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Re: Ultralight pack suitable for international travel
Ilya: Clothing - you are correct. Same applies to both hiking and travel. Here's a suggestion: Two sets of synthetic, quick drying, wicking undies, shirts, pants and socks -- one on your pe...

In GEAR » Ultralight pack suitable for international travel
December 31, 5:11pm

Re: Six Moons Design
Kevin: Packs with metal stays will NOT be confiscated! There are no laws against bringing metals on board as carry-on's. The carrry-on restrictions apply to specific types of items like blades...

In GEAR » Ultralight pack suitable for international travel
December 31, 4:52pm

Re: Ultralight pack suitable for international travel
I went to Morocco and Tunisia for a month earlier this year -- traveling, not camping. Without needing to carry any camping gear, everything fitted inside my campus bookbag, and my total pack weig...

In GEAR » Ultralight pack suitable for international travel
December 31, 9:45am

Re: drop stoppers under wind gear
Is the purpose to protect your drop stoppers raingear from abrasion? If so, then maybe layering a nylon windshirt on top can help. May need to size the drop stopper one size smaller. As for so...

In GEAR » drop stoppers under wind gear
December 31, 9:27am

Re: FS - Tent/Stove/Thermarest etc
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In Gear Swap » FS - Misc Items
December 30, 8:29am

Re: Official Wish List
SHEESH! People wishing for lungs, legs, knees and abs that they used to have... Now, isn't that TOTALLY GREEDY of you people to be double dipping? Since I have never had strong lungs, legs, kn...

In GEAR » Official Wish List
December 27, 2:04pm

Re: How to sleep without FRICTION??
Two suggestions: 1. As above, apply lines of sealant on your tent floor to minimize sleeping pad slippage. 2. Secure your bag onto your pad with these straps: http://www.rei.com/product/...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How to sleep without FRICTION??
December 27, 10:53am

Re: thermarest?
Hmm, maybe I can save you some waiting time. Both items have been sold -- as indicated in the original thread up above.

In Gear Swap » Great Gear For Sale (a lot)
December 23, 10:37am

Re: Sleeping Bags???
I have the MontBell thermal sheet as well as their No. 3 down bag. Per phone discussion with MontBell back when I was deciding, I was told that the thermal sheet is good to 50F (not 40). I've u...

In GEAR » Sleeping Bags???
December 23, 10:35am

Re: Official Wish List
Santa: This will add hardly any weight to your sack... I wish for a titanium lid for my Snow Peak 600 cup. And I promise to be nice to EVERYONE on this (and other) backpacking forums! Thanks...

In GEAR » Official Wish List
December 22, 9:43am

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