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All Forum Posts by Ben 2 World

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Re: no blaze orange
No guarantee in life, but notice how Nature employs two completely opposite tactics -- simultaneously -- to maximize safety: So yeah, no bright colors in Mendocino Woods -- OR we can hav...

In Chaff » Opinions on self defense. Threatened by hippie with machete
February 05, 10:48am

Re: Who Pays?
After thinking about who benefits, I think we should also look at who pays. The obvious payers: American soldiers and American taxpayers. But to me, often times, it is the people we purport ...

In Chaff » I Find This Very Troubling (Warning: Politics)
February 05, 10:24am

Who Benefits
"Do "we" really benefit though? Like you say Ryan, I guess it hinges on who "we" is." This isn't the only cause, obviously, but "we" certainly benefi...

In Chaff » I Find This Very Troubling (Warning: Politics)
February 05, 10:08am

Re: Lay-off = backpacking
With one year's pay and time off -- the whole world is your oyster! Which pretty much makes your question impossible to answer -- except folks telling you stuff that they have done or wish to ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Lay-off = backpacking
February 05, 9:57am

Re: SteriPen Users -- Solids pre-treatment?
I've posted this before... You can easily make a water scoop with pre-filter" that will help you get water easily even from shallow pools -- and very quickly filter out all visible sedime...

In GEAR » SteriPen Users -- Solids pre-treatment?
February 05, 9:44am

Re: Advice for Water Treatment in Grand Canyon
"I am a bit concerned about ingesting the amount of sediment that is typically in the Colorado. " For about one ounce added weight and very little pack space -- you can make a "wa...

In GEAR » Advice for Water Treatment in Grand Canyon
February 05, 9:38am

Re: Fundamental Character Defect?
Yep. Blaming 'the situation'. That other article I read, Lance essentially said he wouldn't cheat today because it's been cleaned up so much -- but that back then, there was so m...

In Chaff » Fundamental Character Defect?
February 05, 9:08am

Re: Done
"I'm glad I live in the USA." So am I. But as a human being, I care about humanity -- yeah, even those who live outside our borders. Not content to solving the many problems we h...

In Chaff » I Find This Very Troubling (Warning: Politics)
February 04, 11:25pm

Re: Re: Ah
Well, since two of you see it the same way... maybe it comes across that way then. Sorry. But to me, the idiocy is not meant to be a 'personal' attack -- but rather the statement itself...

In Chaff » I Find This Very Troubling (Warning: Politics)
February 04, 11:11pm

Always bet on black
"No, black doesn't make you hot at all." Kidding aside... black, I don't know -- but my travel pants are charcoal gray and I've worn them to both hot/dry and ...

In GEAR » wearing dark colors in the hot sun?
February 04, 9:40pm

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