Subscribe Contribute Advertise Facebook Twitter Instagram Forums Newsletter

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.bushwalkingnsw.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 31 - 40 of 10520 | Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 ...1052
 

Post

Forum » Thread

Re: Gloves vs Bread Bags
Hi Jeff Don't get me wrong - I carry 'waterprof' overmitts in alpine regions too, and especially in the snow. It's just that there does not seem to be much benefit to be gained f...

In Make Your Own Gear » Seam sealing Waterproof overmitts - use Seamgrip or tape?
July 15, 4:17pm

Re: Backpacking on a Low Carb Diet
Highly biased opinion: Diet fads are OK in front of the TV. They rarely work in the field when you are working hard. Usually totally detached from reality. Yeah, biased. And experienced. Cheers

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Backpacking on a Low Carb Diet
July 14, 4:32pm

Re: Topo map
Oh, you did have fun! A lot to be said for 'wandering' rather then thru-hiking. Cheers

In Post-Trip Reports » Backpacking the Alpstein, Appenzell. June 2015.
July 14, 4:29pm

Re: Trail runner with approach shoe grip?
We (my wife and I) run on rough trails in New Balance Leadville 1210s. Vibram sole, excellent traction. And WIDE fittings! Cheers

In GEAR » Trail runner with approach shoe grip?
July 14, 4:26pm

Re: Technique for getting the most comfort out of 3/16" CCF
> how to get the most comfort out of a SUL pad. Put a 2" thick air mat under it. Cheers

In Philosophy & Technique » Technique for getting the most comfort out of 3/16" CCF
July 14, 4:25pm

Re: Seam sealing Waterproof overmitts - futile
So now you have a pair of perfectly sealed waterproof gloves, just like some plastic bread bags. And what happens out in the cold? All the sweat from your hands condenses inside the overmitts and ...

In Make Your Own Gear » Seam sealing Waterproof overmitts - use Seamgrip or tape?
July 13, 4:51pm

Re: Re: Re: Resizing
Hi Kat Fantastic photos anyhow. But yes, do the resizing yourself first. But when you do that the result will look a shade blurred. Experiment with the sharpening filter if your SW has one. On...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Uploading pictures and loss of resolution
July 13, 4:48pm

Re: Patella Tear, Broken Dreams
The patella is the small bit of bone otherwise known as the knee-cap. Do you mean the patella tendon going over the patella down to the shin? Cheers

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Patella Tear, Broken Dreams
July 13, 4:44pm

Fantastic
Hi Kat Wonderful Trip Report, thank you. Yeah, local dialects - we had some trouble understanding them even in villages. :-) Cheers

In Post-Trip Reports » Backpacking the Alpstein, Appenzell. June 2015.
July 13, 4:23pm

Re: Script test
Allowing scripts means allowing hacking. Cheers

In User Test Forum » Script test
July 12, 4:33pm

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