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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: quilt and bag
Hi Lynn Yeah, but the tent is a LOT more complex! > I just can't figure out how to make those bent pole joiners...hint hint. Ah, that should be fairly easy for you. It's called a ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Make Your Own Gear - Down Quilt or Sleeping Bag
June 10, 4:36pm

Re: Reverse zipper for footbox
Hi Brad and Lance Yep, agree 100%. I don't unbalance the ends. Instead I mount the zip upright in a little bench vise (gently!), push the second slider down gently onto it and prise the two...

In Make Your Own Gear » Reverse zipper for footbox
June 10, 4:31pm

Well said Brad
I found your article fascinating. Thank you. I would only add that many retailers I have met do not seem to share your philosophies, being quite content to peddle out the dearest junk for the ma...

In Editor's Roundtable » Selling Lightweight: How Retailers Can Help Your Pack Weight
June 10, 2:16am

Re: Re: Make Your Own Gear - Down Quilt or Sleeping Bag
Or a ... ? Cheers

In Editor's Roundtable » Make Your Own Gear - Down Quilt or Sleeping Bag
June 10, 1:42am

Re: Re: Reverse zipper for footbox
Yes, BUT ... it requires a huge leap of faith and does NOT necessarily allow you to separate the two halves later. It doe NOT necessarily make a separable jacket-type zip. Method 1: You have ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Reverse zipper for footbox
June 09, 8:47pm

Re: This picture made me go lightweight
Hi Casey > I'll give that a try next time. That's what the Forums are for: sharing ideas. Cheers

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » This picture made me go lightweight
June 09, 8:36pm

Re: Re: Balaclava question for Roger Caffin and other cold weather experts
Hi Nick I think it is a UL60 from memory. Synthetic insulation, both the Ul60 and the UL90, but That may be better than down in this case - down distribution gets tricky in a hood. Condensati...

In GEAR » Balaclava question for Roger Caffin and other cold weather experts
June 09, 4:28am

Re: This picture made me go lightweight
Hi Casey However, the gear tied to the back of the pack will certainly throw the balance out. Foam mats are OK, but the other stuff should be on top (or at home). Cheers

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » This picture made me go lightweight
June 08, 7:11pm

Re: What volume pot for 1 person in the winter?
My wife and I carry one MSR Titan pot between us, 1.5 L capacity. It is enough for all our needs, including melting snow. I collect lumps of hard snow beforehand in the vestibule where I cook and f...

In Gear Lists » Beginner needs gear list advice on solo PCT section hike
June 08, 7:09pm

Re: Re: Filter failure
> other good tests to confirm a filter's continued efficacy? Short of using a microbiology research lab, No. Sadly! Cheers

In GEAR » Filter failure
June 08, 7:00pm

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