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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

Emotions of Loyalty
"What starts off as a simple post relating a negative experience progresses to others sharing their positive experiences, and then, unfortunately, things take a turn to acrimony and recriminat...

In Chaff » Long Distance Hiking has no Brand
February 11, 10:59am

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

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