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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

Re: Re: Re: Long Distance Hiking has no Brand
Harsh is fine... but I don't believe you know where I am coming from. Couple of quick points -- and then I'd like to share with you my own experience -- it's going to be long winded -...

In Chaff » Long Distance Hiking has no Brand
February 09, 11:40am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: (Warning: Politics)
"Russia ended the Afganistan war because they suffered prolonged caualties, like our Vietnam. Maybe us talking about arming the Ukrainians or trickling some would make Putin fear this would ha...

In Chaff » I Find This Very Troubling (Warning: Politics)
February 09, 11:18am

Re: Long Distance Hiking has no Brand
"If the company sponsoring you makes their products in Vietnam, for example, then you are the face of a company that benefits off of what is essentially slave labor." [EDITED... Actua...

In Chaff » Long Distance Hiking has no Brand
February 09, 11:04am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: (Warning: Politics)
Well, if a united front NATO/EU ultimatum can't get Putin to back down, then "trickling weapons" won't have a ghost of a chance either, correct? So would that bring us to Option ...

In Chaff » I Find This Very Troubling (Warning: Politics)
February 08, 11:58pm

Re: Re: Re: (Warning: Politics)
Just my view... Three possible outcomes: 1. End the war in Ukraine's favor: All that's needed is an unanimous, unambiguous ultimatum from both NATO AND EU that Russia remove all it&#...

In Chaff » I Find This Very Troubling (Warning: Politics)
February 08, 10:28pm

Re: (Warning: Politics)
Per LA Times today: Western unity over Ukraine-Russia crisis begins to show cracks... Point - A growing number of U.S. officials, and some in Europe, particularly in countries bordering Russi...

In Chaff » I Find This Very Troubling (Warning: Politics)
February 08, 8:59pm

Re: Re: PCT and Terminal Cancer
"The moment they know that the next day it is their turn, they make themselves ready with great gusto and excitement." That describes every salmon in the stream! But back to Andy --...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » PCT and Terminal Cancer
February 08, 6:29pm

Re: (Warning: Politics)
@Tom, who wrote: "+1 to your whole post. Very well put!" -- Thanks! "You sniveling apologist, you." - Is that your polite way of telling me that I have droned on far t...

In Chaff » I Find This Very Troubling (Warning: Politics)
February 08, 6:03pm

Re: Sierra Designs Cogule, Chaps, and Solar Wind Hoodie
@John: Probably because darker colors -- while absorbing more heat -- still remain well within acceptable comfort levels -- thus allowing for various color/style preferences? The one big disa...

In Gear Deals » Sierra Designs Cogule, Chaps, and Solar Wind Hoodie
February 08, 10:28am

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