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All Forum Posts by Ken Bennett

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Re: AT food
The whole mail drops thing started many years ago when the only service available in tiny mountain towns was a post office. With all the growth in the last thirty years, those tiny mountain towns a...

In GEAR » Food for the AT
March 27, 6:33pm

Re: TN/NC/VA - May-Oct - down or synthetic? Temp?
Been using down in this same area for years, with no problems. I have a 45-F quilt that I use in the summer that would probably maybe likely sorta be fine in May and September, but those months ...

In GEAR » TN/NC/VA - May-Oct - down or synthetic? Temp?
March 27, 6:19pm

late reply, but
Hey, Ian, I shoot professionally, so I have some idea about what I want in a camera. For hiking, what I want is small and light, but with reasonably good image quality. I've made do with som...

In Photography » EDC camera
March 24, 6:14am

Hmmm, dividend
$324. Have to think of something that will maximize the 20% coupon. Actually looking at one of those hydraulic lift kayak carriers from Thule - my boat is heavy and I have two bad shoulders. If the...

In GEAR » REI Dividend and 20 % off sale ?
March 23, 6:47pm

Thanks!
I meant to post this last summer, but thanks for this journal and for your email responses. We did an end-2-end last July and thoroughly enjoyed it. This journal was very helpful in the planning pr...

In Post-Trip Reports » Vermont's Long Trail
March 22, 4:19pm

Re: No worries with sewn through construction?
When I purchased a mid-range sleeping bag a while back, I looked at the Megalite and the Caribou. The sewn-thru constuction did not bother me, but the Caribou did not have a draft tube so I got the...

In GEAR » WM Caribou - What's the practical temperature range?
March 10, 7:24pm

Re: Reading glasses. Suggestions?
I buy the inexpensive readers from Amazon that come in a plastic tube. The tube goes in my pocket or my waist pack for easy access. Works great on the trail. When I hike with my wife we each ca...

In GEAR » Reading glasses. Suggestions?
March 07, 6:31pm

time off
I'm in a similar situation - I get a lot of paid time off but can only roll over half each year, and can't take it all in one chunk. And it's impossible to take much if any while school...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ideas please for a two-week-ish hike
March 03, 10:49am

files
Yup, totally agree on the amazing changes in the profession in the last 15 years. Wow. I'd like to see the image quality at mid-range ISOs, and play with a couple of raw files. But I expect...

In Photography » Canon reclaims resolution crown with 50-megapixel 5DS and 5DS R
February 07, 5:58am

Nice pix
Very nice. Here's one of my favorite spots in Virginia:

In Photo Gallery » Favorite Campsite Photos
February 06, 6:10pm

All Reader Reviews by Ken Bennett

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Photon Freedom Micro (White)
The newest version is the Photon Freedom To The Max, which uses some sort of new technology in the LED that doubles brightness while not using any more battery power. Nice. The Doug Ritter edition ...

In Lights - Flashlights & Headlamps
January 17, 6:10pm

Marmot Ion
I just received my Marmot Ion jacket from Campmor, and I agree with the two most recent posts. I don't think it's sil-nylon, exactly, but my hiking test had water beading up on the inside whil...

In Clothing - Wind & Soft Shell
January 17, 6:04pm