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Re. Babushka and Her Young Accomplice
"P.S. Kat -- what an ADORABLE photo!" I don't know... that little girl looks Russian -- she even dresses like Russians with her little head scarf! I bet Kat is Russian too. I bet...

In Chaff » Long Distance Hiking has no Brand
February 10, 6:40pm

Re: waterproofing for fabrics
"Waterproofing" to me is one big marketing misnomer. Sprays provide "an assist" by causing most of the raindrops to bead up and roll off -- rather than soak through. But it is...

In GEAR » waterproofing for fabrics
February 10, 1:00pm

Re: Enquiring Minds Want to Know
""Another night in Budapest," Agent P. remarks to no one in particular, "another pile of dead KGB agents!" Was double-crossing Agent Idester part of that pile?, asks on...

In Chaff » Long Distance Hiking has no Brand
February 10, 12:24pm

Re: Why I am sad..
I haven't experimented with any of the more "exciting" fuels -- being perfectly content with my own alky stove / denatured alcohol set up. But c'mon -- we are all adults here. ...

In GEAR » Beeter than a cat stove?
February 09, 7:38pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: (Warning: Politics)
"So, that is my option 4. Let the Europeans handle this and give the US a face saving off ramp, before things lurch totally out of control." This won't have a ghost of a chance. :(

In Chaff » I Find This Very Troubling (Warning: Politics)
February 09, 6:46pm

Re: My Mom Worked in the Fields
Kat: No pressure or anything, but you seem to lead a fascinating life. I look forward to reading your story. :)

In Chaff » Long Distance Hiking has no Brand
February 09, 2:41pm

Re: But Back to "Branding"...
Maybe I am just different... but I doubt it... My preference is that labels be sewn on the inside -- or not at all -- although I will wear branded clothing and carry branded gear if the labels ...

In Chaff » Long Distance Hiking has no Brand
February 09, 2:34pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: My Parents Owned a Sweat Shop
Ian: In case Powerball doesn't go your way... know that California's desert is EXACTLY like the Mongolian Gobi Desert -- minus the occasional yak and Bactrian camel. I was there, and st...

In Chaff » Long Distance Hiking has no Brand
February 09, 1:26pm

Re: My Parents Owned a Sweat Shop
Thanks for your comments! No, it is not a fair world at all. But where we see adults employed -- there is hope of a better future for them -- or at least for their kids. The exploitation that ...

In Chaff » Long Distance Hiking has no Brand
February 09, 1:03pm

My Parents Owned a Sweat Shop
I was born in HK in the early '60s and grew up in Taiwan. Let me tell you about sweat shops and "slave labor". My dad learned about textiles in trade school -- rose to factory man...

In Chaff » Long Distance Hiking has no Brand
February 09, 12:16pm

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