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Re: Need help for my 1P tent.
1) Nemo Gogo LE - To me, a "tent" that you can't sit up in is a glorified bivy. Nothing wrong with that, but depends on whether that feature is important to you. 2) Tarptent Momen...

In GEAR » Need help for my 1P tent.
April 04, 12:10pm

Re: Drones and phones
Flying drones to act as surrogate cell towers sounds to me an effort to ensure cell communication in a particular war zone (or such) for a particular duration -- not permanently for any place and t...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Drones and phones
April 04, 10:38am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: This is our America
"I also think 'we' really get off on being THE superpower." Yes, it is that. And when we hear the press (CNN, etc.) and others agitating to intervene in Syria and Iran and NK,...

In Chaff » This is our America
April 03, 8:58pm

Re: Houdini
Jeff: I've had my Houdini for a few years now, and it's still in excellent shape. This is one of my favorite pieces of gear. If color is important to you, I would say spend the money -...

In GEAR » houdini fit - mens vs. womens
April 03, 8:29pm

Re: This is our America
Yes, but in the end, Doug -- I think it all boils down to our own choices, our own prioritization.

In Chaff » This is our America
April 03, 2:40pm

Re: This is our America
UFO and such? No crazier or sadder than an America that believes it needs to spend THIS MUCH AND MORE every year to be safe!! This is our America:

In Chaff » This is our America
April 03, 11:35am

Re: MSR piezo igniter vs. Mini Bic
Before piezo, I carried two mini BIC's. Now, I carry just one -- as backup. So the piezo is 0.1 oz heavier.... but it's cool and fun to use. :)

In GEAR » MSR piezo igniter vs. Mini Bic
April 01, 6:51pm

Re: usb
Konrad: Do you know of similar contraption but with a SD or microSD slot at the other end instead of USB? EDIT: Do you think this will work on the Nexus 7?

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Tablets: Nexus 7 or Galaxy2 7.0 ?
April 01, 3:22pm

Re: Digital Thermometer you sort of don't really need.
Sorry to hear that about your job... Hope you have something lined up -- or will really soon!!

In GEAR » Digital Thermometer you sort of don't really need.
March 31, 9:11pm

Re: yyy
Dave: Just like with gear pieces, it's all about compromises. You won't find USB ports on most tablets because it would make for a thick and clunky tablet. Most tablets offer microSD ca...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Tablets: Nexus 7 or Galaxy2 7.0 ?
March 31, 5:41pm

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