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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
CitySydney
StateNSW
CountryAustralia
My Website URLhttp://www.bushwalking.org.au/FAQ/

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All Forum Posts by Roger Caffin

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Re: connections
Hi Steffan Your redesigned guy rope anchors are the right shape. (I use that shape myself.) The bits of webbing are probably better than the eyelets as they distribute the load better. My su...

In Make Your Own Gear » Connections to tent
January 06, 3:00am

Re: Re: Sewing Machine Thread Cone Holder
Replace copper with titanium for a UL version? Cheers

In Make Your Own Gear » Sewing Machine Thread Cone Holder
January 05, 4:40pm

Re: It’s different for everyone. . .
> What would you recommend I wear to elevate this problem? This sounds like a good excuse to investigate a whole range of clothing ... :-) Cheers

In GEAR » Another breathability question
January 05, 4:38pm

Re: there they are
I think a bit more sewing is required! It looks as though the guy ropes are held by a single line of stitching in the second photo. This might be OK for fine weather, but NOT for bad weather. Th...

In Make Your Own Gear » Connections to tent
January 05, 1:58pm

Re: Down Concerns
Well, we took down sleeping bag/quilts through France for 3 months, mostly tenting. Worked fine. In fact, as already noted, it is not that easy to get down wet. And drying down may be easier tha...

In GEAR » Quilt Concerns
January 05, 1:47pm

Re: Re: Canister Stove "Ring Of Fire" design
Very nice. Questions (of course!): Sticking it all together? JB Weld? Why use a Schrader valve? Junichi uses the central pin going into the canister and the valve inside as the primary regula...

In Make Your Own Gear » Canister Stove "Ring Of Fire" design
January 05, 1:37pm

Re: Untrue Roger . . .
> it was 6 degrees with high winds (wind-chill -17 degrees). I broke trail for nearly six > miles through three feet of snow. I only wore a base layer silk weight long sleep merino > woo...

In GEAR » Another breathability question
January 05, 1:30pm

Re: Sewing Machine Thread Cone Holder
> My wife says I will NEVER use all my #69 thread in my lifetime, Start making tarps and tents ... Cheers

In Make Your Own Gear » Sewing Machine Thread Cone Holder
January 05, 1:12pm

Re: persp
Hi Brett > But what about that sensile(sp?) perspiration that your body gives off? This may be more a problem of the pack design rather than the clothing design. My pack has a sprung mesh ba...

In GEAR » Another breathability question
January 05, 2:55am

Re: hindsight
Hi Scott > i feel the increase in weight and my failure to compensate with a heavier shoe caused > the blisters that were a major factor in the trip. You will get some strong disagreemen...

In Post-Trip Reports » jmt half trip late season
January 05, 2:52am

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