Tom, please go back and re-read. You won't find any bashing of cheap gear, in fact, you might find some praise of some inexpensive gear. What you will find is a few references by some people who see the Ozark junk in particular in dumpsters and just abandoned at campsites when virtually new gear fails. That isn't just cheap, it's junk and not all of Ozark's stuff is inexpensive, either.

Intermixed in that group we also pointed out some places like Craigs list where you can find GOOD gear as cheap if not cheaper than the Ozark stuff and in some cases where spending a bit more might seem out of line at first but when it's still 100% functional after 15 years it more than pays for itself. I did not, however, see anyone bashing cheap gear specifically. wink