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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: Alison, what about this.
Hi Rod > COBRA stove adaptor. Most of the fly-spray canisters only hold butane, NOT the much better butane/propane mix. Some of them have internal feed pipes like on the Powermax canisters,...

In GEAR » Stove choices
October 28, 3:20pm

Re: Hyperflow
Hi Roman > An MSR rep told my local outfitter that the problems are due to people not backflushing regularly. That's what the rep said ... Read the review just published for a different...

In GEAR » Gravity Filter
October 28, 3:31am

Re: Alison, what about this.
Hi Rod There's a joke here, unknown to most. Quite apart from the excellent and fairly cheap Kovea canisters, it is Kovea who makes many of the 'brand' name stoves - like MSR, some S...

In GEAR » Stove choices
October 28, 12:20am

Re: limits
Hi Brad Replied on other thread. Yes, quite different fuel delivery systems. http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=16401&disabl...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG - A Winter Canister Stove using your Summer Upright Stove and the Brunton Stove Stand
October 27, 2:54pm

Re: Re: Re: Misconceptions
Hi Brad and all > I haven't measured how much fuel I use to prime, but it's very little, and in my experience it certainly wouldn't account for 4L less boiled. That's huge! Y...

In GEAR » Stove choices
October 27, 2:47pm

Re: Re: Funtional limit?
Hi Steve > As in wrapping the canister with sleeping pad material and covering the "bowl" with the water in it with a piece of silnylon or something? Anything like that. A 'c...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG - A Winter Canister Stove using your Summer Upright Stove and the Brunton Stove Stand
October 26, 2:45pm

Re: Re: Batteries
Hi Sarah > and no you do NOT have the choice to use "cheap" batteries. Well ... I have seen a big range of prices for the CR123 batteries, with 'brand' names like Panasonic...

In GEAR » Steripen Usage
October 26, 2:19pm

Re: Another...
Hi Michael > I'll be buying up big in the cheap gear haven of Nepal in about a week from now. Not sure on my chances of getting UL gear, all North Face i expect, but you never know. Ch...

In Philosophy & Technique » Question for Aussies - water.
October 26, 4:14am

Re: It's propane boiling at low temperature
Hi Don! Cheers Roger

In GEAR » Stove choices
October 26, 4:07am

Re: Misconceptions
> 8fl oz WG: 12L This may be so if you turn the stove on and leave it running. But when you take into account the hassles of priming each time, the real figure might be closer to 8 L in my ex...

In GEAR » Stove choices
October 26, 4:06am

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