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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: New windscreen closure?
Hi David Yes, snaps can work well, but the Al foil many here use is a bit too light for them. The snaps would tear out before releasing. Cheers

In Make Your Own Gear » New windscreen closure?
June 22, 3:58pm

Re: Watch for measuring vertical speed?
Not sure, but check out the watches labelled as being for skiers. Some of them may have rate of descent. Cheers

In GEAR » Watch for measuring vertical speed?
June 21, 4:26pm

Re: Zoom Liquid Lens
I stand corrected. A company is developing a technique to create aspherics with a conic addition. They intend to use it for casting aspheric plastic lenses. It has yet to reach commercial use, ...

In Photography » Brainstorming the ideal camera for backpacking photography
June 21, 1:32am

Wet conditions
We used down sleeping bags in France in 2007, when we had quite bad wet weather for the first month or more. No trouble - but we used a tent. Cheers

In GEAR » sleep system advice
June 20, 5:14pm

MUMC Feathertop Hut
We (Melbourne University Mountaineering Club) built this in the late 1960s as a memorial to some lost club members. The girl in the front became my wife.

In Post-Trip Reports » Trail Huts
June 20, 5:11pm

Re: Treating chronic leg/back pain
Hi Mike Did you have chicken pox when you were young? This can lead to shingles at a later age. It may not be relevant of course. Cheers

In Philosophy & Technique » Treating chronic leg/back pain
June 20, 5:02pm

Re: true.
Hi Tom > Post deleted Just as well .... :-) :-) Cheers

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Dehydrated Wine from Katadyn????
June 19, 7:21pm

Re: test
If you subscribe you will find a very detailed article on making a down quilt. Cheers

In User Test Forum » test
June 19, 7:13pm

Re: Re: Right Of Way
> There is also a 'right to roam' though exactly what this means is lost on me, I think it means Madonna can't build her house on top of a 2,000 year old pathway. Cheers

In Post-Trip Reports » Yorkshire Dales
June 19, 5:26pm

Re: Re: Anniversary Sale
Hi Andy Sure. I like the sig you used in the posting: "Andy Customer Service" It would be nice if every one with a vested interest did the same. Cheers

In Gear Deals » Anniversary Sale
June 19, 5:23pm

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