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Re: Temperature ratings on sleeping bags. US vs EU
I know nothing about European temp ratings but here in the US, be very careful about temp rating exaggerations! Most major brands here in the US overstate the warmth and understate the weight of...

In GEAR » Temperature ratings on sleeping bags. US vs EU
January 03, 11:15am

Re: 2 oz version
Mark: A member of a different forum said he talked to Sawyer -- and was told that while both filter and purifier will remove baddies, they DO NOT improve water taste (e.g. getting rid of chlorin...

In GEAR » A Do-It-All Water Purifier?
January 03, 10:52am

Re: BackpackingLight Gear Shop
You are right, Pamela. I was trying to buy a Seychelle in-line filter -- but balked at the shipping cost. After reading your post, I experimented by ordering a few very lightweight itesms -- and ...

In GEAR » BackpackingLight Gear Shop
January 03, 1:16am

Re: re:MontBell U.L.Comfort System Pads
Thanks, Brett! Have fun snow camping!

In GEAR » MontBell U.L.Comfort System Pads?
January 02, 9:51pm

MB Pads vs. ProLite 3
Brett: How does the MB compare with the Prolite 3 in the comfort department?

In GEAR » MontBell U.L.Comfort System Pads?
January 02, 8:02pm

BackpackingLight Gear Shop
Darn. No more free shipping!!!

In GEAR » BackpackingLight Gear Shop
January 02, 8:00pm

Re. Sawyer In-Line Filter / Purifier
In case anyone is interested, I called Sawyer and got the following info: Filter (SP120) - 5.5" length x 1.75" diameter - 2 ounces. Purifier (SP125) - 6.25" x 2.75" - 8 ou...

In GEAR » A Do-It-All Water Purifier?
January 02, 10:28am

Re: BPL 500 Titanium Pot
One aspect of our capitalist system is that companies charge whatever the market will bear. Campbell Soup charges more for their less salty soups! You'd think that using less salt would actua...

In GEAR » BPL 500 Titanium Pot
December 31, 4:09pm

Re: MontBell U.L.Comfort System Pads?
Thanks, Dondo. Happy New Year.

In GEAR » MontBell U.L.Comfort System Pads?
December 31, 3:23pm

Re: MontBell U.L.Comfort System Pads?
How do the MontBell pads compare to the Thermarest ProLites in the comfort department?

In GEAR » MontBell U.L.Comfort System Pads?
December 31, 11:40am

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