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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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Re: Re: Stoves, Tents and Carbon Monoxide - Deadly or not? Supplement 4: Jetboil Helios
Hi Brad > While it's an interesting stove and I enjoyed the review, 29 ounces or so is too much for me. I have to agree if you are looking for a one-man stove for mild weather. But if y...

In Editor's Roundtable » Stoves, Tents and Carbon Monoxide - Deadly or not? Supplement 4: Jetboil Helios
April 18, 3:34pm

Re: Roger
Hi Matthew I suspect you had not read Dan's posting before I edited it. It was not a response to your video. The part I deleted was a lengthy criticism of Tinny and his stoves. I am aware...

In Make Your Own Gear » Remote Fueled Alcohol Stove #2
April 18, 2:13am

Re: Nettent
Hi Nia Have you tried making the rear pole much shorter - maybe 1" higher then the tent, but putting more tension on the ridge? maybe ditto at the front end too? Cheers

In Make Your Own Gear » Nettent
April 17, 6:41pm

Re: GigaPower LI / GS-320 unbox - higher res pics and instructions manual links
Hi Kyle > Interestingly enough, the manual says that you cannot use the fuel canister right side up: "This is a totally different combustion system from the conventional combustion devic...

In GEAR » anyone using the Snow Peak Gigapower LI?
April 16, 3:58pm

Re: On a Side Note
> Althou pics show the LI using the inverted GC, can I assume in fair weather it can used right-side up? Always. Applies to any stove. Cheers

In GEAR » anyone using the Snow Peak Gigapower LI?
April 16, 3:54pm

Re: Re: Do It All Phone
Hi Ben > 7-month trip (hosteling, not camping) through Eastern Europe (Belaurs, Ukraine, Russia) and Asia (Mongolia, China). I think having a phone will help greatly in hotel reservations (i....

In Multiple Use Gear » Do It All Phone
April 16, 3:48pm

Re: Tent pitching help needed
Tricky! A dozen bread bags. Fill and bury. Like Mike C has shown for snow. Cheers

In GEAR » Tent pitching help needed
April 16, 3:45pm

Re: Right VS Wrong or Left VS Right
I do remember an acquaintance of mine who went walking and climbing in NZ. There were Keas around the camp site, so he laid down, threw a groundsheet over himself and put a shiny object in the midd...

In GEAR » Right VS Wrong or Left VS Right
April 15, 2:57am

Re: Re: Right VS Wrong or Left Brain VS Right
> Alison, since there are no bears, how do you keep the roos out of your tent? Monty, you err! New Zealanders, poor people, do not have kangaroos. Only the Australians have that pleasure. H...

In GEAR » Right VS Wrong or Left VS Right
April 14, 6:52pm

Re: Primus ETA Power stove
> way to big and heavy for backpacking For sure, if you mean as a solo stove. But it has the capacity to cook for 3 or 4 people in serious snow conditions. Work out the per-person weight u...

In GEAR » Primus ETA Power stove
April 14, 4:23pm

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