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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: Great Article, Interesting Tech
> it would be nice to pop the cell out of my headlamp in the daytime to purify my water. Now that is something I would try hard to never do. Why? Because there would be a serious risk of kil...

In Editor's Roundtable » RapidPure Filters Review
September 24, 10:29pm

Re: How do you know when your rapid pure becomes a rapid dodgy?
Hi Andy and Colin Good questions. I will try to ask RapidPure for comment. Cheers

In Editor's Roundtable » RapidPure Filters Review
September 24, 7:00pm

Re: Re: Re: Additional feedback on stove so far
Hi Ivar That's why I went for 3-ply. Readily available, insulating, light-weight, non-melting, CHEAP ... Cheers

In Editor's Roundtable » The Evolution of a Winter Stove - Part 4 - Lessons Learnt
September 24, 5:23pm

Re: Capacity
Hi Colin > its remaining life cannot be estimated by the user because of variations in source waters, No argument. So maybe, when the filter element looks a bit discoloured and it is seve...

In Editor's Roundtable » RapidPure Filters Review
September 24, 5:20pm

Re: Steripen and iPhone light - baby's bottles!
I don't use a baby's bottle, but it occurred to me that someone could make a lot of money with the BPL crowd selling the App and iphone custom case with special adapter for heating baby'...

In GEAR » Steripen and iPhone light
September 24, 5:15pm

Re: Re: Re: units?
Hi Ross Yes, I think you are missing the whole point. The RP filters give about ten times more flow than the Sawyer filters at the same pressure. Cheers

In Editor's Roundtable » RapidPure Filters Review
September 24, 4:33pm

Re: Capacity
Hi Colin > the RapidPure filter should start to allow pathogens to pass through at the end of > its life, when all of the positively charged sites on the media are occupied. Technically...

In Editor's Roundtable » RapidPure Filters Review
September 24, 4:31pm

Re: units?
Hi Michael > add some units to the axes OOPS! The units are givin in the text - litres and minutes, but not on the graphs themselves. I will see if I can fix that. Thanks -------------...

In Editor's Roundtable » RapidPure Filters Review
September 24, 4:18pm

Re: Any relation to the "Travel Tap"?
Hi David > http://www.drinksafe-systems.co.uk/ Yeah, NOT a very helpful web site. Very spin-oriented, which never impresses me. Usually just makes me suspicious. They make lots of claims,...

In Editor's Roundtable » RapidPure Filters Review
September 24, 4:16pm

Re: Summary?
Hi Tom > if you would recommend this system for the light-weight or ultralight-weight backpacker. Short answer: to each his own. OK, that does not help! Yes, I think I could recommend t...

In Editor's Roundtable » RapidPure Filters Review
September 24, 4:06pm

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