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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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Here, or Chaff?
> Anyway, the moderators will move or delete as they see fit. I'm slack. I only move things when I really have to. Otherwise I am all for self-policing ... Cheers PS: seems an awful ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Others Bug Me With This in the Backcountry!
February 16, 12:17am

Re: What would YOU tell an outdoor fabric manufacturer?
Simplicity, functionality and minimal frills. Freeping Creaturitis is their biggest enemy. But the retailers don't like it. Cheers

In GEAR » What would YOU tell an outdoor fabric manufacturer?
February 16, 12:05am

Re: Uh....
> " because there is not one single piece of evidence proving that smoking is bad for you." Taken literally, true. There is not ONE single piece of evidence; there is a monstrously...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Others Bug Me With This in the Backcountry!
February 15, 8:25pm

Re: Thread for Tyvek project
> some sweet Kevlar thread my brother gave Very tricky stuff to use. It is rarely needed, and can give worse results if misused. Yes, I have Kevlar thread, and no, I don't use it much at...

In Make Your Own Gear » Tyvek Backpack
February 15, 7:12pm

Re: Re: Re: The Carbon Flame War
> > Green ideas must take blame for deaths > Miranda Devine > February 12, 2009 Oh God!...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
February 15, 2:24pm

Re: Fibraplex Carbon Tent Poles
Hi Sam Happy to help. > materials for ferrules (connecting inserts), the kite companies have pultruded carbon tubing I have used that myself - Avia kite spars, worked well. But they don&#...

In GEAR » Fibraplex Carbon Tent Poles
February 15, 2:19pm

Re: Canister Wall thickness
Hi Don Yes, the thickness of the steel has to go up as the diameter increases - or they have to use a stronger (=dearer) steel. That said, Primus used to make an aluminium canister with a steel ...

In GEAR » MSR Superfly Compatibility
February 14, 7:00pm

Re: Recommended Food List in 1921
It looks a lot, doesn't it? But is it? I converted it all to weight, making a few assumptions (eg a can of succotash weighs 1 lb), and ended up with 26.4 kg. Assuming they do mean two peo...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Recommended Food List in 1921
February 14, 6:47pm

Re: hmm
Hi John I was very pleased to find that New Balance actually make shoes with a genuine EEEE fitting. All Australians have duck feet... Cheers

In GEAR » My footwear solution for people with big feet
February 14, 2:03pm

Re: Shoulder
Me, I would be looking for a second and third medical opinion. Four attempts? Too many. On the matter of packs, it is worth noting that while males can carry frameless UL packs, females very oft...

In GEAR » starting over
February 14, 1:59pm

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