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Re: Re: Mt. Yasur - A Live Volcano
Thanks, Roger. Next on my list is to see red hot lava flowing into the ocean. The Big Island of Hawaii... someday...

In Chaff » Mt. Yasur - A Live Volcano
December 02, 1:31pm

Mt. Yasur - A Live Volcano
Just got back about a week ago from a trip to the South Pacific. Finally got to see a live volcano. Mt. Yasur on the island of Tanna, Vanuatu has been erupting almost daily for hundreds of years ...

In Chaff » Mt. Yasur - A Live Volcano
November 25, 12:51pm

Re: think plural
Indeed. Convert to Islam. And get thee a second wife who loves to hike. :)

In Philosophy & Technique » sharing the fun
August 31, 9:43am

Re: pack liners
I too switched from multiple stuff sacks to using just one big pack liner ('contractors bag' rated 2 mil) -- and never looked back. The advantages over using different compartments or diff...

In Philosophy & Technique » pack liners
August 30, 1:09pm

Re: Re: Back-at-the-car checklist?
Yes, always give the area one last look before leaving -- be it parking lot, camp site, rest site... or hotel room.

In Philosophy & Technique » Back-at-the-car checklist?
August 27, 10:39am

Re: What Kind of Clothing
"Bring one set of clothes and wash it at night." In my case, I travel solo about twice a year -- each trip lasting about 2-3 months. What I find is that frequently, I would wear and ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Travling light
August 26, 5:59pm

Packing a Wet Tent
It's always going to be a drag when setting or striking camp in the rain -- esp. if you've got a good wind blowing as well. But there are ways to mitigate somewhat. First off, I much pr...

In GEAR » Packing a wet single wall tent
August 26, 5:28pm

Re: What Kind of Clothing
Bring two sets of clothes -- one on you and one in your pack. Choose simple styles and neutral colors for easy mix and match -- meaning four different outfits. So... 1 windbreaker 1 hat (opti...

In Philosophy & Technique » Travling light
August 26, 5:09pm

Re: REI web site hides bad products
Thanks for the warning, Rex. Moi, I'll read user comments, but I give more weight to product review articles in authoritative mags or websites. But even then, actual, personal experiences c...

In GEAR » REI web site hides bad products
August 24, 11:01am

Re: Backpack portfolios
Hikes - short / strenuous - Zpacks Z1 (older model) - 2600ci - 6oz Hikes - all other - Mountainsmith Ghost (older model) - 2800ci - 36oz City - day use - Sea to Summit Ultra Sil day pack T...

In GEAR » Backpack portfolios
August 24, 10:35am

All Reader Reviews by Ben 2 World

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Big Sky Ultra C Aluminum Tent Stakes
I've been using titanium shepherd hook stakes for years now -- loving their ultralight weight but disappointed with their suboptimal ground penetration and holding power. These stakes can be bent...

In Miscellaneous Products
January 09, 8:02pm

Titanium Goat Adjustable CF Trekking Poles
I received my pair and went on a moderate 2-hour hike today (approx. 2,000 ft. elevation gain over 2.7 miles -- then returning back down). I find the specs to be accurate, and the poles a beauty to...

In Trekking Poles
July 06, 11:33pm

MontBell Versalite 20
This is a no-thrills but well-constructed frameless day pack. You can see photo and specs here. You can also see BPL...

In Backpacks - Frameless
June 04, 7:18pm

Coleman F1 Ultralight
The first review touched on the F1's performance. This post will describe and critique the set up process. Prior to buying the F1, I have used the MSR PocketRocket (PR). With the PR, all you ...

In Stoves - Canister
January 28, 11:03am

Micropur MP 1 Chlorine Dioxide Water Purifier Tablet
Comparison to Potable Aqua above is incorrect. For bacteria and viruses, Micropur is just as effective and easy to use (15 minutes treatment time). It is only for protozoa (e.g. cryptosporidium) t...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
January 06, 9:28am