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Re: The Darwin competition is heating up
"You have mighty big...ahem..." Cojones? Heh heh... Although I should mention that crocodile had just feasted on whole chickens and was totally mellowed out... I happened to walk i...

In Chaff » The Darwin competition is heating up
July 24, 2:03pm

Re: Anyone try any of the wind/rain hybrid jackets?
"Ben I was talking about turning it into a hybrid not a full on rain jacket. My assumption is that a hybrid (never heard of them) is not a full on water proof rain jacket." OK, I see.

In GEAR » Anyone try any of the wind/rain hybrid jackets?
July 24, 1:44pm

Re: Re: Anyone try any of the wind/rain hybrid jackets?
"p.s. you could probably turn your wind shirt into a hybrid by just spraying some extra DWR on it" I don't think so. A real rain jacket relies on both DWR to get water to slide o...

In GEAR » Anyone try any of the wind/rain hybrid jackets?
July 24, 11:14am

Re: The Darwin competition is heating up
""F**k Alligators!"" Speaking of which, here's a photo of Bangladashi villagers pulling idiot tourist away from the gene pool filter:

In Chaff » The Darwin competition is heating up
July 24, 11:03am

Re: Avian 007
Impressive. But the video didn't say how many tries that crow had gone through? Or maybe I missed something...

In Chaff » Avian 007
July 23, 11:15am

Re: Two from the Onion
"The first will make you laugh." I didn't laugh at all, Charlie. I still remember well the gubernatorial race here in California... when we got two fantastic candidates then -- Pe...

In Chaff » Two from the Onion
July 21, 5:41pm

Re: PU
"Who said anything about storing it damp?" Not you, Paul, but considering how careless a lot of people are with their gear.. Osprey probably assumed... In any case, why not just hu...

In GEAR » The Osprey All Mighty Guarantee... not So Almighty
July 20, 4:31pm

Re: Compass with Red End of Needle Aligning South
Reverse polarity. Yep. This happened to me earlier in the year when I was in Ethiopia. Imagine the annoyance when my map/instincts and my compass say the exact opposite! Not sure how it happe...

In GEAR » Compass with Red End of Needle Aligning South
July 20, 4:21pm

Re: Trump disses McCain in Iowa
People are "supporting" Trump for the entertainment value he brings. Not that they want him actually elected. Or so I hope...

In Chaff » Trump disses McCain in Iowa
July 20, 4:18pm

Re: Re: Re: Question
"Russia, where the Lonely Planet guide instructed me NOT to cooperate with police if I was ever stopped (this was in 2005; it can only be worse now)" I use LP guides a lot because I fi...

In Chaff » IRAN - My Belated Trip Report
July 20, 3:15pm

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