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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: Re: Re: Re: Re: Questions for the stove experts.
Hi Kevin Happy to help. Pictures and report needed of the result of course! Cheers

In Make Your Own Gear » Questions for the stove experts.
May 14, 3:59pm

Re: KISSCARE Biomedical liquid: multi purpose solution to blisters/footcare/first aid/burns/insects/sun/rain?
Been on the market for many years, with little noticeable impact as far as I can see. The major problem is the very high cost of the stuff. OK for ocean racing yacht owners ... Cheers

In GEAR » KISSCARE Biomedical liquid: multi purpose solution to blisters/footcare/first aid/burns/insects/sun/rain?
May 14, 3:52pm

Re: Pyrenees
Hi John More snow than 2007? There was a lot there early in that year, enough to force us to change our route. Cheers

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Info on Pyrenean snowpack?
May 14, 3:48pm

Re: Re: U.L. Overbag?
Hi Alli Listen very carefully to Dave O. Or buy one. Cheers

In GEAR » U.L. Overbag?
May 14, 1:08am

Re: What kind of animal eats Polycryo Groundsheets?
I would say a two-legged animal worried about his own groundsheet. Cheers

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What kind of animal eats Polycryo Groundsheets?
May 14, 1:06am

Re: Re: New Balance vs. Inov-8
> the wide version of NB [that's 4E] vs the standard D-width of Inov-8. My 2c: never mind the brand; check the width and the fit! I need 4E. I don't care how good the D fitting is:...

In GEAR » New Balance vs. Inov-8
May 14, 1:04am

Re: Re: Avoiding the trap of consumerism
> It's like eating cheaply at McDonalds vs a nice restaurant. Ah, but which one is better? Which one gives you the greatest food value for money? Which one lists the detailed nutritiona...

In Philosophy & Technique » I like nature- I am a dirty, crunchy, organic-eating, bike-riding hippie.
May 14, 1:02am

Re: Re: Re: Questions for the stove experts.
Hi Kevin Ah, OK. > At what outside temperature would you REALLY need the preheat tube left intack to make the stove work properely? Well ... I have used an upright at -5 C, but that too...

In Make Your Own Gear » Questions for the stove experts.
May 14, 12:54am

Re: Questions for the stove experts.
Hum .... If you remove the legs, what holds the pot up? Will the new version be any lighter? If you want to cut out the preheat tube you will have to remake the connection from the short rema...

In Make Your Own Gear » Questions for the stove experts.
May 13, 4:24pm

Re: camera
Hi Dana It is well-known that alkaline batteries die in the cold. Their water-based chemistry freezes. However, the e2 lithium AA batteries work in the cold just as well as the Li ion batteri...

In Photography » Olympus Stylus 9000
May 13, 4:15pm

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