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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: Re: Re: Favorite Powdered Electrolyte Drinks?
Hi Ian > many of our meals are lacking in this category so I guess I fail to understand how > managing our electrolyte levels by whatever means necessary equals a lack of common > sen...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Favorite Powdered Electrolyte Drinks?
July 21, 6:01am

Re: Re: Re: why not a hammock?
> Hammocks ARE the civilized way to sleep in the woods, Bit hard using a hammock with my wife at 3,000 m in the snow in bad weather... Cheers

In Philosophy & Technique » People who don't enjoy camping
July 21, 5:56am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Jetboil in the wind: Doing the Jetboil Shuffle
Hi Bob > Besides conserving the fuel, I was avoiding the fireball. > my cooking team had used one-third less fuel than any of the other teams. I think this illustrates the problem very...

In GEAR » Canister failure: has this happened to you?
July 19, 4:42pm

Re: Re: Why is this forum so inactive?
> there's not much to discuss about SUL that isn't relevant to regular ULers. What he wrote. Cheers

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Why is this forum so inactive?
July 19, 4:20pm

Re: Re: Ground sheet question
What Jerry said, especially about rain getting on top of the groundsheet! Cheers

In GEAR » Ground sheet question
July 19, 4:16pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Jetboil in the wind: Doing the Jetboil Shuffle
Hi Bob > if you are getting a fireball, you are doing it all wrong and wasting fuel as well. Oh, I agree in principle, but have you read the official MSR instructions for lighting the XGK? T...

In GEAR » Canister failure: has this happened to you?
July 18, 8:58pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Jetboil in the wind: Doing the Jetboil Shuffle
> White gas stoves would be allowed also. My understanding is that in many cases they are not allowed. The hazard with them lies not in the normal running but in the fireball priming. Cheers

In GEAR » Canister failure: has this happened to you?
July 18, 4:10pm

Re: Re: Re: Jetboil in the wind: Doing the Jetboil Shuffle
Hi Dan > This question goes to Roger or anyone else who has experience with a full canister > laid on it's side. > Will it squirt liquid fuel? Yes, of course it will squirt out...

In GEAR » Canister failure: has this happened to you?
July 18, 4:55am

Re: Canister fuel. How many boils?
We have covered this in many threads and quite a few articles. However, once again: a 450 g canister is enough fuel for my wife and myself for all cooking for 2 weeks. This has been repeatedly t...

In GEAR » Canister fuel. How many boils?
July 17, 4:14pm

Re: Connected on the trail - The future roadmap
> Battery life will double every two years. Dream on!!!!! It won't. Moores law does not apply to batteries - as every mfr has found out. > Handheld devices will take a leap in techno...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Connected on the trail
July 17, 4:12pm

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