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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.bushwalkingnsw.org.au/FAQ/

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All Forum Posts by Roger Caffin

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Re: Re: re Ben's story
Hi Justin > Conditions generally are improving it seems, So you are saying that overall the system, albeit imperfect, works? I agree. > We live in a deeply, deeply sick and imbalanced ...

In Chaff » Long Distance Hiking has no Brand
March 19, 7:24pm

Re: Re: Rules must be followed
> Can I get a ruling? Nope. We don't have a functioning moderator... Cheers

In GEAR » Another Look at Dry Baking
March 19, 7:09pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: UL vs LW
> Where can we find a definition of both windshirts and softshells ? :-) Oh, everywhere! Every vendor has a definition, usually coined by their marketing dept for the latest offerings. The ide...

In GEAR » Softshell as Windshirt substitute
March 19, 4:35pm

Re: That might actually be funny if....
> There really WAS a "Scone" subforum.. > Or this site really had functioning moderators:) Sometimes I wonder whether we should have a 'Stoves & Cooking Gear' sub-fo...

In GEAR » Another Look at Dry Baking
March 19, 3:22pm

re Ben's story
Hi Ben Yes, I liked your story. Can I add a few? In the mid-50s my father took us all to Europe for 3 years for a his job in the International Commission for European Migration (ICEM). What t...

In Chaff » Long Distance Hiking has no Brand
March 19, 3:29am

re collapsed bridge
In the review I wrote: 'the collapsed bridge shown in the original review is still collapsed.' Ah, but we have a State election coming up next week. The local Member of Parliament (MP) r...

In Editor's Roundtable » New Balance Leadville MT1210 Runners version 2 Spotlight Review
March 18, 11:49pm

Re: Re: New Balance Leadville MT1210 Runners version 2 Spotlight Review
> my mediums seem to be a bit pointy in the toe area compared to the picture of you > sitting in the forest detritus wearing the v2 Well, what width shoe did you buy? If it was a D width,...

In Editor's Roundtable » New Balance Leadville MT1210 Runners version 2 Spotlight Review
March 18, 11:42pm

Re: Australia
> I'm assuming that hedgehog/bird thing is poisonous? Let's just say you would immediately regret sitting on it? Cheers

In Post-Trip Reports » Great Ocean Walk
March 18, 11:37pm

Re: Naming choice
Hi Mitchell > Not the best model name for a lightweight trail runner. Ah - obviously you have not heard of the Leadville Race. Google it, and you will understand. Cheers

In Editor's Roundtable » New Balance Leadville MT1210 Runners version 2 Spotlight Review
March 18, 8:52pm

Re: Rock plate?
Hi Jeff I run over some rough ground every morning, and the soles seem stiff enough to me. I do not want super stiff rock plates as they kill proprioception, which can lead to ankle injuries. Di...

In Editor's Roundtable » New Balance Leadville MT1210 Runners version 2 Spotlight Review
March 18, 2:58pm

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