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Re: Re: Re: Re: tom
Tom: That link requires signing up for an account in order to read. How about a quickie copy/paste? Or can I trouble you to email me? Pretty please? Thanks.

In Chaff » I Find This Very Troubling (Warning: Politics)
February 05, 5:47pm

Re: Little
Thank you, Kat. The word finally came to me -- about what Dean was doing: strawman argument. Yep, Ben was just trashing the West. Ergo, no credibility. And therefore, no argument and no prob...

In Chaff » I Find This Very Troubling (Warning: Politics)
February 05, 5:36pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Little
"But I think that's all that Michael wants from you- an admission that not everything is the US's fault. For instance, that Russia has SOME degree of culpability in the Ukraine crisis....

In Chaff » I Find This Very Troubling (Warning: Politics)
February 05, 5:28pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Little
"It is ridiculous to propose that all of the world's ills are the West's fault." Dean, this is patently wrong, and unfair. WHERE did I ever insinuate "that all the world&...

In Chaff » I Find This Very Troubling (Warning: Politics)
February 05, 5:22pm

Re: picking nits, and hypocrisy
I don't see it as hypocrisy -- but more of an issue of common sense precaution. Basically, all of us are responsible to a degree the vibes that we choose to give out. Dress and act appropriat...

In Philosophy & Technique » Let's talk about the advantages of being a single female backpacker for a change....
February 05, 2:30pm

Re: Re: Little
@Jerry, who wrote, "We could do a lot better, which we should." THAT is the point. And rabid patriotism blinds us to searching where we can or where we should improve ourselves. Rabi...

In Chaff » I Find This Very Troubling (Warning: Politics)
February 05, 1:10pm

Re: Another Suggestion
If you are faced with really churned-up brown river water -- such as what can happen after a rainfall -- it is often the more intricate filters that can clog up more quickly (although one can back ...

In GEAR » Advice for Water Treatment in Grand Canyon
February 05, 12:15pm

Re: Great stuff
"Please give examples of what you're doing to make the world a better place." Truth be told, Ian, I often feel pretty powerless. Sure, I have done my small share of writing to my ...

In Chaff » I Find This Very Troubling (Warning: Politics)
February 05, 11:58am

Re: Re: Re: Who Pays?
And yet, Jerry , after all this -- we still have people in the millions where "patriotism" trumps all. Is it our education system? Or something in the water we drink??

In Chaff » I Find This Very Troubling (Warning: Politics)
February 05, 10:53am

Re: no blaze orange
No guarantee in life, but notice how Nature employs two completely opposite tactics -- simultaneously -- to maximize safety: So yeah, no bright colors in Mendocino Woods -- OR we can hav...

In Chaff » Opinions on self defense. Threatened by hippie with machete
February 05, 10:48am

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