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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.bushwalkingnsw.org.au/FAQ/

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All Forum Posts by Roger Caffin

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Re: Lightweight Rope - FWIIW
OK, I'll buy into the discussion, but what I am going to say may strike some as outrageous! And it is very much 'what we do', NOT what I recommend to anyone. Background: both my wife...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Lightweight Rope
April 20, 3:56am

Re: Re: Re: notes from the field
Hi Didier and welcome My wife and I love the Pyrenées - we have done the full length of both the GR10 and the GR11. Yes, the plastic bag would work. Your method of warming up the canister in...

In Editor's Roundtable » Stoves, Tents and Carbon Monoxide - Deadly or not? Supplement 1: The MSR Reactor
April 19, 3:06pm

Re: Re: Sleep Pads and Temperatures
Hi Greg As as rating pads and mats goes, then I think you are right: the R-value should do the job. But sometimes other factors come into play when translating the R-value into how well you ...

In GEAR » Sleep Pads and Temperatures
April 19, 3:00pm

Re: Canister Stoves
> snow peak gigapower titanium stove. In my book, this stove is the Gold Standard for uprights. I have 2 of them (amongst many others). The Crux is not a good stove for use in any confined s...

In GEAR » Canister Stoves
April 19, 2:50pm

Re: Re: Sleep Pads and Temperatures
Hi Greg > I don't see how air temperature affects heat flow between a body and the ground. Well, it doesn't. But the heat flow through the mat by itself is not really the most impor...

In GEAR » Sleep Pads and Temperatures
April 19, 4:02am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Stoves, Tents and Carbon Monoxide - Deadly or not? Supplement 4: Jetboil Helios
Hi Steve From memory (risky), I think melting snow from about -20 C to water at 0 C uses as much energy as taking the water from 0 C to 100 C. That really eats into your canister! Here in Oz ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Stoves, Tents and Carbon Monoxide - Deadly or not? Supplement 4: Jetboil Helios
April 19, 3:53am

Re: A very not light pack.
Hi Dave Looking at the attachment at the hip, it seems that the hip belt and the shoulder straps are held with just 1 and 2 rows of Bartack? That worries me a bit: I prefer to sew distributed re...

In Make Your Own Gear » A very not light pack.
April 18, 9:49pm

Re: Re: Stoves, Tents and Carbon Monoxide - Deadly or not? Supplement 4: Jetboil Helios
Hi Steve Yes, the heat exchanger stoves are more efficient, but the pots are heavier. We have a series coming up which will take a very scientific look at stove efficiency in general and heat ex...

In Editor's Roundtable » Stoves, Tents and Carbon Monoxide - Deadly or not? Supplement 4: Jetboil Helios
April 18, 9:45pm

Re: BPL Reviews
Thank you Brad. Cheers

In Editor's Roundtable » Stoves, Tents and Carbon Monoxide - Deadly or not? Supplement 4: Jetboil Helios
April 18, 9:29pm

Re: What to look for in a sewing machine?
With one exception, any modern (second hand) sewing machine will do everything you want and more. The exception is 'packs'. If you are making silnylon packs, no worries, but if you are tryi...

In Make Your Own Gear » What to look for in a sewing machine?
April 18, 9:29pm

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