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Re: Re: Re: Calling Steripen Freedom Users
"Certainly not anything that made me think my small backup flashlight was coming out of my kit." T's a shame, isn't it? But I think I like everything else about my new Steripe...

In GEAR » Calling Steripen Freedom Users
February 06, 5:32pm

Re: Creating Needless Hypocrisy
"So, you think that we shouldn't have allied with Stalin back in the '40s? (Same moral issue.)" Very good question, J&A! You noticed I did not fault ourselves for dealing...

In Chaff » I Find This Very Troubling (Warning: Politics)
February 06, 5:18pm

Re: Re: Re: An accurate article on tech jobs and the offshore guest visa workers
"Deserves its own thread." +1. Not sure I agree with everything, but it is certainly thought provoking. Thanks, Ken.

In Chaff » Office Politics
February 06, 3:44pm

Re: Re: Re: Creating Enemies
"Ukraine - good example of how we're supporting more democratic, populist governments." Actually, this current government is the result of a power grab (egged on by the West) which...

In Chaff » I Find This Very Troubling (Warning: Politics)
February 06, 3:41pm

Re: Creating Enemies
" Now, it's more supporting governments that are more democratic and care about their people." Like Saudi Arabia? Or even Ukraine? I suppose needing the oil and wanting to curb R...

In Chaff » I Find This Very Troubling (Warning: Politics)
February 06, 1:48pm

Re: Re: Calling Steripen Freedom Users
Thanks, Charles, that's reassuring. Ken -- your gear whoring is a bad influence on everyone! :) Curious -- have either of you used the flashlight at night? Is it bright enough to you?

In GEAR » Calling Steripen Freedom Users
February 06, 1:02pm

Re: Calling Steripen Freedom Users
No one here uses a Steripen Freedom? :( <--- sad, not angry.

In GEAR » Calling Steripen Freedom Users
February 06, 12:31pm

Wise Tax Refund Deployment
The first $5,500 to a Roth IRA? :)

In GEAR » Tax time, new gear
February 06, 12:30pm

Re: An accurate article on tech jobs and the offshore guest visa workers
Jerry -- I want to think that we still have a good education system -- and maybe we do. Hard to gauge proper perspective from our media -- but I sometimes wonder just how is it that despite hav...

In Chaff » Office Politics
February 06, 12:14pm

Re: how much would you spend to save weight
Sometimes, I can talk myself out of spending $x to save an ounce. But then, other times, that new shiny object is just so irresistible that I would spend $xxx just to save half an ounce! Sexy is ...

In GEAR » how much would you spend to save weight
February 06, 11:10am

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