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Re: Jeanetic Patterns
Haha... one of the most original posts here in our beloved forums! :)

In Chaff » Jeanetic Patterns
August 14, 12:24pm

Re: Re: Ultralight Life
On the philosophical side... for me, it's striking that proper (and personal) balance between desire and contentment. And I care nothing at all about labels (simple living or modern living or...

In GEAR » Ultralight Furniture/Appliances?
August 12, 11:00am

Re: Ultralight Furniture/Appliances?
Lots of personal preference factors, of course... Microwave/Oven - Get one that will accommodate a standard dinner plate. Great for those "dinner on a plate / cooking for one" type re...

In GEAR » Ultralight Furniture/Appliances?
August 12, 9:49am

Re: Smaller belt pocket options
Have you thought about cutting your ZPacks or GG pockets down to size?

In GEAR » Smaller belt pocket options
August 11, 5:45pm

Re: Re: all-round travel pack
@syoten: I mostly wear my flip flops at beaches and as slippers in hotels. This may (or may not) change your mind, but since you mention that you too like wearing flip flops, but are weary of t...

In GEAR » Sub 1 kg carry-on bag (not backpacking)
August 11, 5:41pm

Re: The Coddling of the American Mind
It's been "a few years" since I left college. I am really, really hoping that this is just another example of media hype, based on very tiny and isolated nuggets of incidents.

In Chaff » The Coddling of the American Mind
August 10, 10:29pm

Re: What's ur favorite tent stakes?
My favorite are the Big Sky Ultra-C aluminum stakes -- just about as light as ti shepherd hooks, but with much more holding power. My tent uses 6 stakes, - I bring 5 of the above, plus 1 Vargo t...

In GEAR » What's ur favorite tent stakes?
August 10, 4:31pm

Re: Re: Re: all-round travel pack
"Ben, and seven days of food? Sounds too small of a pack for weeklong backpacks." That's the thing about the Mountainsmith Ghost. It's carry-on size -- and shaped like a mini ...

In GEAR » Sub 1 kg carry-on bag (not backpacking)
August 08, 5:31pm

Re: SMD Fusion Pack Closeout
"I bet you don't take your stuffed animal, markers, or favorite Barbie in your 11 pound pack?" I'm not answering that. We don't know each other that well yet. :)

In Gear Deals » SMD Fusion Pack Closeout
August 08, 5:24pm

Re: Re: SMD Fusion Pack Closeout
"It's not like doing a through-hike on the AT, but more like going from hostel to hostel and walking maybe 3-4 miles tops from the bus to accommodations." That's my kind of tra...

In Gear Deals » SMD Fusion Pack Closeout
August 08, 1:18pm

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