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Ken Bennett (ken_bennett) - BPL Forum Member

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All Forum Posts by Ken Bennett

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Re: Compact wide angle big sensor?
"I thought first of a Pana GF but they don't have a compact 24mm kind wide lens." Sure they do - the excellent Olympus 12mm f/2 lens, which is a 24mm-equivalent wide angle on full ...

In Photography » Compact wide angle big sensor?
November 18, 11:45am

Re: Re: ULA Circuit Mods - ?
Let me add that I got the Circuit after using an Ohm and a Six Moons Designs Starlite for awhile. The capacity and comfort of the Circuit are just about perfect for me -- though I have never used a...

In GEAR » ULA Circuit Mods - ?
November 16, 6:25pm

Re: ULA Circuit Mods - ?
If I were to order another Circuit, I would definitely get the all-Robic fabric, and also the second compression strap just above the pockets. This would help with compression, and also keep long i...

In GEAR » ULA Circuit Mods - ?
November 16, 6:23pm

Re: ULA Circuit roll top vs drawstring
My custom Circuit has the drawstring top and the stretchy front pocket. Love them both. My first Circuit was stock, and the roll top and heavy mesh pocket were the two things I disliked. I had ...

In GEAR » ULA Circuit roll top vs drawstring
November 16, 9:09am

Re: Long Trail End to End, July 2014
I like your journal, and see why you are called "Speedy!" :) Thanks for the comments. You are correct about the "comfy times" - it made for a nice overall experience. Edi...

In Post-Trip Reports » Long Trail End to End, July 2014
November 02, 7:25pm

Long Trail End to End, July 2014
My wife and I did an end to end hike of the Long Trail in Vermont this summer. We started July 4, and finished July 29, for a total of 23 hiking days and three zeros. We have a 20 mile section left...

In Post-Trip Reports » Long Trail End to End, July 2014
November 02, 1:27pm

Re: LX100 vs M4/3 or E mount
"Just wondering that if you're willing to spend enough money to buy an LX100 and are comfortable with a bulky P&S, why not just go mirrorless m4/3 or e mount for basically the same wei...

In GEAR » New camera
October 13, 5:41pm

Re: Trip Canceled: Let us Rant and Commiserate Together
Planned on a 3 day holiday hike. Instead I have been sitting in my living room with my right foot in a boot since Thursday. Bad sprain. Ugh.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Trip Canceled: Let us Rant and Commiserate Together
September 01, 1:13pm

Re: Women of BPL, Help a Brother Out
I'm not female but my wife and I hike a lot together, and just came back from a Long Trail thru. In no particular order: 1. Split up the weight and the camp chores equitably. It's tempti...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Women of BPL, Help a Brother Out
August 26, 3:57pm

Re: Jetboil SOL
We used a Sol Ti for a month on the Long Trail, twice a day. Boiling water for coffee in the morning, and cooking dinner in the evening -- usually a pasta side with a bag of chicken or whatever. Co...

In GEAR » JetBoil Sol update?
August 16, 7:12pm

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