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Re: Zippers! One experience
Yup, I'm not at all surprised that given enough time, usage, carelessness, abuse -- or just plain bad luck -- a few of us would experience a zipper failure at some point -- just as we all could exp...

In GEAR » Panel Loader Theory and Ideas
June 29, 3:45pm

Re: Panel Loader
Brian: To no one's surprise, all the comments simply confirm -- yet again -- that many people like panel loaders, and many people prefer top loaders. I doubt one will ever replace the other (no...

In GEAR » Panel Loader Theory and Ideas
June 29, 2:34pm

Re: Panel Loader Theory and Ideas
I really like Rick's point about top straps. Since there is no opening at the top, that space is readily available for strapping all kinds of bulky (but not too heavy) gear -- without any intefere...

In GEAR » Panel Loader Theory and Ideas
June 29, 11:34am

Re: panel loaders
I'm all thumbs when it comes to DIY gear so I am also pretty ignorant when it comes to zippers and parts classifications. Brian -- what size/number is the Ghost zipper? I think it is a good bal...

In GEAR » Panel Loader Theory and Ideas
June 29, 10:32am

Re: Panel Loaders
Brian: People are going to think that I am pimping for Mountainsmith -- if they aren't already. I lament the passing of MS' entire 'Mountainlight' line of packs. I talked to one of their rep...

In GEAR » Panel Loader Theory and Ideas
June 29, 10:07am

Re: Re: Panel Loader Theory and Ideas
Brian: If you are indeed interested in panel loaders, I highly recommend that you give the MS Ghost an actual try out (on sale at Sierra Trading Post) and see what you can incorporate into your ...

In GEAR » Panel Loader Theory and Ideas
June 29, 9:55am

Re: Panel Loader Theory and Ideas
Brian: I have two backpacks: a panel-loading Mountainsmith Ghost and a top-loading GoLite Dawn. While I much prefer panel loading, I can easily live with either. Just about the ONLY type of p...

In GEAR » Panel Loader Theory and Ideas
June 29, 9:38am

Re: Re: Bottle filters and justdrink.net
Joseph: I was thinking exactly the same thing! Wouldn't it be nice to scoop one bottle of water, squeeze it through the filter to a second bottle, then scoop again. Voila, one bottle already f...

In GEAR » Bottle filters and justdrink.net
June 28, 3:57pm

Re: Re: Summit Shelters - one person's saga
I played around with the tent -- setting up and taking down -- quite a few times in the course of a few days (new toy syndrome). The CF poles weren't any different than aluminum -- just thinner an...

In GEAR » Summit Shelters
June 28, 3:51pm

Re: Summit Shelters - one person's saga
Jen: I have tested an Evolution 1P with CF poles. From my own experience, I highly recommend that you replace it with aluminum and not with another CF.

In GEAR » Summit Shelters
June 28, 2:37pm

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