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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.bushwalkingnsw.org.au/FAQ/

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All Forum Posts by Roger Caffin

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Re: Re: Re: Re: The Performance of Alcohol Fuels for Backpacking Stoves<br/>Part One: Three Straight Alcohols and Alcohol Blends
Hi Mark > I am anxiously awaiting the next installment. not long ... Cheers

In Editor's Roundtable » The Performance of Alcohol Fuels for Backpacking Stoves
Part One: Three Straight Alcohols and Alcohol Blends

May 07, 2:16am

Re: I OWN A NEO_AIR and...
Hi Eric > narrow VERTICAL tube running down each side. I could not agree more. Maybe V2? One can wish. Cheers

In Editor's Roundtable » Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Sleeping Pad Review
May 06, 10:47pm

Re: Re: Re: NeoAir Width
Hi Dan and others (Dan: thank you very much for such clear and objective information.) Well, well, well. So it seems that our prediction that the width we were given to test would be too narr...

In Editor's Roundtable » Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Sleeping Pad Review
May 06, 10:35pm

Re: sew it
> pinch the fabric together, and sew it shut with needle Possible, but in my experience that often puts an increased load on an already damaged area, leading to swift failure again. That would...

In GEAR » how to patch a hole in a down bag?
May 06, 4:28pm

Re: Re: Re: Steripen batteries/Clean Stream
Hi Dondo > What size thread do you need on the thumbscrew? But if I tell you that you won't need to read the article ... :-) It's M3. Google thumbscrews - several good sources. Fo...

In GEAR » water treatment
May 06, 4:27pm

Re: by foot
It is always possible that there has been a big misunderstanding here. I would interpret 'sold by the foot' to mean you can specify how much you want by the foot. Like maybe seven feet. ...

In Make Your Own Gear » spinnaker from Prolitegear?
May 06, 4:21pm

Re: Alcohol in the UK
Hi Chris Ah, the 70s ... Yeah! Cheers

In Editor's Roundtable » The Performance of Alcohol Fuels for Backpacking Stoves
Part One: Three Straight Alcohols and Alcohol Blends

May 06, 4:12pm

Re: Re: Statistics - reading charts easier - Heet question too.
Hi Roleigh > a sidebar arrow can be displayed with the wording "Better" Noted for the future. Cheers

In Editor's Roundtable » The Performance of Alcohol Fuels for Backpacking Stoves
Part One: Three Straight Alcohols and Alcohol Blends

May 06, 4:11pm

Re: Statistics
Hi James > Since your independent variables (X-axes) are categorical instead of continuous, please > use bar graphs instead of line graphs Understood. I will look at this for the futur...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Performance of Alcohol Fuels for Backpacking Stoves
Part One: Three Straight Alcohols and Alcohol Blends

May 06, 4:10pm

Re: Alcohol in the UK
Hi Chris "in the case of mineralised methylated spirits, with every 90 parts by volume of spirits there shall be mixed 9.5 parts by volume of wood naphtha and 0.5 parts by volume of crude p...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Performance of Alcohol Fuels for Backpacking Stoves
Part One: Three Straight Alcohols and Alcohol Blends

May 06, 4:00pm

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