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Re: Big 5 risks from Greek exit
Agree that Greece's geographic location is very attractive to both the Chinese and Russians (though the Greeks themselves seem terminally incapable of leveraging their own assets). But notice ...

In Chaff » Black Monday?
June 30, 6:47pm

Re: Re: Curios...
I see. Thanks, Trinity. :)

In Chaff » Is the Backpacker Forum dead ?
June 30, 6:41pm

Curios...
@ David (or anyone else who knows): Thanks for the link -- I just signed up! But curious, do you know who put that forum together? Bp2go (Steve)?? So nice to see so many old handles there! :)

In Chaff » Is the Backpacker Forum dead ?
June 30, 10:28am

Re: Big 5 risks from Greek exit
"It is also worth noting that China is managing the port of Piraeus." Greece is on its knees. But notice the absolute and complete silence from China these last six months? Not one p...

In Chaff » Black Monday?
June 29, 8:45pm

Re: What's with Western Mountaineering weights?
I tend to be more forgiving when it comes to insulation weights -- jackets and bags -- within reason, of course. Assuming the company has a reputation for accurate specs -- then a little extra wei...

In GEAR » What's with Western Mountaineering weights?
June 29, 3:45pm

Re: Black Monday?
DOW closed down 350 points today. Ouch! But not catastrophic. Perhaps as expected... given how long this Greek drama has been unfolding.

In Chaff » Black Monday?
June 29, 2:26pm

Who's Middle Class and Who's Wealthy?
Came across an interesting article and graphs at CNN Money... likely to be taken with a grain of salt: "Middle Class" Defined: By income - $47K - 141K (wide variance depending on yo...

In Chaff » Who's Middle Class and Who's Wealthy?
June 29, 2:12pm

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It's easy to lob punches against the GOP -- heck, I do it myself -- but what truly depress me are the potential candidates fielded these last elections. As of now, Jeb Bush is probably the lea...

In Chaff » Can the GOP Sink Any Lower? Yes It Can!!
June 29, 1:40pm

Re: Black Monday?
Part of me thinks it might just be the least worst option for Greece to default, leave the Eurozone, and basically 'start over' -- versus continuing the current drama of living with a stron...

In Chaff » Black Monday?
June 29, 12:47pm

Re: Re: Stuck in the Past
"It wouldn't take much for me to become a card carrying Libertarian, if it wasn't for the fact that a large portion of their membership are genuinely BSC and mislabeled anarchists.&quo...

In Chaff » Can the GOP Sink Any Lower? Yes It Can!!
June 29, 10:49am

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