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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: backups for deleted posts
Hi ben > Roger - Mandatory data retention is just around the corner -- if not here already. :) You want to know something funny about that one? It does not apply to gmail, AOL, or other OVER...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Gear weight vs safety and preparedness
February 18, 1:30am

Re: Re: Cuben tunnel... Done
Hi Sam > Should you have any interest in trying 5 layer filament wound carbon arrow shafts, > using carbon inner ferrules, for the poles, please let me know - I'll share the > so...

In Make Your Own Gear » myog mountaineering cuben tunnel tent?
February 17, 9:34pm

Re: Re: Re: Cuben tunnel... Done
Hi Pierre Yes, the Fibratex wrapped fabric poles are more bendy. If you can get the required curvature with them, I will be interested. Mind you, keeping one bend at the peak means less chance o...

In Make Your Own Gear » myog mountaineering cuben tunnel tent?
February 17, 9:32pm

Re: Caldera Cone as windscreen for Kovea Spider stove?
Hi Doug I am sure you know you should never use a Caldera Cone with an upright canister stove becasue the canister will quickly overheat, but I will repeat that here for others. Yes, you coul...

In GEAR » Caldera Cone as windscreen for Kovea Spider stove?
February 17, 1:33pm

Re: Re: Affect of global warming not well known
Hi Rog > because governments have wasted too many billions No argument there. It is in the nature of politicians to do this. > not enough on building more reservoirs. I will dispute ...

In Chaff » The Carbon Flame War
February 17, 2:41am

backups for deleted posts
Oh, we rely on the NSA for our backups. They copy everything. Cheers

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Gear weight vs safety and preparedness
February 17, 1:39am

Re: Re: BPA Again -
> I still want to know if my 20 year old Nalgenes are still leaching. Nah - it's all in you by now ... Cheers

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » BPA Again -
February 16, 7:35pm

Re: Steripen Classic 3: Spotlite Review
Worth remembering: if the electrolyte in the cell contains water, it is going to freeze just below 0 C. That tends to slow things down a bit. Cheers

In Editor's Roundtable » Steripen Classic 3: Spotlite Review
February 16, 3:13pm

Impressive
Hi Pierre Well, I am impressed. Mind you, I want to see photos of it in the snow too! Mitten hooks for the inner tent - neat idea. I used standard silnylon for the sleeves - it seems strong ...

In Make Your Own Gear » myog mountaineering cuben tunnel tent?
February 16, 3:02pm

Ah, but ...
You won't convince the conspiracy theorists. You CAN'T convince them... But the mfrs sure sold a lot of replacement water bottles etc for a few years. Very nice boost to sales. Cheers

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » BPA Again -
February 16, 2:57pm

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