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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: Re: Re: Re: By the spec
Hi Billy Best wishes for your father. cheers

In Editor's Roundtable » 2014 Staff Picks
January 06, 1:18am

Re: Re: Re: new site
Hi Ryan > There are tons of things that go on here that would not be allowed on other sites. If you see something which you think is not appropriate - use the Report button. I don't guar...

In Editor's Roundtable » 2014 Staff Picks
January 05, 3:58pm

Re: DWR treatment question
Yep, do it in advance - exactly what Andy wrote. But I will add some emphasis to the bit about washing the gear first, with a zero-residue detergent such as Atsko Sport Wash. Unless the gear is ...

In GEAR » DWR treatment question
January 05, 2:25pm

Re: The US too.
Looks like certain well-known American Senators and shock jocks to me. 'Endangered: No' 'Deadly: Yes' 'Good for America? Absolutely not!' Yep, fits to a T. Cheers

In On the Web » Large Carnivores Getting Comfy in Europe
January 05, 2:21pm

Re: Kovea Spider
> the pros/cons of going to a canister stove for melting snow and I think I've > narrowed it down to the Kovea Spider or the MSR reactor. Highly biased Roger opinion: I would always ...

In Editor's Roundtable » 2014 Staff Picks
January 05, 1:25pm

Re: Re: Re: 2014 Staff survivors
> Symptomatic of the downward spiral? I do NOT handle any of BPL's finances, nor do I have any of the financial data ... Yes, you could call it a downwards spiral. I believe that would...

In Editor's Roundtable » 2014 Staff Picks
January 04, 5:23pm

Re: Re: 2014 Staff Picks
Hi Donna > Get some women on the team and have them do some gear reviews as well. OK, I will call you on that one. Write some gear reviews yourself! Seriously - I have asked several fem...

In Editor's Roundtable » 2014 Staff Picks
January 04, 1:13pm

Re: xpac in the cold
XPac frame pack, many years in the snow. Several weights of material. No problems. Cheers

In GEAR » xpac in the cold
January 04, 2:00am

Re: Large Carnivores Getting Comfy in Europe
So far we have seen many vultures and large raptors, one bear and one wild boar in Europe. No wolves. Cheers

In On the Web » Large Carnivores Getting Comfy in Europe
January 04, 1:58am

Re: Re: Ice axe
Hi Monty I had a look at the Saucony Xodus. Yes, they look nice, BUT 'width medium' - which usually means a D fitting. That would be pain and suffering for me: I'm a 4E. It seems Sau...

In Editor's Roundtable » 2014 Staff Picks
January 04, 1:37am

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