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All Forum Posts by Ben 2 World

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Re: Oh yeah!!!
Good for your, Jennifer!! Now, I imagine there will be a lot of gear you'll need to buy. Have you started looking? :) Ben. The Gear Enabler.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Anyone ever regret a thru hike??
March 29, 8:33pm

@ Jennifer
So, Jennifer, you're DOING IT, right? C'mon -- let's hear it! The first step of long journey is a simple 'yes'. :)

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Anyone ever regret a thru hike??
March 29, 5:15pm

Re: Who else is feelin' the springtime?
Spring? That's so yesterday! Been wearing tees and shorts and sandals the last few weeks. :)

In Chaff » Who else is feelin' the springtime?
March 29, 9:57am

Re: Re: LifeStraw Filter - User Experience?
Marc: Thanks for your feedback. What kind of chemicals do you use? Bleach? Chlorine dioxide? I have a feel that the LifeStraw does not improve water taste and does not remove any chlorine ta...

In GEAR » LifeStraw Filter - User Experience?
March 29, 9:55am

Re: It has to do with EPA requirements.
Hi Rick -- so it's basically claiming just enough to pass the legal bar. Never thought of it that way, but makes sense. Do you have a ready link by any chance?

In GEAR » A Question Re. Filter Effectiveness
March 28, 5:56pm

LifeStraw Filter - User Experience?
Who here has used LifeStraw?  Likes?  Dislikes?  Can it be used as an inline filter with Platypus hydration tube -- or a gravity filter?

In GEAR » LifeStraw Filter - User Experience?
March 28, 4:59pm

A Question Re. Filter Effectiveness
One thing I've yet to figure out... Intuitively, bigger things are easier to block than smaller things, right? In terms of size: o bacteria - 0.2 to 3.0 microns o cysts - 5.0 to 1...

In GEAR » A Question Re. Filter Effectiveness
March 28, 4:55pm

Re: @ Doug, Christopher, Jeffs and Idester
"Pin holes in your neoair Thousands of pinholes" Less is more. I say two pinholes -- just enough for Travis to wake up on frozen ground at 3am. Mwahahaha.....

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Change nickname request nearly a month old
March 28, 3:52pm

Re: @ Doug, Christopher and Jeffs
"For the full effect: http://nooooooooooooooo.com" Wow -- a whole webpage just for that??

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Change nickname request nearly a month old
March 28, 3:49pm

@ Doug, Christopher and Jeffs
"Now that it's all said and done, I kinda miss my old nickname. Can I have it back?" I say we take Travis to the men's room and beat the crap out of him! :)

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Change nickname request nearly a month old
March 28, 11:02am

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