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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.bushwalking.org.au/FAQ/

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All Forum Posts by Roger Caffin

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Re: Re: Re: Water Bottles & Firelighting Supplies
Hi David > I'm preparing for a worst case scenario where I'm essentially immobile for some reason ... > potentially life-saving insurance for zombie apocolypses OK, that's f...

In Gear Lists » Comfortable & Safe 3-Season UL Gear List
February 15, 2:34pm

Re: Re: Steripen Classic 3: Spotlite Review - question
Hi Doug > the insert to the Steripen recommends rechargeable NiMH instead of lithium for cold weather Um - can you help me here? I can't find that recommendation, but perhaps I didn...

In Editor's Roundtable » Steripen Classic 3: Spotlite Review
February 15, 2:24pm

Re: Water Bottles & Firelighting Supplies
Hi David "Rocket-base" - standard (industry) term. They are as BobG noted. Extremely robust, by law (for shipping). > I've had Bics fail me in wet and/or windy conditions Di...

In Gear Lists » Comfortable & Safe 3-Season UL Gear List
February 15, 1:43am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Comfortable & Safe 3-Season UL Gear List
The BIG difference imho between the UL Al bottles and a rocket-base PET bottle of 1.25 L capacity is durability. I can drop a full PET bottle 6 m onto hardish ground and it will bounce and not ...

In Gear Lists » Comfortable & Safe 3-Season UL Gear List
February 14, 10:53pm

Re: "Microscopic organisms are everywhere, you can't escape them."
Thank you Sam. When is the funeral? Cheers

In Editor's Roundtable » Steripen Classic 3: Spotlite Review
February 14, 7:04pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re Whambulance
Hi Jake > mostly it is scrapes and blisters. With the occasional cut. But overall, exactly. My FAK, *PRE*-BPL, would have allowed my to perform open heart surgery, with survival of the pa...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Gear weight vs safety and preparedness
February 14, 3:58pm

Re: Re: Re Whambulance
Hi Jake Your FAK looks like mine, except I also have one tiny container of BFI in there and another tiny container of butesin picrate. Nalge 4 mL bottles - tiny. BFI: bismuth formic iodide, sur...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Gear weight vs safety and preparedness
February 14, 1:52pm

Re: Re: How do you organize your gear?
> There is one large pile of sleeping bags, all fluffed up. Yes, but ... which room, and how high is the pile? Cheers

In GEAR » How do you organize your gear?
February 13, 10:39pm

Re: Re: Gear Weight v. Safety
Ralph gets a Brownie Point. Cheers

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Gear weight vs safety and preparedness
February 13, 10:38pm

Re: Re: Boycott
> "Natural particle-based thermoreactive nano-coating infrared energy natural catalyst > utilizes emitted heat particles coated transmitting high-infrared spectrum absorbed > infrar...

In GEAR » Outdoor Retailer Winter Market - insulation and fabric innovations
February 13, 10:31pm

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