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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: Gas canister use in cold
Hi Mark Good to see the Brunton worked. Thanks for feedback. Btw - copper is MUCH better than brass, and I don't (any more) recommend using brass for the fin. Now, the MSR canister. That ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Gas canister use in cold
January 17, 2:45pm

Re: New Downmats
Hi Mike > wait for the new integrated pump mats. Details? Photos? Cheers

In GEAR » Best winter sleep pad with high insulation value and decent comfort; POE aerogel pad?
January 17, 2:30pm

Re: Myth Busted Winter Alcohol Stoves
Dan BPL policy now requires that when anyone posts regarding a product in which they have a vested interest, they disclose that interest. Yep, we are going for full disclosure every time. So ...

In GEAR » Myth Busted Winter Alcohol Stoves
January 17, 3:27am

Re: 5 great compacts.No excuses
> Can anyone offer advice about choosing one over the other? Company reps and existing owners please line up to the left ... :-) After going through dpreview and luminous-landscape, I got th...

In Photography » 5 great compacts.No excuses
January 15, 9:04pm

Re: shipping internationally
I will endorse the Post Office way of shipping too. In fact, there are some couriers who just don't bother coming to my place: they drop the parcel at the local Post Office and claim I was n...

In Gear Swap » Shipping Out of the USA
January 15, 8:52pm

Re: a few quick answers
> Macpac have always stood behind our product, The waist belt buckle on my wife's *old* Torre pack failed last year. Well, OK, it happened when she fell off a cornice and bounced. Macpac re...

In GEAR » Macpac eVent launch- NZ and AU..
January 15, 5:22pm

Re: Luxe & Golite etc
> cause me to question price points and profit margins of the big names when the Mini peak is so cheap You aren't the only one to ask this. The mark-up in Australian retail gear shops used...

In GEAR » Shangri-La 3 vs Luxe Minipeak II
January 15, 5:13pm

Re: Re: GSI Outdoors nFORM Ultralight Nesting Bowl and Mug
Australian distributor for GSI is Spelean: Spelean Pty. Ltd. PO Box 645 Artarmon, NSW 1570 Australia Contact: Judith Bateman e-mail: Judith@spelean.com.au T# 011-61-2-9966-9800 F# 0...

In Editor's Roundtable » GSI Outdoors nFORM Ultralight Nesting Bowl and Mug Set Review
January 15, 3:25pm

Re: Re: Re: MacPac
Hi Brett Yes, I know you meant the pack itself! There is a web site for Tasmanian bushwalkers. Some of them would agree entirely with you, and add huge leather boots as well, while Tony Beasley...

In GEAR » Macpac eVent launch- NZ and AU..
January 15, 2:40pm

Re: Re: Earth
Speak for yourself! I have a large roll of 8 gauge and another large roll of 12 gauge in the barn, and very useful they are too! Cheers

In Make Your Own Gear » When UL meets space travel
January 15, 2:37pm

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