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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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Repair
Hi Allison That looks awful neat! Let us know how it goes? Cheers

In GEAR » Refuge-X repaired
December 29, 2:28pm

Re: Plastic Fastener Source?
Also www.owfinc.com I buy from them - good service. Cheers

In Make Your Own Gear » Plastic Fastener Source?
December 29, 2:07am

Re: a stove - " burner 1g" in manner of simpleness
Hi Bill Can you bend your Ti sheet as well? If so, definitely different from mine! Cheers

In Make Your Own Gear » a stove, in manner of simpleness
December 29, 2:06am

Re: Moleskins, Oui!
I used a Write in the Rain notebook for our France trip. Went well. Also one of their pens. Cheers

In GEAR » Field Notebook
December 29, 2:04am

Re: Aquapure Traveller
Hi Darryl I have not tried the pre-filter, but given the design of all the UV systems I don't think there is any interaction. So any sort of prefilter would work if it is compatible with you...

In GEAR » bottle filters
December 28, 8:19pm

Re: a stove - " burner 1g" in manner of simpleness
Hi Bill > Someone said something about using Titanium for the pot stand - just punch your > own holes in the Titanium. The piece of Titanium in the picture is some 0.016" from Thru-H...

In Make Your Own Gear » a stove, in manner of simpleness
December 28, 8:14pm

Re: DWR
Hi Joel Fwiiw, you could try reading the articles on waterproofing at http://www.atsko.com/technical-info.html They are a bit more than half-way down the (long) page. Note especially that a...

In GEAR » DWR
December 28, 1:47pm

Re: Re - DWR
> A project for BPL maybe? A good thought. A bad thought is the amount of time and gear and sample fabrics required to do a survey to the standards we set for ourselves. One day ... :-) ...

In GEAR » DWR
December 28, 1:44pm

Re: You've got to be kidding!
Hey guys, it's not my doing! As far as I know, the system simply uses a filter package which came with the system software. No custom dictionaries used, no human intervention, at all. Low...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » You've got to be kidding!
December 28, 1:39pm

Re: aqua mira taste
Hi Robert > My only concern with Aqua Mira is the taste. You are not alone in finding the taste of chemicals awful. But there is an alternative today: UV sterilisation. There are several...

In GEAR » bottle filters
December 28, 1:32pm

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