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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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BPL email: roger@backpackinglight.com
CitySydney
StateNSW
CountryAustralia
My Website URLhttp://www.bushwalking.org.au/FAQ/

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All Forum Posts by Roger Caffin

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Re: Thanks
Hi Lawson 0.020" ~= 0.5 mm. Yeah, that's about what I used. Maybe 0.55 mm. Now, the holes. A couple of things to consider here. A big thing is the type of snow and the overnight temp...

In Gear Deals » Titanium Sand/Snow Stakes
March 25, 12:11am

Re: The Wedge (A new Tent)
'more artistic' is about the only asset it has imho. Cheers

In GEAR » The Wedge (A new Tent)
March 24, 11:53pm

Re: Re: Re: Yep
> But you can read PDF and TXT files on a Kindle (and DOC/DOCX files, RTF files and more). So what? I don't have a Kindle. I don't want a Kindle. But I can read TXT and PDF on anythi...

In Gear Deals » Hijacked by Pencils
March 24, 11:44pm

Re: Titanium Sand/Snow Stakes
Hi lawson Can I suggest you do NOT put all those holes in the stakes for snow? You don't save much weight, and the holes can make them really hard to extract. I put no holes in my Ti stakes....

In Gear Deals » Titanium Sand/Snow Stakes
March 23, 8:20pm

Re: About to buy my first sewing machine….
Hi Jen What kind of thread? Well, what are you sewing??? That does matter a LOT. I use standard Gutermann for clothing - lots of matching colours, but I won't use it on silnylon or UL fab...

In Make Your Own Gear » About to buy my first sewing machine….
March 23, 8:17pm

Re: Dying wool?
Wool will take dye very well, but you would be well advised to do it COLD, with very little agitation. Or it felts up. Cheers

In Make Your Own Gear » Dying wool?
March 23, 1:51am

Re: tarp
Hi Howard Are you buying or selling I wonder? Cheers

In Gear Swap » tarp
March 21, 8:10pm

Re: Color camping photo ... from Tsarist Russia
Colour photography in 1909? Apparently so. But amazingly high quality for 1909. Cheers

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Color camping photo ... from Tsarist Russia
March 21, 3:00pm

Re: Yep
Hi Lanian My concern is that Kindle format is what we called a 'closed' format, as opposed to 'open' formats like PDF or even TXT. History shows that closed systems always die ou...

In Gear Deals » Hijacked by Pencils
March 21, 2:55pm

Re: Stairways of San Francisco - 568 Stairways in 4 Days
Unreal! My compliments. Cheers

In Post-Trip Reports » Stairways of San Francisco - 568 Stairways in 4 Days
March 21, 2:47pm

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