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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: I want this filter?
> you can't tell when the rapid pure is no longer effective. it's useless. I am sure there are lots of competitors who who like to think so. But such a sweeping statement is rarely su...

In Editor's Roundtable » RapidPure Filters Review
September 28, 7:37pm

More updates, re tannin
I gather from RapidPure that they are aware of the problem with tannic acid. I have been told they are trying to do something about this. IF they succeed, they will let me know and I will report on...

In Editor's Roundtable » RapidPure Filters Review
September 26, 3:00am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Additional feedback on stove so far
Hi kevin > So again, roger, I don't think that guy's stove base is going to melt. Oh, you are probably right there. I hope. > a matter of context regarding winter conditions in...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Evolution of a Winter Stove - Part 4 - Lessons Learnt
September 26, 2:55am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Additional feedback on stove so far
Hi Bob > There is also the cost factor. Liquid fuel like white gas is a lot cheaper to burn. Yes, but ... Cost of a canister for the weekend: $5? Cost of car fuel to get to and from trail...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Evolution of a Winter Stove - Part 4 - Lessons Learnt
September 25, 4:45pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Additional feedback on stove so far
Hi Kevin Far too many assumptions there, and mostly wrong. >2 people would likely use a larger pot, You do NOT need a larger pot. I use a 1.5 L pot which works fine. As snow melts into wa...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Evolution of a Winter Stove - Part 4 - Lessons Learnt
September 25, 3:50pm

Re: filter filtering
Hi Karl > It should be easy to make a solution of a common bacteria and run tests to check. It > would be very difficult to do for viruses. It is easy to plate and check agar plates. T...

In Editor's Roundtable » RapidPure Filters Review
September 25, 3:29pm

RapidPure response to Questions
Official reply: 'Regarding freezing as long as the filter element is not wet when frozen there are no problems. If the filter element is wet and freezes we can not say there will not be damage...

In Editor's Roundtable » RapidPure Filters Review
September 25, 5:26am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Additional feedback on stove so far
> This stove wouldn't be used for melting snowwater for more than 2 people max Chuckle. Never bet on something you don't know. Cheers

In Editor's Roundtable » The Evolution of a Winter Stove - Part 4 - Lessons Learnt
September 24, 11:43pm

Re: Re: Re: Steripen and iPhone light - baby's bottles!
Hi RogerDodger Imitation is the ... All good fun and not meant as mockery. It's raining (kinda hard) here and I am stuck inside. Cheers

In GEAR » Steripen and iPhone light
September 24, 11:40pm

Re: Re: Re-shockcording Tent Poles - What type & length of shock cord to use?
All of what Daryl wrote - definitely! Cheers

In GEAR » Re-shockcording Tent Poles - What type & length of shock cord to use?
September 24, 11:38pm

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