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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 Lifestraw
> it was tested in a bunch of places in African and failed at what its designed for. I think that is a completely misleading summary of the article. What they found was that the users didn&#...

In GEAR » Sawyer Mini versus LifeStraw
November 03, 2:08pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Are we just kidding ourselves with our chemical water treatments?
Hi Nick > I once did a hike with some guys and two Steripens wouldn't work! But why wouldn't they? User error may be? The modern Steripens are very effective and very reliable - w...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Are we just kidding ourselves with our chemical water treatments?
November 03, 2:03pm

Re: Business article with minor details of Golite's liquidation.
Sounds to me as though he got way out of his depth in financial (mis)management. Happens to founders quite often. Cheers

In GEAR » Is GoLite going out of biz?
November 03, 1:55pm

Re: $2 wax gasification stove
Hi Russell That would make a rather good Article for BPL. Could I persuade you to write one? I can help with the editing if needed. Cheers Roger@backpackinglight.com

In Make Your Own Gear » $2 wax gasification stove
November 03, 2:13am

Re: Hiking With Trail Runners In New England
> Heavy stiff shoes waste energy and can contribute to leg fractures. > There are many experts that would disagree, They are not experts, just sheep following the leather boot sales forc...

In GEAR » Hiking With Trail Runners In New England
November 02, 1:29pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Product use update
Hi Justin Can't say I agree with you. From my reading of the literature, it seems that the consumer-grade silicone coatings are actually slightly soluble in water, and they are soft. They ar...

In GEAR » which waterproofing agent?
November 01, 2:15pm

Re: # 3 zipper on a sleeping bag?
#3 zips are what I use on everything - that and some sensible care in use. Cheers

In GEAR » # 3 zipper on a sleeping bag?
November 01, 2:09pm

Re: treatments
> You fail to see, that cryptosporidium simply is not a problem. We can ignore it, > until people get sick from it. To paraphrase that: You fail to see, that death simply is not a proble...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Are we just kidding ourselves with our chemical water treatments?
November 01, 2:07pm

Re: reply from Snow Peak
Hi Katy I am going to call B******T on what Snow Peak wrote. Whoever wrote it was NOT a techie who knows stoves - imho. > Some, typically cheaper, fuel canisters have poorly cut threads A...

In GEAR » Snow Peak LiteMax stove malfunction? or was it the canister's fault? or maybe just my own stupidity?
November 01, 2:50am

Re: Re: Are we just kidding ourselves with our chemical water treatments?
> inviting water streaming through woods full of wildlife, and fed by drainage from > farmland, cow pastures, etc. contaminated with feces, probably pesticides, > herbicides, dead bodies...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Are we just kidding ourselves with our chemical water treatments?
October 31, 3:29pm

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