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

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All Forum Posts by Roger Caffin

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Re: Newbie seekig gear help for a trip to AU and NZ
> as south as NZ/Tassie and as north as QLD. At the S end, you can have -10 C and gale force winds with snow. At the N end you can have 40 C. Could be tricky finding a single lot of gear for ...

In GEAR » Newbie seekig gear help for a trip to AU and NZ
March 21, 2:38pm

Re: Hijacked by Pencils
Well, very generous idea, for which many thanks. But what about those who do not have and do not want a Kindle? (Or a smart phone?) A PDF version would be really nice ... Cheers

In Gear Deals » Hijacked by Pencils
March 20, 3:30pm

Re: Creative Clothing Solutions for GF
> You'd think she'd be thrilled with me spending money to ensure her comfort, but she > just jokes that I'm her expensive little girlfriend. I think you have missed the whole ...

In Gear Lists » Creative Clothing Solutions for GF
March 19, 4:28pm

Mod comment
Yeah, I am aware of the 3 threads. The vendor seems to have sold some items without any claims of non-delivery posted here at BPL. That is encouraging. I can understand the communications problem...

In Gear Swap » GoLite Shangri-La 5 + Adrenaline Down Bag + Patagonia Down Jacket & Down Hoody + adidas 3-Layer-GORE-ACTIVE-SHELL Jacket + Exped Bivy-Ponchos, Silva Solar-Charger...NEW STUFF & PRICE DROP
March 19, 4:22pm

Re: Help! Plans/Gear are tanking due to changing temps
Eh, give it a go. But keep your head warm in bed - very important. Your head will not feel cold, but your feet might. Yeah, warm pad is essential. Cheers

In GEAR » Help! Plans/Gear are tanking due to changing temps
March 18, 2:47pm

Re: SOTM shoes for JMT-ish stuff
What other people are wearing really means nothing - for you. Above all else, you should first find out what size and what width your feet are, and then quite ruthlessly look only at that size and...

In GEAR » SOTM shoes for JMT-ish stuff
March 18, 1:55am

Are you an expert?
Now, once you have mastered the ancient art of splicing rope, it is time to move on to the next level. Now try putting an eye splice in 1/2" 3-strand steel cable! Yes, 'they' used ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Make Your Own Gear: Tarp Guylines
March 14, 3:11am

Re: How do you ship your backpack?
Go to your local supermarket and get a couple of empty cardboard boxes, and a roll of 2" packaging tape. Chop boxes to suit the pack, and tape up. I have shipped many packs, both empty and f...

In GEAR » How do you ship your backpack?
March 11, 2:41pm

Write up and pics of Larapinta Trail
There's a write-up and some small pics at http://www.bushwalking.org.au/bushwalking/BWWinter06.pdf Cheers

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Larapinta Trail
March 11, 3:56am

Re: Trails for a broader public
> The situation in Europe is different - there is no real wilderness left like in the US. Well, maybe not below 2,000 m. But try up in any alpine region in a storm ... :-) We did the Vogel r...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiking and wild camping in Europe: Legal aspects
March 11, 3:35am

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