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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: Seam sealing Pertex Shield fabric?
I really wouldn't bother. Cheers

In Make Your Own Gear » Seam sealing Pertex Shield fabric?
March 06, 1:54pm

knives - how pathetic
Cheers PS: Barrett 0.5"

In GEAR » knife vs saw vs hatchet vs axe!
March 05, 10:58pm

Re: hmmm...
> First, there is no trace when we leave the campsite. Oh, but there is a huge trace. That huge tree which was obviously so loved by many woodpeckers is gone. I wonder how many nested in it fo...

In GEAR » knife vs saw vs hatchet vs axe!
March 05, 2:35am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: disgusting recipes!
Hi Justin I chose to lock the thread so it cannot be continued and to leave it there 'for the record'. Readers may judge for themselves. Opinion? Cheers

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » disgusting recipes!
March 05, 1:36am

Re: Re: Vented drink tubing?
So I have a choice of a plain rocket bottle I can drink straight out of and reseal 100% safely, or a plain rocket bottle with the extra weight of a length of tubing and the real danger of a leak in...

In GEAR » Vented drink tubing?
March 04, 11:55pm

Re: re: heavily spiced paper towels
> the last thing I would suggest to anyone who wants food instead of preservatives > seasoned with food-substitute. OUCH! Wicked! Cheers

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » mountain house alternatives!
March 04, 11:44pm

Re: Re: Re: Marketing
Hi Mike (and any others to whom this could apply) > What would be a better way to disclose this relationship? First, do not assume that the reader has heard of either you or your website. Th...

In Gear Lists » Top 10 safety items you should carry in your backpack
March 04, 3:18pm

Re: Re: The Evolution of a Winter Stove
> I wonder if there any objective research has been done. Um ... usually I was more interested in eating the dinner cooked in my Ti pot. I think I may have slightly burnt the bottom once in the...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Evolution of a Winter Stove - Part 5: Infra-Red testing
March 03, 11:27pm

Re: Re: Re: an old Primus stove question for stovies
David's idea of wood and JBWeld is not a bad one. It would take a higher temp than plastics. Polish it up! Sorry - I don't have any Bakelite. Cheers

In GEAR » an old Primus stove question for stovies
March 03, 2:12pm

Fascinating debate
Hi Jerry and RogT All very interesting. We will keep it very polite and professional, won't we? cheers

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
March 03, 5:07am

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