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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
My Website URLhttp://www.bushwalking.org.au/FAQ/

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All Forum Posts by Roger Caffin

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Re: Re: HOLD UP!!
Hi Pierre > The curvature of the pole simply does not make the base of a cone... Why not? OK, so when you bend the pole it will look like a parabola, not a semi-circle. But that does not ...

In Make Your Own Gear » myog mountaineering cuben tunnel tent?
September 03, 6:24pm

Re: Re: It's that time of year again......hunting season
> blaze orange baseball cap or beanie Yeah, that should be a good enough target to aim at. Cheers

In Make Your Own Gear » It's that time of year again......hunting season
September 03, 3:38pm

Re: Have you ever gotten sick after filtering water?
> We used an MSR Miniworks and a Sawyer Squeeze to filter our water from the local > untested water sources up there. Unfortunately, Brittany found herself very sick > about one day afte...

In GEAR » Have you ever gotten sick after filtering water?
September 03, 3:36pm

Re: Backpacking in the French Alps
> While some of the huts offer food, I can't imagine they'd have anything vegetarian I think most Refuges (and all hotels) will be able to offer a vegetarian meal, especially if you let...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Backpacking in the French Alps
September 03, 5:30am

Re: New Zealand form October to December
Have a look at the background to your avatar. Not a lot of trees there. The higher parts of NZ are a bit like that. Might be some problems with a hammock. Wet - yeah, always. Cheers

In Gear Lists » New Zealand form October to December
September 03, 12:48am

Re: regular ccf pad under large inflatable pad.
Foam may be more comfy on top, but putting the foam underneath protects the air mat a lot more. Cheers

In GEAR » regular ccf pad under large inflatable pad.
September 02, 3:08pm

Re: Aluminum vs carbon trekking poles
> I am looking for reasons people pick aluminum or carbon. Weight. Cheers

In GEAR » Aluminum vs carbon trekking poles
September 01, 11:53pm

Re: Great response, thanks everyone!
Hi Cesar Yes, fine needles - I use #60. Also try to buy some Amann Rasant 120 thread - it is excellent stuff. Cheers

In Make Your Own Gear » Old sewing maching broke down. Kindly recommend me a new one please?
September 01, 3:33pm

Re: Problem solved - I think?
> there was a bit of varnish or sludge on the needle bar. Yeah, been there once before. Bought a cheap Asian (Taiwan or Japan?) sewing machine in the very early 70s. It wouldn't sew much a...

In Make Your Own Gear » Thread Loops on top of fabric when sewing in reverse and at low speeds
September 01, 3:11pm

Re: Re: Re: valve
> Lethal? Yeah. Read the review. CO levels of 500 - 1000 ppm are lethal in any confined space. Compare with a Snow Peak GST-100: <5 ppm Cheers

In GEAR » Jetboil MiniMo, First Look
September 01, 5:13am

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