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All Forum Posts by Ben 2 World

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"Anywho, Washington DOC ended up lending inmate volunteers to help bring the harvest in." That, and more, should have been done as a matter of course. Why are we hiring illegal immigr...

In Chaff » Long Distance Hiking has no Brand
February 12, 11:45am

The Man (BG), The Mountain (Whitney) and the Machine (Hypoxia Meter)
"It reminds me of all the stories I've read that Bob Gross has posted about leading people up Whitney for the first time and using a pulse oximeter on them throughout the climb." H...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Attitude versus Altitude
February 12, 11:30am

Placebo vs. Nocebo
The power of suggestion alone can be strong enough to heal -- or kill. Here's a good BBC article on Nocebo.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Attitude versus Altitude
February 12, 11:07am

A Different Kind of Traveling
For the lucky dogs among us who's got time, money and health... hiking is great. Jet setting is cool. But have you thought about "crossing the oceans" in a freighter -- like a HUGE...

In Chaff » A Different Kind of Traveling
February 12, 11:02am

Re: Gear weight vs safety and preparedness
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In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Gear weight vs safety and preparedness
February 12, 10:36am

Re: Why I Won't Buy From Certain Outdoor Cottage Gear Makers
@John: I missed your post the first time, it's good to be reminded that we should support honest gear makers who don't cheat (e.g. copying), lie (e.g. specs), or cut corners (shoddy work...

In Chaff » Why I Won't Buy From Certain Outdoor Cottage Gear Makers
February 12, 10:20am

Re: Re: naive youth
@ Craig, who wrote, "I work with young people for a living and see a lot of this. While her accusations of "slave labor" may seem like hyperbole to many of us, it's also a genuin...

In Chaff » Long Distance Hiking has no Brand
February 12, 10:02am

Re: Does Gear Swap (and similar forums) help or hurt cottage companies?
Gear swaps -- and particularly gear forums in general -- benefit cottage gear makers greatly. Without the forums and swaps -- many, if not most of us might still be shopping at REI or Sports Mart ...

In Chaff » Does Gear Swap (and similar forums) help or hurt cottage companies?
February 11, 9:59pm

Re: Saudis financed Al Queda and ISIS
Not that I really know, but thinking back to past actions and past government rhetoric... Countries have regularly aided groups that they later regret -- along the lines of "my enemy's en...

In Chaff » Saudis financed Al Queda and ISIS
February 11, 5:36pm

Re: Saudis financed Al Queda and ISIS
I've always known that Shias and Sunnis don't see eye to eye. But it was only after I traveled to Iran (2012) that I realized just how deep the disdain they held for each other. On more t...

In Chaff » Saudis financed Al Queda and ISIS
February 11, 12:27pm

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