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Just the Essentials
I expect to "rough it" whenever I camp, and that's part of the fun! So, I limit myself to just the bare essentials...

In Gear Lists » Pack my pack for me
September 03, 10:20am

Re: Arrived
Steven: Done. Thanks.

In Gear Deals » SmartWool Lightweight Zip-T; $30
September 02, 11:20pm

Re: New Tarptent
Henry: Congrats on yet another masterpiece! Now, being a Rainbow owner, I am also very much interested in what you wrote above: "The Rainbow isn't going anywhere but I'll keep trying to make...

In GEAR » NEW Tarptent
September 02, 11:15pm

Re: Re: Arrived
Steve: I'll take it for $35. Paypal OK? If so, please let me know the email address. Thanks.

In Gear Deals » SmartWool Lightweight Zip-T; $30
September 02, 7:24pm

Re: How do most members buy/sell/trade on this forum? Paypal? eBay link?
I've bought and sold using Paypal exclusively. This wasn't done on purpose, but Paypal payments were always the most convenient thus far.

In Gear Swap » How do most members buy/sell/trade on this forum? Paypal? eBay link?
September 01, 4:54pm

Re: HDPE framesheet for MYOG pack
Jason: Sorry, but I know next to nothing about HDPE sheets. However, reading the Ebay auction, it sppears that each sheet weighs 3.5 lbs?!? Even using half (say 24 x 12 x 1/8), that's still pr...

In Make Your Own Gear » HDPE framesheet for MYOG pack
September 01, 12:23pm

Re: Montbell stretch bags
Russell: The usable temp is downright seductive... but again, don't count on it being anywhere near comfortable. IMO, rather than 'wishing it were so' -- I suggest that you pick your MB bag b...

In GEAR » Montbell stretch bags
September 01, 9:46am

Re: Where to get good price on Montbell UL Thermawrap Park
20% off plus free shipping:

In Gear Swap » Where to get good price on Montbell UL Thermawrap Park
September 01, 8:47am

Re: Montbell stretch bags
I own two MB down bags, and I find their "comfy" ratings to be spot on -- meaning that when temps fall to the specified level, the bags no longer feel so toasty warm, but are still warm enough for ...

In GEAR » Montbell stretch bags
August 31, 6:54pm

Re: SuperUltraLight Backpacks REVIEW SUMMARY
A 1800-2000 ci frameless pack is just about right for me when hiking for 2 or 3 days. I too dislike hanging things outside my pack (mainly due to aesthetics) -- with one exception: my tent. Wh...

In Editor's Roundtable » SuperUltraLight Backpacks REVIEW SUMMARY
August 30, 10:56pm

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