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Bag Too Big
Hi Dave: Welcome to the Forum. If your heart is set on a lightweight 1.5 lbs. bag, then the Vision is wrong for you. Even worse than the heavier weight, you may well sleep cold in a bag that...

In GEAR » Bag too big
June 02, 8:06pm

I've used them on a 5-day hike to the Wind Rivers. As an end user, I can't tell you with any precision the percentage of "germs" killed. However, I can tell you that I felt completely fine drin...

In GEAR » steri pen by hydro-photon
June 01, 2:50pm

Aqua Mira Effectiveness
Reading about Aqua Mira recently, I believe it can oxidize certain metals. However, I haven't a clue about its actual effectiveness. While awaiting more feedback, I think you should contact McN...

In GEAR » Heavy metals and H2o
June 01, 10:27am

But What About
all the visual pollution you're creating for everyone else out there?

In Gear Lists » The Absolute Lightest Gear List of Anyone
May 31, 2:18pm

Click for good user reviews: http://www.backpackgeartest.org/reviews/Water%20Treatment/Filters/Seychelle%20In-Line%20Eliminator/

In GEAR » Seychelle inline filter
May 30, 9:12am

Anon. Recommendation
There's just something about an "anonymous recommendation" that detracts from its credibility...

In GEAR » Gimme Shelter
May 26, 2:20pm

Down or synthetic inner line? I just went to their website -- they're all there.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Where did the Montbell U.L. Inner line of insulative clothing go?
May 26, 9:25am

Boots, Bare Feet, Whatever....
Shelly: I read your posts and the responses. I did not detect any hint that people didn't want you to ask your question. Indeed, I thought it was good of them to share their experience (walkin...

In GEAR » shoes for sore feet
May 25, 2:11pm

Curious Too
I've seen these gadgets, but have never tried them because I keep reading from others that they don't work! Still curious though.

In GEAR » mozzie repellant.
May 25, 9:55am

Joe: Yes, it is expensive and time consuming for us Americans to travel abroad. HOWEVER, to many of us, it's more a reflection of our priorities. Think of the huge amounts we spend on hiking g...

In Other Activities » Traveling
May 21, 4:23pm

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