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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: Handbook
And Super-Ultra-Lighters don't take clothes either - so heavy ... Cheers

In Philosophy & Technique » Ultralight Handbook...
March 04, 1:48pm

Re: Canon Powershot D10
Like the environmental specs. No Manual control or Aperture/Time priority. Sad. Cheers

In Photography » Canon Powershot D10
March 04, 1:43pm

Re: my own windshell
Hi Yvette My pleasure. Nia: since my pattern is anything but raglan, Yvette's approach is much better if raglan is what you want.. Cheers

In Make Your Own Gear » Shell jacket pattern
March 03, 10:37pm

Re: Replacing Goat pole grips... Whoops!
> The gap looks to about 1/8". Odd. Mine were a tight fit! Edited: When I got them they had a hole of about 11.2 mm. It seems that the hole diameter has gone up since then. Oh.

In GEAR » Replacing goat pole grips
March 03, 9:16pm

Re: Re: Re: re: trekking pole question
> Bears can stand on their hind legs for short periods but are definitely quadrupeds! :) So? Humans start by crawling, just like bears. Some manage to go around on two legs for a while when ...

In GEAR » trekking pole question
March 03, 1:53pm

Re: Re: International flights
> You wouldn't want to show up at the airport with your backpack pre-wrapped (as Roger and > Miguel describe) though, right? Well, I don't know what happens in America, but our meth...

In Make Your Own Gear » Backpack Cover for Airline/Train Travel
March 03, 1:48pm

Re: UL Sunglasses
And the sweatiest too!

In GEAR » UL Sunglasses
March 03, 1:31pm

International flights
Flying from Australia to Europe and back a number of times, we have had good joy by putting the pack in two overlapping garbage bags and then binding the lot up with 2" packaging tape. We leav...

In Make Your Own Gear » Backpack Cover for Airline/Train Travel
March 03, 1:53am

Re: Re: Replacing Goat pole grips
> Do you use a solvent to remove the adhesive or does it peel off? I used a box cutter blade angled so the grind was parallel to the surface of the pole. That way it sliced off the lumps of a...

In GEAR » Replacing goat pole grips
March 03, 12:13am

Re: Outer Limits canisters
> Outer Limits canisters, using a 75/25 mix. They're about $1 canister cheaper than Kovea, I strongly suspect they are cheaper because they are not as good in the cold. They sound like 75...

In GEAR » stoves & fuel in New Zealand
March 02, 8:02pm

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