BPL Community Profile

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/

You cannot send this user a personal message (PM) because they have not specified a PM email address yet.

All Forum Posts by Roger Caffin

Showing 161 - 170 of 8998 | Page: 1 ...8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 ...900
 

Post

Forum » Thread

Re: Re: AT Nordic
> With the Vector BCs you could get down most anything in most any conditions, if you have to. Oh, I can get down anything if I have to. I just might not be upright (or conscious) at the bott...

In Editor's Roundtable » AT Nordic Ski Systems: Discovering the Best of Backcountry Nordic and Alpine Touring Systems Through Hybridization
February 19, 2:26pm

Re: Have you done surgery on your trail runners?
Hi Mark Not so fast with blaming your feet. The problem may be a mismatch between your feet and whatever shoes you were trying, with neither feet nor shoes being at fault. Let me explain. Fee...

In GEAR » Have you done surgery on you trail runners?
February 19, 2:20pm

Re: Philippines
Hi Eric Yes, you mentioned the Philippines, but the levels of corruption at the Customs and Bureaucracy levels seem to me to be more than I could handle. OK, I am a wimp. Cheers

In GEAR » The CAFFIN tents come!
February 18, 10:33pm

Re: Re: Kite lines
Hi Jim > Perhaps minimal stretch also? Well, maybe, but since all those modern synthetics don't have a real lot of stretch anyhow they probably don't even think about it. Cheers

In Make Your Own Gear » Spectra, dacron, kevlar line discussion
February 18, 1:46pm

Re: 1210
Trace Are you checking the New Balance web site or a distributor's web site? I have no idea what a distributor might be doing - THEY might stop selling a model for any reason. Cheers

In Editor's Roundtable » New Balance Leadville MT1210 Runners Review
February 18, 1:44pm

Re: Asthma
You need to check this very carefully with your doctor, but rather than resort to steroids, which are always very chancy imho, you could try carrying a Ventolin inhaler. Walk as much as you can wit...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Asthma
February 18, 1:37pm

Re: Discontinued
> As far as I can tell these are discontinued now .... not on NB site Not according to NB themselves. And I just bought 3 pairs in my size from their new stock. OK for 2014 they say. Oh well. ...

In Editor's Roundtable » New Balance Leadville MT1210 Runners Review
February 18, 12:31am

Re: How much weight will I shed if I start trimming the straps on my pack (Lowe Alpine Zepton 50?)
3/8 of 2/10ths of stuff all. It really is not worth while. And bother the philosophy! Fwiiw: I cut off 2.5" from my wife's hip belt strap once. That was in the middle of nowhere, on a v...

In GEAR » How much weight will I shed if I start trimming the straps on my pack (Lowe Alpine Zepton 50?)
February 18, 12:29am

Re: Re: Industry motivations
> But somwhere somebody thought that the changes would increase sales, profitability on > that item, or serve the whole product line better. Industry does not have motivations. Individua...

In GEAR » A Visual Paradigm for Windshirts - Multiple Axis of Understanding.-Rev 0
February 17, 9:22pm

Re: Kite lines
> what are the most important features for kite line? Usually, wind drag. Then weight. Cheers

In Make Your Own Gear » Spectra, dacron, kevlar line discussion
February 17, 9:15pm

All Reader Reviews by Roger Caffin

Showing 1 - 4 of 4 | Page: 1
 

Review

Category

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