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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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Re: Re: Cuben Fiber Fragile- Huh?
Hi Allison Not so fast with the selling. Now you know where the weak point is, consider carefully reinforcing it so it can take the load. Remember that my silnylon winter tent took 100 kph winds...

In GEAR » Cuben Fiber Fragile- Huh?
November 16, 1:46pm

Re: Re: I like
> you cant use a >3v battery to recharge True. Probably a limitation of the little microprocessor used to drive it. Next generation maybe? (I have no knowledge of what the nexgen might bri...

In Editor's Roundtable » Photon ReX Review
November 16, 12:55am

Re: Photon ReX
> I just spent more then 2 hour researching on LED headlamps with built in rechargeable li-ion batteries in vain Likely. The ReX is not really a 'headlight' and probably would not app...

In Editor's Roundtable » Photon ReX Review
November 15, 1:19pm

Re: r values
Hi Michael > it is said that 1/4" ccf (ensolite) has an R value of 1 Correction: some foam as a material has an R value of 1 PER INCH THICKNESS. So a 1/4" layer of foam will have ...

In GEAR » winter closed cell pad advice
November 14, 2:05pm

Re: Forget it
Hi Mike Yeah - why Optimus did this I have no idea. Bit silly in some ways. Cheers

In GEAR » Optimus/Brunton Stella+ stove
November 13, 8:30pm

Re: Thanks Roger
> Can you think of any reason why Nextec couldn't or wouldn't make variants with higher air permeability? Well .... I guess if the fabric is very permeable, that would mean that ther...

In GEAR » Epic Malibu more air permeable than other Epics?
November 13, 8:26pm

Re: help with winter clothing & sleep system in the shenandoah mtns
Mostly you are doing fine. Remember that your girlfriend might not be quite as enthused as you. Make sure she is happy, even if it means shortening the walk. You approach of going cautiously ...

In Winter Hiking » help with winter clothing & sleep system in the shenandoah mtns
November 13, 1:15pm

Re: Epic Malibu more air permeable than other Epics?
The test data I have lists several EPIC fabrics (including Malibu) as having air permeability of <1 cu ft / min. I don't think they provided any data with greater resolution than that. The ...

In GEAR » Epic Malibu more air permeable than other Epics?
November 13, 12:56pm

Re: Re: Re: Titanium Walking Crampon
Regarding bent-up tabs: I have some old Stubai crampons from the 60s. To some degree they are the same as what is being proposed here. Take a flat sheet, cut out holes everywhere, bend the crampon...

In Make Your Own Gear » Titanium Walking Crampon
November 12, 11:07pm

Re: Photon ReX
Hi Ken > shouldn't you check your lights,batteries before you leave the house? Too right! I check through all my batteries the day before. > I have rarely if ever needed to change ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Photon ReX Review
November 12, 4:35pm

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