gear » Ultralight Kelly / Storm / Volcano Kettle
December 16, 9:42pm

Re: Newbie Question re Water
Hi Tim > So in short, how do you get the water from the pond, stream ... without contaminating > your hands, your other gear or the opening of the container from which you will drink? ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Newbie Question re Water
December 16, 9:35pm

Re: Seeping floor?
Hi Mike > Have you considered that it might be condensation? Yeah, I too wondered about that, but after messing around pushing and poking the groundsheet into the water I decided it was real...

In GEAR » How to repair a seeping SilNylon base
December 16, 1:47pm

Re: Repair
> I bet the other guests really liked the smell of that! Tough! But I did it out on the verandah anyhow. Cheers

In GEAR » How to repair a seeping SilNylon base
December 16, 1:43pm

Re: Suggestions on a Versatile Footwear System
Hi Nick > Afterwards, my toes felt crammed and felt like the sides of my big toes were rubbing against the insides of the shoes. OK, big fact of life coming up - one which apparently few p...

In GEAR » Suggestions on a Versatile Footwear System
December 16, 1:38pm

Re: How to repair a seeping SilNylon base
Certainly. I did that in a hotel room in Courmayer in Italy last year. Buy some bathroom silicone sealant, possibly dilute it 3:1 with thinners, and paint this goo onto the underside of the silnyl...

In GEAR » How to repair a seeping SilNylon base
December 16, 1:52am

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