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All Forum Posts by Ben 2 World

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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

Re: Re: Creating Enemies
"You want an organization that is global." Indeed. "If Putin was gone it's possible Russia could integrate with the rest of the world." I am thinking if we had giv...

In Chaff » I Find This Very Troubling (Warning: Politics)
February 06, 11:01am

Re: An accurate article on tech jobs and the offshore guest visa workers
Roger: Reading your assumptions reminds me of America's view toward the Japanese back in the 1960's -- which could all be summed up with one word: dismissive. Toyotas were junk that wo...

In Chaff » Office Politics
February 06, 10:51am

Re: Creating Enemies
Dean: The UN is exactly as strong or as weak as its major member states allow it to be. But yes, for the concept to work -- the major powers must agree to reform. And yes, I believe we would a...

In Chaff » I Find This Very Troubling (Warning: Politics)
February 06, 10:37am

Re: Re: An accurate article on tech jobs and the offshore guest visa workers
"Feel free to discuss your thoughts on the topic." Well, right after WWII -- skilled workers were found mostly here and a few other countries in western Europe. Companies needed skill...

In Chaff » Office Politics
February 06, 10:24am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Creating Enemies
"How can Russia and China be included in this club?" Make it so that it pays more for them to stay in than to rock the boat. Back in the Nixon/Carter days, when China was destitute ...

In Chaff » I Find This Very Troubling (Warning: Politics)
February 05, 11:38pm

Re: Creating Enemies
"Not according to Pentagon officials: militants, Russia and China are the biggest threats to the US:" Maybe. But Russians see the Chinese as their biggest threat! The only reason the...

In Chaff » I Find This Very Troubling (Warning: Politics)
February 05, 9:42pm

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