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What Ads?
What ads? I don't see no stinkin' ads! :) I use Chrome browser -- with two lovely extensions: Adblock and Ghostery.

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » BPL ads and malware?
November 21, 9:35pm

Re: Philippine typhoon disaster & preparedness
Here in LA, it's earthquake preparedness. Mine SHTF kit is stored inside a 'grab and go' backpack. I am always afraid the house will crumple flat on top of my SHTF kit - rendering it ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Philippine typhoon disaster & preparedness
November 13, 4:12pm

Re: "unboxing" gear reviews are dumb
Methinks there is a place for both an initial impression and a thorough review after actual use. Perhaps the "dumbness" occurs when the reviewer takes an inordinate amount of video time ...

In Chaff » "unboxing" gear reviews are dumb
November 12, 10:17am

And That Makes Eleven
Bad, bad, bad. But great that you soldiered on -- and thanks for sharing. Very nice blog there, Max!

In Chaff » Ten mad Things Are Gonna Happen To You, and Then You'll Get There
November 12, 1:24am

Re: Re: Is there a book on
No book per se but you can likely glean a lot of personal experiences from the blogs of long-distance hikers.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Is there a book on
November 07, 9:15pm

Re: Can We Thrive Without a Nanny?
I wish for a 'yes' answer, but when more and more of our kids - along with more and more of their parents are now downright obese -- I wonder how much freedom becomes too much of a good thi...

In Chaff » FDA moves to ban trans fats
November 07, 9:11pm

Re: Re: Nah ...
Roger is right. Essays were written by Romans of the 'empire period' pining for the days when Romans lived simple lives instead of wasting away their time in marble baths. No need for h...

In Philosophy & Technique » Are We Going Soft? Asks the BMC's Carey Davies
November 07, 9:03pm

Re. Deleted Posts
To Roger and All Ye Moderators: I understand and support the need to remove inappropriate posts from time to time. But can y'all create a new "Removed Posts Branch (Read at Your Own Ri...

In Chaff » under the bridge.
November 06, 6:59am

Geezers
Reading these posts reminds me why I hate Tom Kirchner so much! :)

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Is backpacking only for the young!
November 04, 11:38pm

Circling the Wagons - Very Disturbing
Most everyone knows about the "Blue Code of Silence" - an unwritten rule among police officers not to report on a colleague's errors, misconducts, or crimes? Or the church hierarch...

In Chaff » Fresh Air with Terry Gross
November 04, 4:55am

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