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Re: play it safe but no need to sweat
You're welcome, Patrick. I use both canister and alky stoves -- depending on trips. Both types of stoves can be carried on -- just make sure to clean so they don't reek of fuel residual...

In GEAR » Carry on and air canada
January 20, 12:34am

Re: taste
I see. Yeah, if you don't mind the wait time of up to a couple of hours (4 hours max per company instruction) -- then chlorine dioxide tablets really are pretty darn hard to beat in term of ...

In GEAR » Simple, versatile water filtration?
January 19, 9:45pm

Re: Apocalypse when?
Matrix Scenario, I don't know -- but I seriously doubt the human race will ever die out from either over or under population. Trends either direction would reverse themselves long before human...

In Chaff » Apocalypse when?
January 19, 9:32pm

Re: Are You in That 1%??
Michael: Wow, we finally agree on something! :) I grew up in Taiwan where the very best high schools, universities, and research institutes are all public. Those who have the grades know t...

In Chaff » Are You in That 1%??
January 19, 9:00pm

Re: play it safe but no need to sweat
Patrick: I've a flown a few times between Canada and US: 1. Carry On - You can pack and carry on everything (yes, stove, tent stakes, electronics and all) -- except for #2 and #3 below. ...

In GEAR » Carry on and air canada
January 19, 8:01pm

Re: Two Things That Don't Belong in the Wilderness
Jumping in late... My two cents -- two things that don't belong in the wilderness: 1. Anything that interferes with safety and reasonable enjoyment of peace and quiet. 2. An attitude ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Do Electronics Really Belong in the Wilderness ? !
January 19, 7:12pm

Re: yeah know
How much do you care about water taste? If that's important or your water source tastes foul -- the Sawyer does not have a carbon/charcoal core to "sweeten" the water like some other...

In GEAR » Simple, versatile water filtration?
January 19, 6:58pm

Re: Lightweight tent: Tarptent SS2 or ZPacks Triplex or Big Sky Mirage 2P
@ John Harper: No, best to keep doors closed in the rain, unless it's coming straight down -- which is usually not the case. However, the vents can be kept open in all but the most wind-dri...

In GEAR » Lightweight tent: Tarptent SS2 or ZPacks Triplex or Big Sky Mirage 2P
January 19, 6:53pm

Re: Are You in That 1%??
My own view is actually a blend of GOP and Democrat -- which usually means I get attacks from both sides. I generally agree with the stance that those who work hard should keep most of the fruit...

In Chaff » Are You in That 1%??
January 19, 6:41pm

@ Tom: Reading Michael and Craig's comments -- I see nothing but futility in continuing the exchange -- this will be my last post on this thread -- as I am sure they are pretty tired of hear...

In Chaff » Je suis Charlie , latest cover
January 19, 6:30pm

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