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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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All Forum Posts by Roger Caffin

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Re: Thanks to both John's...
Yep - I'll endorse Darn Tough Vermont. Cheers

In GEAR » Smartwool Sock Fans...
November 20, 1:21pm

Re: Re: Knife
> Now just how are you going to blaze a tree, split firewood, cut stout tent pegs, kill and skin a pig, make stretcher poles, fell a tree to cross a deep chasm, fight off a griz, or peel a pot...

In GEAR » What knife do you carry backpacking?
November 19, 1:27pm

Re: Re: Gas Wells
Blimey. Unreal. > Oblique aerial shot of experimental drilling in Jonah Field at 5 to 10-acre spacing, which will occur over much of the 30,000 acre field if BLM approves the addition of up t...

In On the Web » Oil well within sight of Arches N.P.
November 19, 1:22pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Cuben Fiber Fragile- Huh?
DISGRACEFUL!!! UTTERLY DISGRACEFUL! > anything that is not shaped and stretched too taught. TAUT! Taught is the past tense of teach. > The refuge-X side guy-out that ripped WAS reinforc...

In GEAR » Cuben Fiber Fragile- Huh?
November 19, 1:05pm

Re: Bay of Pigs
> I would take it so we could lift the ban on Vegemite here in the States Check your facts. Vegemite is not banned in the USA and is imported and sold in the USA. > do an invasion ala&...

In GEAR » Forget Bushbuddy - We Want FREE Merino Wool...
November 19, 12:59pm

Re: Forget Bushbuddy - We Want FREE Merino Wool...
You're welcome. Kings Cross awaits you. Just bring your credit cards... Cheers

In GEAR » Forget Bushbuddy - We Want FREE Merino Wool...
November 19, 2:38am

Re: Looking for assistance
Hi Matt > When the canister is upside down, I get a continuous fireball, even on very low power. > Even after the stove heats up and the upright fin appears to be warm, but it does not a...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG - A Winter Canister Stove using your Summer Upright Stove and the Brunton Stove Stand
November 19, 2:24am

Re: An inverted stand adaptor
Wow! Elegant! Roger

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG - A Winter Canister Stove using your Summer Upright Stove and the Brunton Stove Stand
November 19, 2:13am

Re: Why light colors?
I suspect it is just repetition at N'th hand of a vague bit of waffle. Sounds very technical, but doesn't stand up to close inspection in the field. Cheers

In GEAR » Why light colors?
November 19, 2:09am

Re: Re: Re: Cuben Fiber Fragile- Huh?
Hi guys Yes, you are right about the Cuben being fragile when wrongly used. As a sail it is great (until the spinnaker bursts), but sailmakers go to great lengths to NOT weaken the fabric. They ...

In GEAR » Cuben Fiber Fragile- Huh?
November 19, 2:07am

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