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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

Travel
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

Why Not a Hybrid
Reading the comments above, it seems like what we are after is an ultralight, hooded wind jacket that will still protect us from most rains... Wonder if any manufacturer is thinking about a hybr...

In Philosophy & Technique » soft-shell use with a UL wind jacket
May 21, 12:06pm

Dollar per Pound
It isn't linear you know. How much is it worth to you to reduce a 70 pound pack (as an example) -- versus reducing another pound from a pack that is already featherly light? I think we all have...

In GEAR » How much is a pound worth?
May 19, 3:04pm

My Experience...
with Snow Peak GigaPower canister - small size: Full weight - 7 oz. Fuel weight - 3.9 Empty can wt. - 3.1 Burn time - 42 minutes: MSR PocketRocket at full blast Snow Peak Trek 700 ti po...

In GEAR » How many days can you get out of an 8 oz canister of fuel?
May 05, 6:11pm

Anonymous Posts -
The following branches have "anonymous" posts that are actually empty: The G Spot - 1 Gear List - 1 Make Your Own Gear - 2 Gear Swap - 4 Readers Tips - 1 Hiking Partners - 1 They all sho...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Question
April 02, 12:18am

Cheap for a Reason
I am not a brand name "whore". I have purchased both new and used gear; however, quality is paramount because your life may depend on it. Note that the Texsport Knollwood's fabric is not waterp...

In GEAR » Cheap Tent/Backpack worth it?
April 01, 9:17am

Thanks..
for the web pointers. You are quite the Chinese scholar! :)

In GEAR » Light Daypack?
March 31, 2:43pm

Light Daypack
I use this as both hiking and traveling daypack: http://www.eaglecreek.com/40302.html It's simple, lightweight, and you can easily roll or stuff it inside your backpack when traveling or go...

In GEAR » Light Daypack?
March 30, 9:43pm

Traveling
Hey, I'm brave, I'll start off this new Forum... I've traveled for a few years but only started backpacking/camping last year. This has introduced me to a whole new side of Nature that I haven'...

In Other Activities » Traveling
March 30, 1:29pm

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