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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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Re: Re: MSR Hyperflow Microfilter Review
Hi Mike First sentence in the Overall Rating: 'By all appearances, this is a neat little unit with a new form of filter, made of many fine micro-porous tubes.' The technology is also...

In Editor's Roundtable » MSR Hyperflow Microfilter Review
October 22, 3:21pm

Re: Re: MYOG quilt question. ...Roger...Tim...Input?
Hi Jonathon > So I made a down flap, or should I say pillow, for my quilt to plug the hole left in the footbox. And something you may not have fully appreciated yet: that plug will make the ...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG quilt finished.
October 22, 3:10pm

Re: RE: Materials
Hi Scott Merino yardage - I doubt it. I have spoken to one of the players in the game and my understanding is that it is all made to order, custom. Biased opinion: having done a lot of wool t...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Materials
October 22, 3:47am

Re: Re: Re: Cuben "It Comes in Colors"
Hi Ron > My guess is that the thinner material transfers heat just a bit faster and thus less condensation can form. Does this theory hold water...;-) I am at a loss to see how this might ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben Fiber in Colors
October 22, 3:42am

Re: Re: Cuben "It Comes in Colors"
Hi Ron > As a mgr- you can see the conundrum ... Stocking both is not an option. Handling that's why you get paid the big bucks! Cheers

In Make Your Own Gear » Cuben Fiber in Colors
October 21, 9:21pm

Re: Fabrics I can't find
> Specifically the really advanced WPB fabrics: eVent, Gore Pro, etc. These fabrics are normally sold under a strict licence. To buy them you have to pass quality control checks, such as having...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Materials
October 21, 3:17pm

Re: Macpac
Hi Darren The reason is simple: the current mark-up in Australian outdoors shops is about 100% over the typical USA RETAIL price. It is also 100% over the wholesale price from Australian and NZ ...

In GEAR » MEC Merlin -3C bag
October 21, 3:08pm

Re: What's wrong with posting here or eBay?
The problem is actually one of containing the influx of spam. You are doubtless aware that BPL is already subject to a certain amount of 'shoe boy' spam (several sources in fact). I don&#...

In Gear Swap » Warmlite-Price TEST ONLY
October 21, 3:30am

Re: RE: Winter Remote Canister
Short run litho plate? Cheers

In Make Your Own Gear » Winter Remote Canister
October 20, 10:41pm

Re: carrying extra water
> some kind of belt with holsters Try it - you'll hate it. They bang around and get in the way. Cheers

In GEAR » SUL water
October 20, 10:36pm

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