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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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All Forum Posts by Roger Caffin

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Re: Re: GSI Outdoors nFORM Ultralight Nesting Bowl and Mug
Australian distributor for GSI is Spelean: Spelean Pty. Ltd. PO Box 645 Artarmon, NSW 1570 Australia Contact: Judith Bateman e-mail: Judith@spelean.com.au T# 011-61-2-9966-9800 F# 0...

In Editor's Roundtable » GSI Outdoors nFORM Ultralight Nesting Bowl and Mug Set Review
January 15, 3:25pm

Re: Re: Re: MacPac
Hi Brett Yes, I know you meant the pack itself! There is a web site for Tasmanian bushwalkers. Some of them would agree entirely with you, and add huge leather boots as well, while Tony Beasley...

In GEAR » Macpac eVent launch- NZ and AU..
January 15, 2:40pm

Re: Re: Earth
Speak for yourself! I have a large roll of 8 gauge and another large roll of 12 gauge in the barn, and very useful they are too! Cheers

In Make Your Own Gear » When UL meets space travel
January 15, 2:37pm

Re: Re: Floating lid
> after my first two trips, I realized that I absolutely, positively hated the floating top Marketing gimmick. I detest spin doctors. Cheers

In GEAR » Need help narrowing down my selection on 2-3lb packs
January 15, 2:27pm

Re: Shangri-La 3 vs Luxe Minipeak II
Hi Clifford > Luxe Minipeak 2 ..... The tent can be seen here: http://www.equipoutdoors.co.nz/index1.html Yeah, well, the reason you don't get much response is that the web site is a ...

In GEAR » Shangri-La 3 vs Luxe Minipeak II
January 15, 2:20pm

Re: MacPac
> I swear if you are from Taz you have to get a pack that at least weighs 8 pounds or you are a girlie-man. That, or kinda smart. Cheers

In GEAR » Macpac eVent launch- NZ and AU..
January 15, 2:05pm

Re: aussie cask
> The only problem was I somehow drew the short straw to carry the bladder up there !!! He who carries the cask controls the tap. Cheers

In Philosophy & Technique » Adult beverages in the backcountry.
January 14, 10:37pm

Re: a different bag?
> I heard of something called a "ratsack" that might work There have been some reports of non-delivery with this product. Run some checks first. Cheers

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Small Animals
January 14, 10:32pm

Re: oven roasting bags
> if you could for example heat up chili in a pot with them to avoid getting baked on crud on the bottom. The short answer is no: you will melt the bag. One longer answer is yes if you put...

In Philmont » Backpacking Light @ Philmont
January 14, 10:18pm

Re: Re: Re: Macpac eVent launch- NZ and AU..
Thanks Cam (for BPL). Us Australians (and Kiwis) wish you well. cheers Roger (for himself)

In GEAR » Macpac eVent launch- NZ and AU..
January 14, 6:38pm

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