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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: Trig:
I think that should be: 'The squaw of the hippopotamus is equal the sons of the squaws of the other two hides.' Cheers

In Make Your Own Gear » MLD patrol shelter...sort of
January 28, 4:47pm

Re: How about a "Recent Threads" page?
> It would be great to see a "Recent Threads" page (in addition to the current "Recent Posts" page). Another very good idea! cheers

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » forum reorganization suggestions.
January 28, 4:12pm

Re: forum reorganization suggestions.
> Also, the current front page for the forums is a full SEVEN pages long on my computer screen - much too much! Yeah, a good point Dave. It should be possible to get it all on one screen, con...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » forum reorganization suggestions.
January 28, 4:11pm

Re: Epic breathability
Part of the problem here is that the many different methods used to assess breathability actually focus on different aspects of performance, and you can get weird results like this by using the ...

In GEAR » Epic breathability
January 27, 2:37pm

Re: MYOG VB Liner Test Last Night
Hi James I will admit I had not expected such a fast response! But very interesting stuff, for which much thanks. I have summarised, with some Qs. > My MYOG VB liner consists of 3 hefty ul...

In GEAR » Vapor Barrier question
January 27, 2:33pm

Re: New Panasonic Water/shockproof cam w/ HD video
Hi Rick Interesting. No manual mode as far as I could see? Cheers

In Photography » New Panasonic Water/shockproof cam w/ HD video
January 27, 2:05pm

Re: Waterproof Shoe Questions
> They ask for a waterproof shoe. They can ask, but will they get? Idiot committee decision. I recommend you simply ignore it, send him with his normal backpacking shoes **which you know f...

In GEAR » Waterproof Shoe Questions
January 27, 1:37pm

Re: Best, most economical DWR-safe shell and softshell detergent
Atsko SportsWash Cheers

In GEAR » Best, most economical DWR-safe shell and softshell detergent
January 26, 8:16pm

Re: Best boot and shoe DWR/Waterproofer
Snowseal Snowseal Snowseal. Cheers

In GEAR » Best boot and shoe DWR/Waterproofer
January 26, 8:16pm

Re: SpinnTwinn - SilTwinn
Hi Grant A gentle reminder - please disclose your company interest when making any such posting. You could edit your posting to do this. Anyone else - same applies. Full disclosure of any ves...

In GEAR » Integral Designs Sil Wing vs Gossamer Gear Spinn Twinn
January 26, 4:34pm

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