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low standards
"I read the textbook the night before and got a B+" That speaks to me as much about your standards as it does the professor's. I did something similar once, and I wasn't appall...

In Chaff » Buying Chinese Goods
March 12, 6:30pm

taxes
federal taxes are kinda on the low side in usa relative to other nations with high living standards standardized testing is the death blow to education and a capitulation to the wealthy (i say t...

In Chaff » Only 30% of Americans Hold a Passport
March 01, 10:35pm

giardia is sexy but
I'm much more concerned about crypto (which can kill you) or blastocystis (which doesn't get killed by much of anything) I've had the same blastocystis infection for over 20 years. I...

In Philosophy & Technique » Drinking Water for Hiking: Myths and Facts
February 25, 8:13pm

that was last year
25K was student loan, and we did a 15K loan to pay off other debt (much lower interest) to catch up a little--my total student loan debt is now up to 60K, and that's all grad school (paid off t...

In Chaff » Only 30% of Americans Hold a Passport
February 25, 7:53pm

looks like I personally made about 6K last year
worst year in quite a long time I also borrowed about 40K to cover bills and tuition (ouch) bought a new passport to replace the expired one currently applying for teaching positions all o...

In Chaff » Only 30% of Americans Hold a Passport
February 25, 6:48pm

thanks, Dave
I agree--been looking forward to going but 1. feeling a little sickish tonight 2. my ride doesn't wanna go in the wet & cold Friday for sure with a ton of other stuff that needs doing ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 3rd Annual Bay Area BPL Hike
February 25, 12:39am

looks like I'm nogo for Friday night
still maybe for Saturday i prepaid for a campsite for friday night--happy to email the receipt to someone who will use it

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 3rd Annual Bay Area BPL Hike
February 24, 11:25pm

i'll be there friday +1
i like beer i'm bringing my own E.R. doctor just to be safe he's a beer drinking doctor, too

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 3rd Annual Bay Area BPL Hike
February 23, 11:20pm

poor isn't it (question about living in Saudi land)
I made less than 6K per year when I first got my passport to move to Taiwan. Hey--you few who have been to Saudi Arabia: what suggestions more specific commentary do you have about living there...

In Chaff » Only 30% of Americans Hold a Passport
February 18, 8:57pm

time on the trail
I have always preferred to spend at least as much time fishing as I do walking. Now that I have more physical issues, about ten miles in a day is about my limit anyway--overheating and hip infla...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How do you actually hike/ spend your time hiking?
February 13, 10:43am

All Reader Reviews by cary bertoncini

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Aquastar Aquastar - plus
Weight - 8.5 ounces, including the 1 liter lexan bottle. Dead on what I got for the weight on my scale. Features - water purifier, water storage, LED lantern. Just tested out my new UV Aquastar...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
March 20, 2:04pm

Drop Stoppers Microporous Polypropylene Rainsuit
I'm impressed with the quiet and comfortable suit. Haven't been in a downpoor yet, but I did use it while hiking and was impressed with comfort and lack of sweat buidup inside (I did remove a layer b...

In Clothing - Raingear
February 07, 10:47pm