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Aaron Benson (AaronMB) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Central Valley California
About Me English Grad' student who loves the outdoors.

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Re: Re: Arrowhead Quality
""It wouldn't surprise me if he buys them there and then up-sells them."" A lot of places do; though a reasonable mark up is, well, reasonable, if that's the case. S...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Where to buy colored dropper bottles
September 20, 8:58am

Re: a good toothpaste to dry
""I've been trying to dry colgate total for two months in the arid central valley of california. Its sill sticky and not hardening at all. What's a good brand to make the dots?&...

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight Tip of the Week
September 18, 9:18am

Re: Is lightweight backpacking anti-capitalist?
Considering I have a foot in each of the bushcraft & backpacking light camps, respectively, I really have to say that I see plenty of capitalism taking place all around. Without rehashing the b...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Is lightweight backpacking anti-capitalist?
September 13, 8:35am

Re: stove lighters
""Thanks everyone. There doesn't seem to be a huge amount of support for firesteels being any better so I guess I'll stick to the lighter and matches."" If your curre...

In GEAR » What do you use to light your alcohol stove/fire?
September 12, 8:33am

Re: Re: Triangle Sharpmaker
I have the Tri' Sharpmaker and it works great and is easy to use. Mine came with an instructional DVD (I didn't use it) that many find useful. It's a pretty effective, nearly fool-proof...

In GEAR » Knife sharpness question
September 12, 8:17am

Re: Re: Google Member Map - I'm in. Thanks
Added mine... Good idea here!

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Google Member Map...can we get one going?
September 11, 8:48am

Re: Re: What do you use to light your alcohol stove/fire?
I carry a ferro rod/striker in my first aid kit but use a mini Bic to lite most things when I can help it. Trail Design's 12-10 stove is no trouble if I put a few drop of alcohol on the top rim...

In GEAR » What do you use to light your alcohol stove/fire?
September 11, 8:35am

Re: Re: MORE PICS
Looks like a great time, gentlemen. Thanks very much for sharing.

In Post-Trip Reports » 5 Days, 4 Nights 4 Guys in Seki
September 10, 8:38am

Re: Are We Being Spammed Again? ;-(
"I feel ya." The whole Ugg spam as of late has become a bit much. Another reason to do something about this forum software? It's too bad the tech savvy folks here can't help...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Are We Being Spammed Again? ;-(
September 08, 8:51am

Re: Danger of Fly Away wasn't the question
James, Stephen, and Steven - your points are well received and I agree. I worded my response the way I did in attempt to help the OP with his original inquiry about staking non-freestanding tents i...

In GEAR » Quick question about setting up Duomid (or similar tarps/tents)
September 06, 4:21pm

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