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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: Re: 100 Mile Wilderness: Shoe selection
Hi Justin > "Foot sizing - use a Brannock Device and find out your foot WIDTH. Never buy a > shoe which is smaller/narrower." > That would work if shoe companies actually ba...

In GEAR » 100 Mile Wilderness: Shoe selection
May 18, 12:58am

Re: Arch suppport
Hi Ralph > it isn't just Nike. Aren't Superfeet marketed as providing "proper" arch support? Can you spell 'free-loading on the Nike PR budget'? > many peopl...

In GEAR » 100 Mile Wilderness: Shoe selection
May 18, 12:51am

Re: Re: 100 Mile Wilderness: Shoe selection
Hi Sharon > do you have links to article discrediting the pronation thing? I'd like to read > them. I don't know much about it. Not off the top of my head. My FAQ web site seems ...

In GEAR » 100 Mile Wilderness: Shoe selection
May 17, 7:49pm

Re: Re: 100 Mile Wilderness: Shoe selection
> (pronation videos, "drop" explanations, etc.). Just be aware that most of that stuff is either rubbish or possibly damaging to your feet (imho). Old Nike marketing spin, discredit...

In GEAR » 100 Mile Wilderness: Shoe selection
May 17, 3:30pm

Re: re: superfeet
> I'll second the Superfeet recommendation. I know Roger doesn't like them, but they > are great for my feet. If I don't use them, I tend to get twinges of plantar > fasciiti...

In GEAR » Insole Thoughts and Recs, I guess it's time to finally try them.
May 14, 3:57pm

Re: Bamboo clothes?
Bamboo is a bit of a gimmick, nothing more. Bamboo forests are slashed, often to make way for some other sort of large-scale farming, and the bamboo is used as a very cheap raw stock for getting ...

In GEAR » Bamboo clothes?
May 12, 5:35pm

Re: Re: Make Them in Seattle?
I have two sewing machines already. I don't have the hours in the day - busy making stoves instead. Cheers

In GEAR » The CAFFIN tents come!
May 12, 3:42pm

Re: Re: FMS vs. BRS ?
> So what is your stand, Roger? Which is the better, more dependable burner head? Note that the BRS has an aluminium thread, so the whole stove won't last as long as the brass threads on ...

In Gear Deals » More Winter Stoves becoming available
May 12, 4:02am

Re: Bellows
Dunno without seeing it in my hand, but it looks a bit shiny to me, which suggests it's acrylic coating. Acrylic coating is used to hold shape; it is NOT used as a waterproof coating! Cheers

In Make Your Own Gear » Crystal 35...Cuben alternative ??????
May 12, 3:50am

Re: Re: Re: More Winter Stoves becoming available
> I would have guessed that "breeze resistance" for a remote canister stove would come > mainly from the windscreen. Exactly. I never use any stove without a windscreen. Cheers

In Gear Deals » More Winter Stoves becoming available
May 11, 4:36pm

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