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My Groundsheet Evolution
The first groundsheets I used were 'painters cloth' - 1 mil plastic sheetings that were cheap, light, compact and reasonably durable. After several years, I encountered tyvek for the first...

In GEAR » Does anone still use tyvek as a ground cloth?
April 19, 1:02pm

Re: Confrontation
Dr. King Shultz - 1 Kerry - 0

In Chaff » Don't worry folks. Confrontation has been diverted.
April 13, 1:01am

Re: Idaho family sues...
Idahoan? Wonder if this family espouses small government and individual freedom? Now, of course, it is the government that needs to step up -- as always...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Idaho family sues USFS for $1M after tree hit son
April 12, 5:45pm

Re: 123mountain.com CAUTION
Nate: Something like this, it's just a lot quicker filing a dispute -- over the phone or online -- with your card issuer. My own experience with Bank of America (as an example) -- the bank/...

In GEAR » 123mountain.com CAUTION
April 12, 4:55pm

Re: get real
Haha... I saw the title 'get real' and thought y'all were still arguing about canister failures! Good video, Jim.

In GEAR » A Little Stove Humor
April 12, 1:40pm

Re: what 25+ years will do..
Just wait another 25 years -- and be amazed again when you get the Neoair pad! :)

In GEAR » what 25+ years will do..
April 12, 9:54am

Re: CHAFF!!!!! ARE YOU THERE??!!!!!
"They killed the one conversational forum." What do you mean by that?

In Chaff » CHAFF!!!!! ARE YOU THERE??!!!!!
April 11, 1:54pm

Plan Ahead for No Downside
I once saw a couple of mall security guards "escorting" an elderly man to the exit. The man asked out loud why he had to leave and the guards barked back that he was seen picking through...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Anyone ever regret a thru hike??
April 10, 7:53pm

Re: Coasting over the line-Record Set
"On to other projects. I think I'll go watch the robin sit on her 3 new eggs." Well, Daryl, I took that as our cue for congratulating you on your quest. Most impressive, indeed!!

In Chaff » Going for a record
April 10, 1:44pm

Re: Re: Homeless + Lottery =........................homeless
"Why do they call him homeless? How about a "mortgage free individual" wins lottery." Mortgage free individual? That could apply to a renter, a homeowner who paid off his mo...

In Chaff » Homeless + Lottery =........................homeless
April 10, 11:23am

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