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Re: suggestion
Joe: The Explorer Trek is certainly trailworthy -- but may be 'overbuilt'. Obviously, this is subjective, but I based this on my comparison of its smallish volume and heavy-ish weight (2,400 / ...

In GEAR » Ultralight pack suitable for international travel
January 01, 8:53pm

Re: suggestion
Sai: Frameless packs have their place (again, it's a matter of matching the right tool to the task at hand). More space is good if you have particularly bulky, but lightweight pieces. But if t...

In GEAR » Ultralight pack suitable for international travel
January 01, 8:39pm

Re: Re: Re: suggestion
Rest easy... the Ghost has two "hidden" openings near the top -- one on each side -- for you to thread your hydration tube through. The Medium size will generally qualify as carry on -- but not th...

In GEAR » Ultralight pack suitable for international travel
January 01, 8:12pm

Re: Re: Re: International backpacking gear list
Sai: You are quite the linguist!

In Gear Lists » International backpacking gear list
January 01, 10:53am

Re: Ultralight pack suitable for international travel
John: Here it is (also comes in black color): http://www.happyfeet.com/istar.asp?a=6&id=6414-942!208&csurl=/iStar.asp?a%3D29%26manufacturer%3D208 You can occasionally find these -- new, of...

In GEAR » Ultralight pack suitable for international travel
January 01, 10:50am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Ultralight pack suitable for international travel
When you are dealing with bureaucrats, you will soon learn not to look for logic or consistency, or even bother to ask 'why'! :) Yes, a pair of scissors can be viewed as two blades. Nevertheles...

In GEAR » Ultralight pack suitable for international travel
December 31, 9:04pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Ultralight pack suitable for international travel
When you are dealing with bureaucrats, you will soon learn not to look for logic or consistency, or even bother to ask 'why'! :) Yes, a pair of scissors can be viewed as two blades. Nevertheles...

In GEAR » Ultralight pack suitable for international travel
December 31, 8:26pm

Re: Re: Re: Ultralight pack suitable for international travel
No weapons on planes. TSA no longer considers scissors and tools 4 in. or under as "weapons". No blades though, no matter how small. Undies -- I was thinking two s/s tees and two briefs or box...

In GEAR » Ultralight pack suitable for international travel
December 31, 7:48pm

Re: International backpacking gear list
Oh, and you don't need a language translator or any such gadgets. It's absolutely amazing the sheer variety of needless gadgets one finds in travel magazines and travel stores! I've traveled so...

In Gear Lists » International backpacking gear list
December 31, 6:50pm

Re: International backpacking gear list
I can tell that you have spent a ton of time on this. Welcome to the forum, fellow gearhead! :) Excellent choice on tent and bag! As for clothing, I would advise against fleece, since your ...

In Gear Lists » International backpacking gear list
December 31, 6:41pm

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