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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
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All Forum Posts by Roger Caffin

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Re: Leaky Tent and dew point
> we started having water leak in through the side of the bathtub floor - a couple inches > off the ground. Ah, but where was the water coming from? If the beads of water were formin...

In GEAR » Leaky Tent
August 27, 5:01pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Bumping Not Allowed People
> There was a thread yesterday in gear swap that had 7 straight bumps. Well, yes, but can you find that thread today? Cheers

In Gear Swap » Bumping Not Allowed People
August 27, 4:47pm

Re: Other approaches - no sewing?
Let's get really creative here and look at real alternatives. (Sewing those seams looks a bit horrible to me.) Many years ago I made up some quilts which turned into another one of my MYOG a...

In Make Your Own Gear » Delta Karo Step?
August 27, 4:41pm

Re: Delta Karo Step?
Seems it could be rather tricky getting every little baffle correctly aligned on the second surface, which might make it completely uneconomic to make in Asia? But my bigger concern is getting t...

In Make Your Own Gear » Delta Karo Step?
August 27, 4:23pm

Re: Are all inflatable pads measured by their deflated dimensions?
> Why is measuring the packed (aka, useless) dimensions acceptable for this genre? A very good question, but I can think of a number of answers. Because that is a measurement which anyone ca...

In GEAR » Are all inflatable pads measured by their deflated dimensions?
August 27, 1:08am

Re: Re: Gear for freezing rain
> wool is warm when damp. Bit of a myth there. The heat liberated is negligeable, and wet wool is little different from wet synthetic - excpet it takes days to dry. Cheers

In GEAR » Gear for freezing rain
August 26, 6:37pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: When do white gas stoves quit working?
Hi Bob > In that case, nitrile, One reference says the temperature range for nitrile is -40° to +225° F, -40 C to +143 C, but this is a bigger range than most others suggest. A second re...

In GEAR » Winter Stove Discussion - 2014
August 26, 6:34pm

Re: Packing a wet single wall tent
Give it a good shake and roll it. Pack on outside of main body of pack. Air later on in day, or pitch in the evening and wipe down interior. PU-coated nylon can/will absorb quite a bit of water ...

In GEAR » Packing a wet single wall tent
August 26, 6:25pm

Re: Re: Re: When do white gas stoves quit working?
Hi Bob > but common 70 durometer silicone is good down to -65F, True, but silicone O-rings are rather porous and are not recommended for use with hydrocarbons. I guess you could try using t...

In GEAR » Winter Stove Discussion - 2014
August 26, 4:57am

Re: Advice and therapy for a broken ankle
What's the loose screw doing in there? Lost/forgotten by the surgeon? Cheers PS: let it heal.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Advice and therapy for a broken ankle
August 26, 4:53am

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