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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: Screw-Thread Connection on a Powermax Canister
Hi Steve > they told me they haven't heard that they [Powermax canisters] will be discontinued anytime soon This is my understanding too. Coleman know there are many of these stoves out ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Do It Yourself Projects to Reduce Canister Stove Weight
January 25, 1:08am

Re: Homemade Vapor Barrier Liner w/ Garbage Bags- 3/4 Length Liner?
Sorry Dear, I have to go up the mountains this weekend to test this new Vapour Barrier Liner for BPL: they are waiting on the results of this vital research. Hum .... :-)

In GEAR » Vapor Barrier question
January 24, 10:40pm

Re: Crocs
The lightest model, especially designed for BPL readers, weighs 0 grams. Cheers

In Gear Lists » Crocs
January 24, 7:45pm

Re: re: How many stuff sacks just right for 3 season? Best material, make
> My sleeping bag and UL down jacket are stuffed into my pack directly. What do you do if it rains for several days? or if you have to swim a river? Cheers

In GEAR » How many stuff sacks just right for 3 season? Best material, make
January 24, 2:55pm

Re: Question about finding JetBoil modifications
> modify my JetBoil to a remote canister stove. Unwise. This stove has no preheat tube. If the canister fell over you would have a fireball. The Jetboil is very efficient, but rather slow. I...

In User Test Forum » Question about finding JetBoil modifications
January 24, 2:27pm

Re: Final Shangri-La 3 Deliberations
You going to camp on the shore of a Scottish loch during the midge season?

In GEAR » Final Shangri-La 3 Deliberations
January 23, 6:54pm

Re: aluminum sheet
Hi Colin OK, 0.015" is harder. 0.032" is pretty easy to find - try Online Metals for that. Alcoa do make 7075 T6 sheet (and several other tempers) down to 0.008". So #1 suggest...

In Make Your Own Gear » seeking 7000 series aluminum
January 23, 6:50pm

Re: How many stuff sacks just right for 3 season? Best material, make
-How many stuff sacks do you carry? Lots. Critical ones lined with plastic bags. I compartmentalise all my stuff. -What do you use each size for? I try to not have them too full, so they can s...

In GEAR » How many stuff sacks just right for 3 season? Best material, make
January 23, 4:51pm

Re: seeking 7000 series aluminum
Google '7075 aluminum sheet'. Tons of hits. Cheers

In Make Your Own Gear » seeking 7000 series aluminum
January 23, 4:47pm

Re: Re: Homemade Vapor Barrier Liner w/ Garbage Bags- 3/4 Length Liner?
Hi James > moisture management within the SB and the insulative properties of the system are > two related but nonetheless separate functions of the vb. You got it! > perhaps I sho...

In GEAR » Vapor Barrier question
January 23, 4:27pm

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