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Black Monday?
Greece has successfully created maximum turmoil and uncertainty -- its banks all shut down for the week. It's now bedtime for us, but already Monday in Asia -- and markets there are tumbling! ...

In Chaff » Black Monday?
June 29, 12:25am

Re: Just want to be honest and loving and truthful
Torrent of great posts! I'm mostly a subscriber of "live and let live" (or HYOH in our hiker parlance). Why? Again, based on my beliefs, if God Almighty saw fit to give His human...

In Chaff » Marriage Equality
June 28, 10:00pm

Can the GOP Sink Any Lower? Yes It Can!!
These last few years, the GOP has become the political cesspool that attracts clowns like Sarah Pailin... "angry" Teapartyers... and lately Donald Trump. Given The Donald's racist,...

In Chaff » Can the GOP Sink Any Lower? Yes It Can!!
June 28, 11:34am

Re: Is the Backpacker Forum dead ?
What ads? I don't recall seeing a single ad on backpacker.com's forum. Not one. How come? Adblock. Use it. But I too seldom visit that forum anymore. Forums are nothing new. It&#...

In Chaff » Is the Backpacker Forum dead ?
June 28, 11:30am

Re: "Marriage Equality"
@Jeffrey: Good post - thanks - I'll check out Obama's eulogy...

In Chaff » Marriage Equality
June 26, 10:20pm

Re: "Marriage Equality"
Speaking of less controversy than the confederate flag... As a Christian, I do not subscribe to same-sex marriage. I doubt I will change my mind. However, isn't it great to live in a count...

In Chaff » Marriage Equality
June 26, 6:43pm

Re: demonizing symbol vs demonizing a people
@ Monte -- I can't agree more (sadly)! @ Jennifer - "No one here said anything about how southerners are awful people." I am expanding the topic a bit -- if you read CNN, etc. -...

In Chaff » SC Governor is So Wrong!
June 26, 12:38pm

Re: Re: Really?
Monte, I hope you don't see me as one of those who feel "superior". My contention all along is that folks shouldn't insist on defining something by cherry picking just the wo...

In Chaff » SC Governor is So Wrong!
June 26, 11:26am

Re: Really?
Yes, Bruce, really. That's why it's called Chaff. You are, of course, free to linger and read, or simply move on. Cheers.

In Chaff » SC Governor is So Wrong!
June 26, 10:03am

Re: modify shoes
If it's going to be el cheapo shoes anyway... I have met a few PCT / JMT hikers wearing Crocs and swearing by them...

In GEAR » sandals = blisters? Can't find proper fitting sandals
June 25, 6:17pm

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