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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. :-)
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Re: Re: NeoAir repair?
Me, I reckon the patch kit should be included with the mat at that price. CD used to always include a patch kit. Yes, they are easy to repair, and there is more info in the upcoming review. As w...

In GEAR » Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Pads
April 05, 3:22pm

Re: pant to gaiter to shoe...
Hi James My 2c: > the section of pant leg inside the gaiter seems to become somewhat superfluous, even > inhibiting the working of the gore-tex Definitely not. The trouser fabric keep...

In GEAR » pant to gaiter to shoe...
April 05, 1:33am

Re: Re: Re: to posters / moderator.
Hi Tom Ah yes, very famous. More likely the Earl of Sandwich and John Wilkes, but I am not sure. Cheers

In Chaff » Stop Blaming Guns!!!
April 05, 1:24am

Re: For Roger C....
I'll try. No promises. Cheers

In Post-Trip Reports » For Roger C....
April 05, 12:57am

Re: Re: MYOG troubleshooting hiccups
> the pressure foot seems to not go high enough for them to run through, You won't like the answer: wrong sewing machine. Buy an old black Singer. Cheers

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG troubleshooting hiccups
April 04, 11:33pm

Re: MYOG troubleshooting hiccups
> Whats the best way to finish sewing, my thread is always unravelling. Serves you right! (Sorry, but it does happen!) Leave a tail when you finish and pull both the threads to one side of the...

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG troubleshooting hiccups
April 04, 11:32pm

Re: Re: Re: neoair pictures
OK, first up, the full 3-author BPL review is very near! > whether my arms will fall off the side. How very astute of you, Ashley! Mine did. Cheers

In GEAR » Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Pads
April 04, 11:29pm

Re: Cuben Fiber Parcho Photos - CAUTION!
Hi Roleigh Looks good but I am going to offer a big word of caution, based on painful experience. Do not travel with the front zip done up AND your arms inside the poncho (ie not in the sleev...

In GEAR » Lightest Poncho?
April 04, 11:12pm

Re: Re: However
Hi Roleigh Yeah, we do have an April Fools Day in Oz. And yeah, it took me a short while to cotton on to the gag! Mind you, the idea of an SF floater with 'zero sound of any type, and ze...

April 04, 8:22pm

Re: Make Your Own Gear: Shell Top
Why Lycra for the cuffs? Because it is stretchy and elastic. I can adjust the length of the Lycra to have the cuff neatly around my wrist while allowing enough stretch to push the sleeves up my ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Make Your Own Gear: Shell Top
April 04, 2:58pm

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