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Kenneth Knight (kenknight) - BPL Professional Member

My Locale SE Michigan
About Me Besides being the Production Editor here at BackpackingLight.com I have been an avid backpacker for several years. If I am not traveling someplace chances are good that I am doing volunteer work at a local music/perforamnce space called The Ark.
CityAnn Arbor
StateMichigan
My Website URLhttp://www.wanderingknight.org

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All Forum Posts by Kenneth Knight

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pack rafting Isle Royale
I took my Alpacka llama to Isle Royale some 5 hers ago and had a pretty good trip. I'm glad others are doing it. I have always intended to return to visit more of the interior lakes like you di...

In Editor's Roundtable » Honeymoon at Isle Royale (Trip Report)
June 20, 11:11am

Re: Re: The Perils of Certainty
Michael, no this is a completely different situation than what you are referring too. I'm not going to get into the details of what happened back then. It's not really relevant to the reaso...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Perils of Certainty
April 26, 1:56pm

Re: re: John, limitations and Amy
James, the iPhone does have a GPS receiver in it. In fact, pretty much every cell phone today made has a GPS receiver. The iPhone will, it is true, and depending on the app start out trying to get ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Smartphone Navigation
July 30, 3:51pm

Re: iPhone GPS - Battery Drain is manageable
Amy has written up some great tips. I did not cover this area because I knew that an article covering this material was coming and we wnated to avoid overlapping too much. I'd add that dimming...

In Editor's Roundtable » Smartphone Navigation
July 30, 3:27pm

winter pyramid
I can't speak to the Oware pyramid specifically but I have used tarps in the winter and had good success with them. Pyramids that I've used include the Black Diamond Megamid and Kifaru Para...

In GEAR » Pyramid as winter shelter
September 05, 3:12pm

lon g trails
If the goal is to avoid going up and down the Appalachian Trail is perhaps the worst choice of many mentioned. It has more up and down than the PCT does. An interesting option might involve stre...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » recommendation for a 10 week trail
September 02, 9:28pm

ultralight minimalism and scorpions
The only time I've been bit/stung by something was during the day - not when asleep under a tarp. I've not done nearly as much desert camping as some here but I've no real worries about...

In Philosophy & Technique » ultralight minimalism and scorpions
September 02, 3:34pm

Watch
While I like my St. Moritz VS1 I have to agree with Roger that many of the function you want are of limited value. While I trust the compass to be accurate to the level it can be accurate I'd m...

In GEAR » Which Watch?
September 02, 3:24pm

solar power
I took a PowerMonkey on the High Sierra trail with me two weeks ago. You use the solar panels to charge a battery which in turn you use to charge your devices. The unit comes with an assortment of ...

In GEAR » Solar power - anyone?
August 31, 2:15pm

Tarptent and rain
Hard to really know if it is equipment failure. You never said if the Contrail was seam sealed or not. But even a seam sealed tent will leak if enough rain falls and humidity remains high. And some...

In GEAR » Tarp/bivvy in extended rain
August 28, 1:46pm

All Reader Reviews by Kenneth Knight

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Canon PowerShot S70
While not the lightest dgital camera on the market at 10.25oz (290g) it is still my current favorite for several reasons. 1. Resolution. At 7-megapixels I can shoot decnet pictures at high resoluti...

In Photography - Hiking & Backpacking Cameras
August 02, 2:59pm

Osprey Aether 60
While I agree with Mark that this pack can carry heavy loads quite well (I'd bump that value up some actually; a friend just used his Aether 60 on a 12-day trek in Alaska and was carrying initially 37...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
August 02, 2:23pm

Gossamer Gear Mariposa
I've found the Mariposa to be an exeedingly good performer since I bought the pack. Combining the 2 vertical stays with a sleeping pad to form the backpanel makes this 16 ounce pack (450g) a solid per...

In Backpacks - Frameless
August 02, 2:16pm