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Re: Re: Re: Anyone regret a thru hike?
Yep... most carry the kitchen sink with them too.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Anyone ever regret a thru hike??
April 10, 11:06am

Re: Sawyer Squeeze vs Aquamira Drops. The argument.
Face it, there is no single way that is superior to all others. Sure, there are objective differences -- but it also boils down to subjective preferences! Some people (like me) simply don't m...

In GEAR » Sawyer Squeeze vs Aquamira Drops. The argument.
April 09, 10:31am

Re: Annette & Margaret
Thatcher was certainly divisive. But growing up in the 60s / 70s -- Britain was in a long and relentless decline and derided as such by pretty much everyone. It possessed a whole myriad of nation...

In Chaff » Annette & Margaret
April 09, 9:58am

Re: Re: Tent Poles on Carry-on Luggage on INTERNATIONAL flights
"Seems to me that having the poles actually wrapped up inside the tent might be the way to go." +1. I've only flown domestically., but US rules tend to be more tedious than most a...

In GEAR » Tent Poles on Carry-on Luggage on INTERNATIONAL flights
April 09, 9:48am

Re: silk baselayer
Not sure about pricing.. but I really like my Winter Silks long johns tops and bottoms -- weighing 8oz. in total. May be worth a look.

In GEAR » silk baselayer
April 06, 2:47pm

"It should have been the the gear swap that got moved." Chaff got moved? Where? How?

In Chaff » CHAFF!!!!! ARE YOU THERE??!!!!!
April 06, 1:59pm

Don't Forget The Canadian Jean Beliveau
Jean Beliveau hiked for 11 years straight! AT? Trans Canada? Mere segments of the man's amazing journey! Read more about him here

April 04, 10:28pm

Re: Pack Size
@Spyros: I don't like having a bunch of stuff hanging off my pack. But the one thing I always attach to the outside is my tent: 1. You can save significant pack space -- or maybe get aw...

In GEAR » Need help for my 1P tent.
April 04, 2:08pm

Re: About protection and poles.
@ Spyros: Buying dedicated pole(s) -- because you don't use trekking poles -- is no different than buying a tent that comes with its own poles. Don't let that cloud your analyses. Si...

In GEAR » Need help for my 1P tent.
April 04, 1:16pm

Re: This is our America
Daryl - Thanks. Lynn -- what troubles me -- as if seeing our public infrastructure and school systems deteriorating isn't troubling enough -- is how the graph might be just an outward sympto...

In Chaff » This is our America
April 04, 1:09pm

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