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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: Re: Has Roger seen this pattern?
Hi Dana > I have a 35/36" sleeve length. I have some trouble imagining this arm length! From my NECK to my cuff is 650 mm or 26". Anyhow, my recommendation (in the article) is fai...

In Editor's Roundtable » Make Your Own Gear: Silnylon Mountain Poncho
February 11, 1:26pm

re MLD Poncho
The MLD Cuben poncho has significant differences from my poncho. As far as I can see, the MLD one has no sewing down the sides: it can be opened right out into a flat tarp. There are plenty of simi...

In Editor's Roundtable » Make Your Own Gear: Silnylon Mountain Poncho
February 11, 1:08pm

Re: Parcho
The Quest Parcho looks very much like my Poncho or a bit like CedarTree's Packa. I hesitate to say it is a copy of my design as I have not seen the actual pattern, but it sure looks close. Very...

In Editor's Roundtable » Make Your Own Gear: Silnylon Mountain Poncho
February 11, 1:04pm

Re: Swedish grandmas
> My grandma was Swedish, too. I think all her recipes started with cream and butter. > Her cholesterol was sky high but she lived into her 80s. Impressive. How long did her husband live?...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Salt pork?
February 11, 2:12am

Re: Sleeping Bag Baffle Direction
With a full-length tube it would be too easy for all the down to migrate to the ends, leaving the middle bereft. Cold ... Cheers

In Make Your Own Gear » Sleeping Bag Baffle Direction
February 10, 11:49pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Stoves, Tents and Carbon Monoxide
Hi RogerT > I managed to give myself a headache doing 'sniff tests' while I was optimising my kelly kettles, I don't think that would have been due to CO. It would be quite easy...

In Editor's Roundtable » Stoves, Tents and Carbon Monoxide - Deadly or not? Supplement 3: Brunton Vapor AF
February 10, 9:21pm

Re: Your favorite home made stove?
> Tony should be automatically disqualified from a home made stove thread. Whilst technically > correct (he makes them at home) I doubt that more than one or two others here could get > ...

In GEAR » Your favorite home made stove?
February 10, 9:15pm

Re: Re: Stoves, Tents and Carbon Monoxide
> a tent sealed tight enough for co to become a serious issue would become so 'stuffy' due to lack of oxygen You would think so, wouldn't you? But people *have* died inside sealed ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Stoves, Tents and Carbon Monoxide - Deadly or not? Supplement 3: Brunton Vapor AF
February 10, 4:35pm

Re: Re: Re: Spectra Cord
> Let's say I want to pull someone out of a crevasse Don't try it. The cord would cut into the crevasse edge or whatever rather fats, and you would not be able to hold it. The climbin...

In GEAR » AirCore 1 Spectra Accessory Cord
February 10, 4:27pm

Re: spectra cord strength
Adding to James' comments: And how much abrasion can such a thin line take? (with memories of my Ti stakes abrading all my guy ropes in When Things Go Wrong). Sure, such thin guy ropes w...

In GEAR » spectra cord strength
February 10, 4:17pm

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