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On November 14, 1985, the Nevado del Ruiz Volcano erupted in Colombia


On November 14th, 1985, the Nevado del Ruiz Volcano erupted in Colombia, killing more than 20,000 as nearby towns are buried in mud, ice and lava. Scientist studying the volcano believed an eruption was imminent and had recommended an evacuation of the area which was largely ignored, resulting in the high number of casualties.

Today, we present another product review by our Field Gear Editor, Pat Cascio.  This is one of the unusual weeks where we have two articles written by him.

Some uncivil words were used in a string of off-topic comments, on Tuesday and Wednesday.  I have stopped all commenting on that piece.  Henceforth, I will not hesitate to delete inflammatory comments, or to stop comments strings. Please BE POLITE, RATIONAL, and CIVIL, or I will cut off all comments!

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