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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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All Forum Posts by Roger Caffin

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Re: Re: Re: Homemade 1 micron filter?
Hi Roleigh Caution: I am not a biologist and my opinion is only that of a barely educated layman... But since you asked, herewith MY thoughts. The four hazards are: viruses: 0.01 micron bac...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Homemade 1 micron filter?
June 01, 7:20pm

Re: re: summer gear list
> I can't say enough about having at least a wind shirt for extra clothing. Yeah - shivering in the wind is not why you are there! Cheers

In Gear Lists » 3 season gear list
June 01, 5:10pm

Re: Homemade 1 micron filter?
Joke. About as trust-worthy as a snake-oil merchant. Testing to 1 micron (which is NOT enough to handle bacteria) requires a serious bit of lab gear. If it has not been tested by a certified te...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Homemade 1 micron filter?
June 01, 4:49pm

Re: Lighttrek 4's vs Ti Goat adjustables
I have used my TiGoats as ski poles for XC touring. Worked fine. Cheers

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Lighttrek 4's vs Ti Goat adjustables
June 01, 4:43pm

Re: Re: Prototype suggestions?
Hi Brad > a few "fun" bags out of silnylon 2nds and synthetic fill. Unless they are for below 20 F I am not sure about the 'fun' bit! Sweat bag. Cheers

In Make Your Own Gear » Prototype suggestions?
June 01, 4:37pm

Re: RE:TRT Gear List 09
> I knew the compass was un-needed! Consider it gone! Personal opinion only: I never ever travel without a compass AND a map. NEVER. Cheers

In Gear Lists » TRT Gear List 09
June 01, 4:27pm

Re: Friendly Lizard on the AT
Hi George He wasn't talking, he was scrounging! You weren't eating a boiled egg at the time by any chance? Cheers

In Photo Gallery » Friendly Lizard on the AT
June 01, 12:53am

Re: Titanium vs. Aluminum
I think Rick summarised it nicely, and i agree with each of these points: 1) pot dimensions and lid design have an effect on efficiency, pot material doesn't. 2) For boiling water there&#...

In GEAR » Titanium vs. Aluminum
June 01, 12:46am

Re: event down sleeping bag
Most down-proof fabrics also have a good DWR, and repel light amounts of condensation. Perhaps not as good as eVent, but then do you really need the extra repellency? And eVent is a fair bit more e...

In GEAR » event down sleeping bag
May 31, 4:27pm

Re: TRT Eating
Hi Aaron > Have you ever eatin @ the Red Hut Cafe? :-) No. But I live in Australia, and our big walks so far are in Europe - UK, France, Spain and Switzerland. Cheers

In Gear Lists » TRT Gear List 09
May 31, 4:18pm

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