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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Bragging about NATO success in Libya..
"yeah, unpredictable results, military actions should be a last resort" Now, we just need our political leadership to understand this. Sigh...

In Chaff » Bragging about NATO success in Libya..
February 16, 1:07pm

Less is More
I subscribe to the ideal of living simply. But it's probably much easier for me -- as someone single and retired.

In Chaff » Less is more...but is it enough?
February 16, 12:26pm

Re: Re: Re: Bragging about NATO success in Libya..
"It's a stretch to compare the Union with Kidaffi" Again, Jerry, I am not focused on the morals, etc. of Kadafi -- but on the unpredictability of intervening in a country's civ...

In Chaff » Bragging about NATO success in Libya..
February 16, 12:04pm

Re: Bragging about NATO success in Libya..
@Jerry: To me, the point here is not about what these dictators have done. I am sure no one here is defending any of them. The point is that we undermined these dictatorships without first de...

In Chaff » Bragging about NATO success in Libya..
February 16, 11:14am

Re: Re: Re: Bragging about NATO success in Libya..
"I wonder what the writers of that article have to say right now. .." About Libya? Yawn. They have long since moved on. The hawks are now rallying for strong US intervention against...

In Chaff » Bragging about NATO success in Libya..
February 15, 11:20pm

REDUCED - FS: Steripen Adventurer
Priced reduced to $35 + 5 shipping.

In Gear Swap » FS: Steripen Adventurer (Older Model)
February 15, 10:58pm

Re: Bragging about NATO success in Libya..
Far be it for me to defend brutal and corrupt dictators like Gaddafi, Assad, Mubarak or Saddam Hussein, but... In all these cases, we (the West) foolishly undermined these dictatorships -- idiot...

In Chaff » Bragging about NATO success in Libya..
February 15, 8:35pm

Re: Terror in Copenhagen today
Good for the police for stopping this killing spree.

In Chaff » Terror in Copenhagen today
February 15, 4:56am

Re: Sometimes Hard to Apply
Not exactly cottage gear, but I've been thinking about "copycats" -- and how that makes it near impossible to buy anything computer related! Starting with the most obvious, Microsoft...

In Chaff » Why I Won't Buy From Certain Outdoor Cottage Gear Makers
February 13, 12:09pm

Re: time to grow up
"A 32 year old is an adult....time to grow up. When you accept free and discounted goods in return for representing a company, you have responsibilities." Indeed. I actually thought s...

In Chaff » Long Distance Hiking has no Brand
February 12, 1:22pm

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