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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.bushwalking.org.au/FAQ/

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Re: forum problems
Hi Greg What you describe seems rather odd. It is possible that your ISP has a lousy cache refresh policy. Cheers

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » forum problems
January 06, 8:04pm

Re: priceless
> Warm > dry > eat well > sleep well > light pack Not sure about the 'dry' item if the 'warm' item is satisfied. But I would put 'Happy' at the start ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Implications of UL Base Weight
January 06, 7:15pm

Re: Re: Hiking Shoes?
> contrary to everything I was taught during an extensive Phil Oren Fit System Clinic that > stressed a snug fitting boot/shoe Remind me to NEVER consult the Phil Oren Clinic for ANYTHING...

In GEAR » Hiking Shoes?
January 06, 2:12pm

Re: AT
> don't worry about what your friends wear, what Adventure Racers wear, or what anyone > on this board wears. Hear the options but do try them on YOUR feet, with your socks, > and de...

In GEAR » Hiking Shoes?
January 06, 2:10pm

Re: Golite Ultra 20 Hack Job
I make my own bags and quilts. What I now use all the time as a quilt started life as a sleeping bag with a longish 3/4 zip. I haven't made any changes to it: I just leave the zip completely un...

In Make Your Own Gear » Golite Ultra 20 Hack Job
January 06, 2:05pm

Re: Re: Down Concerns
Clumping - not sure. Allison has a good point about volume. But I think clumping always happens, even in birds. They spend considerable time preening: sorting out their down and feathers and addin...

In GEAR » Quilt Concerns
January 06, 1:39pm

Re: Re: Imperial measurements
You have missed out on the bushel, the firkin, the hundredweight, the furlong, the dram, the stone, the ... oh never mind. Cheers

In GEAR » Imperial measurements
January 06, 3:16am

Re: Loose shoes?
Hi John > I heard to get a pair that are at least 1/2 size bigger. But what about a pair that > are 1 whole size bigger or a little wider than I'd normally wear? At least 1/2 a siz...

In GEAR » Hiking Shoes?
January 06, 3:08am

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

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