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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.bushwalkingnsw.org.au/FAQ/

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All Forum Posts by Roger Caffin

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Re: Re: Want stove that can boil H2O in a wide-mouth stainless steel bottle
Hi Roleigh > a reliable self-igniter Yeah - an attached Bic. The rest all fail, in my experience. After all, they are all made to a very low price, as add-on generics. Cheers

In Multiple Use Gear » Want stove that can boil H2O in a wide-mouth stainless steel bottle
April 03, 3:44am

Re: Back mesh fabric
Leno Loc (spelling?) is very good. I use it. Cheers

In Make Your Own Gear » Back mesh fabric
April 03, 3:36am

Re: Re: Comments
Hi James > a refueling attachment that will fit it for propane. Ooh yes! But I have some reservations about whether they might do that. You might have to MYOG. Cheers

In Editor's Roundtable » ISPO 2015: Part 2
April 02, 4:11pm

Re: Want stove that can boil H2O in a wide-mouth stainless steel bottle
Well, ANY stove can do that. Just apply heat. The Pocket Rocket you mentioned is one of the worst stoves I have ever seen, so I suggest something else. Maybe the BRS-3000T we recently reviewed? ...

In Multiple Use Gear » Want stove that can boil H2O in a wide-mouth stainless steel bottle
April 02, 4:08pm

Re: "Iridium GO! First Look"
> (GO! is battery life limited to tracking for less than a day). Oh good! Then the battery will go flat. And the high weight will be more useful as a buriable tent stake. > if employers...

In Editor's Roundtable » Iridium GO! First Look
April 02, 4:03pm

Re: Alps trek. Where to start?
> Circuit around Mont Blanc The Tour du Mont Blanc or TMB is quite popular, but the accomodation available can handle it. In fact, the accommodation on any of the popular routes can handle the ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Alps trek. Where to start?
April 01, 4:35pm

Re: Exped Down Mat with a busted baffle
OK, they replaced the busted one. Good customer support. I wouldn't destroy the busted one. I would keep the fabric, the valves and the down as 'spare parts'. Cheers

In GEAR » Exped Down Mat with a busted baffle
April 01, 4:10pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Long-term water usage in California
> Japan is stable but has had poor economy for decades, but it's a lot more complicated > than slow growth. I question the idea that they have a 'poor economy'. They have a ST...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Sierra Snowpack 2015
March 31, 1:16am

Spam filter?
Have you checked your spam filter? Cheers

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Not Receiving PMs
March 30, 3:09pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Primus Winter Gas Introduction
Hi Stuart > Why is Winter Gas better? Laws of physics - it is not any better. Pure spin to get rid of the batch they bought. Cheers

In GEAR » has anyone tested the new Primus winter gas?
March 30, 3:06pm

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