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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: Steripen Battery
Hi Ben > It's Day 68 of my trip, We are expecting some gear reviews on your return! Enjoy

In GEAR » container for Steripen Adventurer
June 30, 5:26am

Re: Re: Re: Steripen Battery
Hi Ashley > One day I'll probably run out of luck and end up with only murky water, Yeah - Vic Alps, summer, ridge top, all we could find was a puddle at the bottom of a wombat hole. And...

In GEAR » container for Steripen Adventurer
June 30, 5:24am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Staying Healthy
Hi Lynn > university tramping club days, youths used club trips as an excuse to walk as fast > as they could all day, stay up all night partying, then do it all again the next day > w...

In Philosophy & Technique » Staying Healthy
June 30, 5:21am

Re: Re: Re: Titanium Pan
Hi Hendrik > any particular reason for this? Certainly. Titanium has a fairly low thermal conductivity. This does not matter for pots as the thickness is so very low: the thermal gradient ...

In GEAR » Titanium Pan
June 30, 5:19am

Re: Re: Managing wet feet
OK, I agree with Jack about wet feet in the snow. A very bad idea! As you can see from the snowshoe photo, I had GTX shoes, a PU/nylon overboot, and Goretex gaiters there. I also had nice warm feet...

In GEAR » Managing wet feet
June 30, 12:30am

Re: More updates
I like the silk liner idea. Cheers

In Gear Lists » Castle Crags - Cascade Locks Section Hike Gear List
June 30, 12:24am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Tyvek Roll - UK
Guys - we are expecting great things from this! Cheers

In Gear Deals » UK ONLY - Tyvek Housewrap 100m x 1.4m
June 30, 12:22am

Re: Re: pan
> I know they used to make Ti fuel or water bottles too. Well ... buy in from China, anyhow. I doubt they *made* any of that stuff. cheers

In GEAR » Titanium Pan
June 29, 10:05pm

Re: Dan McHale Thread
Hi all I am not sure who deleted this thread, but it was not me. Yes, it was getting a little 'warm', but the language was staying polite and no-one was getting overly personal. (And ...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Dan McHale Thread
June 29, 9:06pm

Re: wet feet -- no thanks!
> In these situations I don't want to get my shoes and socks wet. This is a preference thing, not a 'need' thing. Fair enough. > It takes several hours for shoes to dry out p...

In GEAR » Managing wet feet
June 29, 8:56pm

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