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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: 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

Re: Starting to doubt using my alcohol stove for canister
"set a table at a shelter on fire" That was you? Man, I think you've been at every AT shelter before me, multiple times in some cases.... :) I used an alky stove for a while, an...

In GEAR » Starting to doubt using my alcohol stove for cannister
March 25, 11:37am

Re: Dividend
We put all household expenses except groceries on the REI Visa card, pay it off every month, and get a nice dividend the following year. No charges if it's paid off each month. Heck, my daughte...

In GEAR » REI Dividend Coming
March 19, 6:35pm

Re: Re: Stuff sacks for sleeping bags
"Sean, when you hear about people shoving their bag into their pack, 98% of the time they also use a waterproof pack liner. " Right, this. I use a cuben pack liner from Zpacks in my Ci...

In GEAR » Stuff sacks for sleeping bags
March 14, 8:43am

"When the Circuit pack body is full, its hard to get very much in the front mesh pocket. For that reason, I swear I can put more in my Ohm, even though its supposed to be 300 cuin smaller o...

In GEAR » ULA pack dimensions
March 12, 7:56am

Re: Please please please...
Just find your favorite wool socks and sew them to the ankles of the onesie.

In GEAR » Important news for Cap 4 fans
March 11, 1:07pm

Re: Nikon Coolpix A - Mini RX1?
The first thing I thought of was the Nikon 28ti camera from, what, twenty years ago? Everything old is new again.

In Photography » Nikon Coolpix A - Mini RX1?
March 05, 1:01pm

Re: Kids with cameras
My daughter always had a camera. Thank heavens for the transition to digital -- she would walk around and just shoot the same thing over and over and over again -- film got kind of expensive. Got h...

In Photography » Kids with cameras
March 05, 12:58pm

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