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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: Personal Locator Beacons? Do I need one?
> I always have my wife with me. My own built-in rescue service ... Seems like this has rung a few bells. It works for us. "We took risks. We knew we took them. Things have come out...

In GEAR » Personal Locator Beacons? Do I need one?
June 24, 4:27pm

Re: How low in Temp can you go SUL?
If you trawl through our archives far enough, you will find a long saga about how Ryan J went SUL (ie <5 lb) in the snow once for a weekend. His biggest problem was that it was too WARM - and th...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » How low in Temp can you go SUL?
June 24, 4:08pm

Re: shoes to carry 25 lbs over pyrenees terrain(rocky)?
Any WELL-FITTING low-cut light-weight joggers will do just fine. Just make sure they are big AND WIDE enough becasue your feet will swell over time. Some nice thick wool-blend socks are great sup...

In GEAR » shoes to carry 25 lbs over pyrenees terrain(rocky)?
June 24, 4:01pm

Re: France's GR34 Coast Path
> and the patisseries outstanding You forgot about the French bread and French cheeses! Cheers

In Pre-Trip Planning » Looking for insight into walking in the Brittany region of France ... GR34 Coast Path, GR37 Central Brittany, GR 39 Trans Brittany
June 24, 2:11am

Re: Re: Re: What do you expect?
Hi Cameron I agree with a lot of what you are saying, but I think you may be missing the real gripe. It's the misuse of the words 'ultra-light' and so on for heavy car-camping gear w...

In GEAR » Thoughts on new REI EVRGRN line, catalogs, offers and light polluting tents...
June 24, 2:02am

Re: Heavy-shmeavy
> How about the weight of the extra material needed for a roll-top closure, webbing and buckles? Huh? How about a silnylon throat, a 1 mm string drawcord (no plastric lock), and a silnylon or ...

In Multiple Use Gear » Pack Lids as fanny packs
June 24, 1:51am

Re: Terramar Thermasilk - cold?
We use silk for SB liners to keep the down clean, but not for wearing as clothing in bed. Yes, can be a bit cool. (I should add: we also use UL synthetics for liners.) Cheers

In GEAR » Terramar Thermasilk - cold?
June 24, 1:46am

Re: Personal Locator Beacons? Do I need one?
Hi Mike in a light-hearted spirit: >Which can also be said about carbon fiber poles, Titanium, Cuben Fiber, and high tech trail runners ... We don't carry trekking poles. Titanium is...

In GEAR » Personal Locator Beacons? Do I need one?
June 24, 1:41am

Deal
Hi Gary Cute idea. Exclusive to BPL members. Consider yourself 'not-whapped'. :-) cheers Roger Caffin

In Gear Deals » BPL exclusive--BRS-3000T Jetboil pot riser disk
June 23, 4:48pm

Re: Re: Camping to close for comfort
> I also suspect that some people ... actually rather prefer, to be around others at > night to help ease their fear of the boogeyman. Not that they would ever admit it. Yep, I think there...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Camping to close for comfort
June 23, 4:43pm

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