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All Forum Posts by Ben 2 World

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Re: Cops will face charges for killing wilderness backpacker.
I sometimes wonder if some cops are confusing suburbia Americana with the Swat Valley?? Good gawd, just look at their equipment and tactics!! OTOH, it is also true -- tragically and far too oft...

In Chaff » Cops will face charges for killing wilderness backpacker.
January 12, 3:31pm

Re: Pack Color Preferences
Another vote for neutral colors. I already get plenty of bright colors here in the city. I really don't need a pack that screams "look at me" when I hit the trails. Thank you.

In GEAR » Pack Color Preferences
January 12, 1:54pm

Re: How much did childhood experiences influence your interest in backpacking?
Zero influence. My folks were not into nature at all. I did my first day hike (trail) when I was in my 30s. And I did my first camping trip when in my 40s. None of my siblings do any kind of ca...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How much did childhood experiences influence your interest in backpacking.
January 12, 1:14pm

They're not about religion...
Religions are a type of popular ideas -- and ideas can rally (or brainwash if you stand at the other side) -- and knowledge is power -- sometimes awesome power. As with any kind of popular idea,...

In Chaff » They're not about religion...
January 12, 12:41pm

Re: Where are you excited to go in 2015
Will be off to Sudan and Saudi Arabia in Feb and Mar. Looking forward to some desert night camping -- and amazing history.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Where are you excited to go in 2015?
January 11, 9:46pm

Re: 72 Hours in Seattle
I was in Seattle just last year! Very nice. Very civilized. :)

In Chaff » 72 Hours in Seattle
January 10, 9:31pm

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For those who are so well trained that they don't see any ads (or anything else) that they don't wish to see... good for you. For the rest of you who hate ads for whatever reason -- give...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » BPL Reacts to distasteful ad complaints
January 10, 6:50pm

Re: Re: Re: 72 Hours in Seattle
"A word on bikes... riding a bike can be extremely hazardous while safety are being made in the midst of a chaotic growth/development period". Heh heh... coming from Asia, I chuckle wh...

In Chaff » 72 Hours in Seattle
January 10, 6:16pm

Re: 72 Hours in Seattle
"Portland is still on the visit list -- but only as a tourist and only in the summer." Tim - visit Portland by all means -- but please also visit Vancouver, BC sometime. Seattle (and ...

In Chaff » 72 Hours in Seattle
January 10, 5:54pm

Re: Bored? Really Bored? Try This...
Howdy Franco! I like NZ and Oz too. I traveled there just two months ago. Fantastic places and fantastic people -- both. The service level I experienced even in budget hostels over there could...

In Chaff » Bored? Really Bored? Try This...
January 10, 5:49pm

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