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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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All Forum Posts by Roger Caffin

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Re: Re: Re: BRS-3000T stove
OK, I'll pay that one as REALLY ingenious! Congratulations. Cheers

In Editor's Roundtable » BRS-3000T stove Spotlite Review
May 22, 7:03pm

Re: How about maps?
> It seems some editions are out of print (including 22 and 24, which cover Gavernie > and Vielha-Salardu). There are no reasonably priced versions available online in > the UK. I beli...

In Pre-Trip Planning » HRP mid sections in early July - Snow and wayfinding?
May 22, 6:56pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: "pronation control"
Hi Ben You are going several steps too far. A common mistake, which science is well aware of. ONE person is suggesting that changes in toe bone size starting 40k BPE mean that humans had star...

In GEAR » 100 Mile Wilderness: Shoe selection
May 21, 10:19pm

Status Update
For those who have ordered and are waiting, and for those wondering: Burners: FMS116T some ordered, due FMS300T BRS-3000T some ordered, due Stove body material in hand M3 SS screws s...

In Gear Deals » More Winter Stoves becoming available
May 21, 4:34am

Re: Colors options of Cuben
I recommend octiron. Cheers

In GEAR » Colors options of Cuben
May 21, 4:16am

Re: HRP mid sections in early July - Snow and wayfinding?
Snow pack is variable. You should allow for a good cover for the first few weeks. It might be there, or it might not. If there is snow, forget about finding the track. It will not be visible, an...

In Pre-Trip Planning » HRP mid sections in early July - Snow and wayfinding?
May 21, 4:15am

Re: 100 Mile Wilderness: Shoe selection
Hi Willie > Pronation control is that darker denser foam on the side of this shoe you reviewed favorably. Nope. 'Pronation control' is a Nike concept which New Balance does not su...

In GEAR » 100 Mile Wilderness: Shoe selection
May 19, 5:01pm

Re: help anyone? I'm upside down and the waterfalls are falling sideways
Hi Katherine Your camera thinks it knows what it is doing, and will save your image in a certain format. Yes, that is JPG, but the file has an orientation. It may also have tags which say which ...

In User Test Forum » K test
May 19, 4:36pm

Re: Re: Re: "pronation control"
> the last 40,000 of those 100K the human feet have evolved in shoes Really? Enlighten me please as to the evidence. To be sure, people sometimes wore moccasins, but they are soft and shap...

In GEAR » 100 Mile Wilderness: Shoe selection
May 19, 5:21am

Re: Is 7075-T6 Bendable without Special Tools?
> can I bend 7075-T6 aluminum without any special tools Yes for T6, but distribute the bend! Curve it over something large. Now T9, as Easton uses - that's harder, but still possible. ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Help Finding Lighter Aluminum Stays for Pack
May 18, 5:12pm

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