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Re: Thoughts on this pack?
Two thoughts: 1. It's impossible to pick a specific pack without thinking through your preferences and the gear pieces you have -- their weight and volume. 2. Kelty is a trusted, if non...

In GEAR » Thoughts on this pack?
July 28, 11:17am

Now, Action!
Great to be of help, Lane. So, next steps are to order the Frontier Max -- and then report back please. Inquiring minds want to know the weight and dimensions -- and how easy it is to suck water ...

In GEAR » Water Filtering/Purification - Which to choose?
July 28, 11:12am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Asshole of the Year Award Also Heating Up
Hey hey... Welcome back! How was your hike?

In Chaff » Asshole of the Year Award Also Heating Up
July 27, 8:58pm

Re: I confess ...
"I had to stop, sit back and laugh at myself." Why stop -- if pre-trip planning is part of the enjoyment?

In Philosophy & Technique » I confess ...
July 27, 5:22pm

Aquamira Frontier MAX?
Has anyone used this RED LINE filter and care to give a review? What are the weight and dimensions? How's the flow rate? Is it easy to suck water through when used in the inline mode? Will ...

In GEAR » Aquamira Frontier MAX?
July 27, 5:16pm

Re: Geopolitical Big Bang
My view -- building / extending "interconnections" is a lot more positive than our own "pivot and block". Having said that, I would't say either Russia or China is runnin...

In Chaff » Deal Reached with Iran
July 27, 3:57pm

Re: Water Filtering/Purification - Which to choose?
@Lane: For Backcountry Use Given your preferences #1-4... take a look at the Aquamira Frontier Max. For what it does (#1-#5 actually) -- this filter is very cheap, small and light! No di...

In GEAR » Water Filtering/Purification - Which to choose?
July 27, 2:59pm

Before Diving into Specific Products...
Filter / purifier options are numerous. I think a better way to approach this problem is first decide which of the following do you want your device to do? Then, I would pick the simplest/smalles...

In GEAR » Water Filtering/Purification - Which to choose?
July 27, 1:21pm

Don't Kill Your Love
"Do what you love and never work another day of your life" We are all wired differently, of course, and I am sure that mantra has worked for many -- but for me, the last thing I want i...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Ultralight Tents.
July 27, 1:13pm

Re: COOL!!!
Ha! I doubt I'll get invited into the cockpit...

In Chaff » Kuwaiti Airways -- Pretty Amazing
July 27, 2:15am

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