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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: WIndshirt Vs. Rain jacket
I've thought about this too, in the context of summer hiking in the Southern Appalachians. A rain shell keeps me warm, but I get soaked inside from sweat. Bring the shell, or just rely on my wi...

In GEAR » WIndshirt Vs. Rain jacket
April 28, 1:37pm

Re: SMD
+3 on the Starlite, it feels/is much larger than my Circuit, and quite comfortable in the 35+ pound range.

In GEAR » Which ULA pack when you need more volume?
April 28, 10:55am

Re: Re: Re: Compact replacement for D300 needed
Right, sorry, I overlooked your budget. My wife's G5 is quite good. We got it as an open box "like new" from Amazon for $400. The 20/1.7 is sometimes available used for a decent pr...

In Photography » Compact replacement for D300 needed
April 25, 7:46am

Re: Compact replacement for D300 needed
I use Canon cameras at work - a mix of 5D Mark II and 1D Mark IV bodies - but I don't really want to haul those things for personal use or on the trail. So over the years I tried all sorts of ...

In Photography » Compact replacement for D300 needed
April 24, 7:51pm

Re: wow
That's pretty slick. Right now my smallest "real" camera is a GF1 with the 14mm pancake lens, which is 28mm-equivalent. I've carried it backpacking several times, and the focal le...

In Photography » Finally - Ricoh GR
April 21, 7:27am

Re: input on 2-person shelter choices
We have and love a Lunar Duo. The Double Rainbow does hold up well to wind, rain, and light winter, but we found it too cramped for the two of us. (Long walls slope inward.) If I were looking right...

In GEAR » input on 2-person shelter choices
April 20, 6:41am

Re: ipad
I have an iPhone which usually comes on trips, but I leave it off in my pack unless I want to make a call home, or check my GPS (using Gaia.) It's too small to keep a journal, and the camera is...

In GEAR » ipad
April 16, 12:21pm

Re: Camera Bag Waist Packs
+1 on the Think Tank line. The Speed Demon or the Changeup are probably the best choices, since they aren't so deep as to impede movement. I've been wearing a Speed Demon with several extra...

In GEAR » Camera Bag Waist Packs
April 01, 8:12pm

Re: Long it is
Good. I'm 6-1 and the Long Megalite is perfect. BTW I've been using the Megalite for 8 or 9 years now. It's my favorite bag -- comfortable, warm, not too heavy. I just sent it back ...

In GEAR » 6'1" Dilemna.. Reg or Long Megalite/Plasma?
March 27, 2:49pm

Re: canisters
The "second canister" thing was for longer hikes. If you have a mostly empty canister and buy a new one at a resupply point, you end up carrying both for a while. Or you end up tossing a ...

In GEAR » Starting to doubt using my alcohol stove for cannister
March 26, 6:04pm

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