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Australia Has People More Ignorant Than Ours!
Move over, Sarah Palin -- introducing Stephanie Banister - who thought Islam was a country and Jews worshiped Jesus Christ! But at least Australia's reactionary "One Nation" party ...

In Chaff » Australia Has People More Ignorant Than Ours!
August 10, 10:46am

Re: Two Secure Email Providers Shut Down
You know, even under Fascism, most all who obeyed the laws and kept their heads down really didn't have a lot to be fearful about. If anything, the trains in Italy only began to run on time un...

In Chaff » Two Secure Email Providers Shut Down
August 09, 12:08pm

Re: Why do we have to wait for gear?
I was one of Zpack's earlier customers. I have fond memories of emailing Joe about customizing a pack -- then receiving photos from Joe modeling the modified pack the very next day -- then buy...

In GEAR » Why do we have to wait for gear?
August 08, 10:15am

Tarps and Tents - Very Different Experiences!
Get an el cheapo blue tarp and try it out a few nights -- including windy/rainy nights. Tons of people prefer tarps in all but the coldest weather -- and tons of people swear them off after their ...

In GEAR » AHH! I can't choose! BA SL1 vs WB Tarp
August 06, 2:42pm

Re: Re: Is terrorism alert just to distract us from illegal wiretapping?
Abundance of caution - no downside to any bureaucrat's ass. So now we get completely useless 'global' travel warnings. Your tax dollars at work, folks.

In Chaff » Is terrorism alert just to distract us from illegal wiretapping?
August 06, 9:48am

Re: Is terrorism alert just to distract us from illegal wiretapping?
+1. Boy, ain't we glad our government keeps tabs on them terrorists!!!

In Chaff » Is terrorism alert just to distract us from illegal wiretapping?
August 05, 5:44pm

Speaking of Sharing Space...
Just another [hot] day at the municipal pool in China:

In GEAR » Sharing space?
August 05, 2:32pm

Re: Re: Sharing
@Tom: "They're designed for two people and are wonderfully comfortable" Really? Is this from personal experience? Does B. know about this? :)

In GEAR » Sharing space?
August 05, 2:27pm

Re: Don't know what to do first.
@Dean: Do both -- meaning post a response (hopefully yours is the first one) -- and PM. While posting publicly doesn't guarantee that you are in fact the first -- it does serve notice to ot...

In Gear Swap » PIF - Outdoor Products Trekking Poles (Project poles)
August 05, 2:23pm

Re: Incorporating Gear Infatuation into a Minimalist Lifestyle
Moi? Enabler? Contentment follows indeed. We Americans focus a lot on the pursuit of happiness. Methinks the cultivation of contentment ought to go hand in hand -- for the perfect balance. :)

In Philosophy & Technique » Gear Acquisition Syndrome
August 04, 9:57pm

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