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Che and Pope Francis
Che and Pope Francis both went to the same university in Buenos Aires. And while differing in years... both witnessed social injustice and both resolved to devote their lives fighting social inju...

In Chaff » The real reasons why Israel is bombing Palestine
August 02, 5:41pm

Re: Retirement
Nothing specific... but if you like quality bookstores, plays, etc. --- know that even big metropolis often have their own neighborhood patches. Some of them are the 'perfect' balance betw...

In Chaff » Retirement
August 01, 2:19pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Going TP free, advice wanted
Cleaning? In the Dark Ages? What on earth for? Fast forward to Medieval times, when men embraced luxury and became soft -- a few towns started decreeing that inns must wash their crockery and ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Going TP free, advice wanted.
July 31, 4:24pm

Re: Going TP free, advice wanted
"it must be a useful skill to develop when there is nowhere to sit other than in the dirt." Indeed. But it also looks 'uncouth' in public. Tipping over out in the wil...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Going TP free, advice wanted.
July 31, 12:42pm

Re: Going TP free, advice wanted
Hi toccs: You shouldn't be too surprised, if you are using muscles that you don't normally use. I am in the same boat... although I am blessed with the "ability" to do my busi...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Going TP free, advice wanted.
July 31, 11:10am

Re: Going TP free, advice wanted
Squatting position: Inefficient - too much pressure on calves: Efficient - a bit less pressure on calves, ass lower to the ground - trousers around knees safely out of the way: B...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Going TP free, advice wanted.
July 30, 5:47pm

Re: Going TP free, advice wanted.
"Washing is a better way to live than wiping." That's true. Our butts are much cleaner after washing in our shower -- for example -- than after wiping with paper. But at home, I ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Going TP free, advice wanted.
July 30, 5:41pm

Re: Going TP free, advice wanted.
Oh, a few more suggestions: 1. Finish peeing first - somewhere nearby -- then locate and make cat hole. Getting the liquid part out of the way reduces the potential for mess and the time you ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Going TP free, advice wanted.
July 30, 2:10pm

Re: DEET and Gear
I used to use Jungle Juice (99.8% DEET) for its compactness and light weight. It did no harm whatsoever to my nylon clothing, nylon / silnylon backpack, tents, or shoes. But the oily stuff did ta...

In GEAR » DEET and dyneema
July 30, 1:58pm

Re: Going TP free, advice wanted.
toccs: This is one of those things that seems to loom large... until the moment you actually do it... and then it becomes almost instantly an absolute nothing! I took up hiking relatively lat...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Going TP free, advice wanted.
July 30, 1:50pm

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