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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: Metal Gauge sizes
Actually, these so-called 'gauges' are very unreliable: 0.020" mild steel is about 25 gauge 0.020" gal steel is about 27 gauge 0.020" aluminium is about 24 gauge 0.020&...

In Make Your Own Gear » Ti Trowel Stock
March 09, 2:51pm

Re: Re: Worth It
Hi Sarah Feet of death???? Well, no. And Sue has just added that she confidently expects that I would never let her feet get that cold either! As previously mentioned: if it is cold we snuggle ...

In GEAR » Nalgene bottles, worth their weight
March 09, 4:47am

Re: Hogback
> no crossing poles on like the Scarp Well, I can see the same tie tapes running up from the corners, so I can't see why you can't add crossed poles. Cheers

In GEAR » New Tarptents. It's official !
March 08, 8:46pm

Re: Worth It
> I trust a regular Nalgene bottle containing nearly boiling water in my sleeping bag a > lot more than a soft-sided container. "nearly boiling water" sounds a bit too hot to me...

In GEAR » Nalgene bottles, worth their weight
March 08, 8:42pm

Re: Re: New 2009 Mont-Bell Down Bags
I must be odd. I like the bright colours. Cheers

In GEAR » New 2009 Mont-Bell Down Bags
March 08, 12:37am

Re: Camera Case
MYOG, hung on my shoulder strap. cheers

In Photography » Camera Case
March 08, 12:36am

Re: Sore Collar Bone Fix?
> Towards the end of a long day of hiking with a pack over 12 lbs. or so, I typically get > tingling pangs where the straps cross my collar bones. That sounds very much like a compressed ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sore Collar Bone Fix?
March 08, 12:35am

Design help
Hi Steve The following photos may offer some assistance into what might be done. The pair, right way up and upside down . One crampon folded up for packing . What is not obvious from ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Titanium Walking Crampon
March 07, 5:18pm

Re: Replacing Goat pole grips
The hole at the top is plugged. A quick spin with a drill there will probably melt the glue and let the whole plug come out. Cheers

In GEAR » Replacing goat pole grips
March 07, 3:43am

Re: Starbuck$ containers
So's the coffee...

In Make Your Own Gear » Starbucks coffee container
March 07, 3:41am

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