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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: 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

Re: Are female specific packs necessary?
My wife has tried a lot of packs over the years. I'll echo Mary's comments on torso length, angle of the hip belt, and S-curved shoulder straps. In addition, the width of the shoulder strap...

In GEAR » Are female specific packs necessary?
March 03, 6:22pm

Re: Re: Re: Compact camera recommendation
Note that the LX5 will take an optional electronic viewfinder, the same one that fits the GF-1. If you prefer holding the camera to your eye, this helps -- though it's not as good as the EVF on...

In Photography » Compact camera recommendation
March 03, 6:31am

Re: Re
Bring a snow stake instead of a trowel - works almost as well and can be used as a spare tent stake. ~1 oz. Given the nature of Eastern trails it's often necessary to use a tool to dig a lar...

In Gear Lists » Srping trip to GSMNP 6 days 5 nights
March 01, 1:18pm

Re: Compact camera recommendation
I have several Panasonics, from cheap P+S models to several Micro 4/3 cameras and lenses. The LX5 is a fine camera. The ZS series is a decent p+s with a very long zoom range, though it's not a ...

In Photography » Compact camera recommendation
March 01, 1:16pm

Re: Do women 'need' a women's pad?
What' the lowest temps you'll face at night? We just got my wife the Xtherm, haven't used it yet. But a warm sleeping pad helps a LOT in staying warm at night, and that helps in the sta...

In GEAR » Do women 'need' a women's pad?
February 28, 2:03pm

Re: Re: IPAs in cans
I just about spit when I read the "long term relationship" thing. Much truth in the humor. Deviant Dale's is excellent both on draft and in cans. Mmmmm.

In GEAR » Everyday Carry
February 28, 1:55pm

Re: edc
Yeah, I'm with Mike. Wallet, iPhone, small Gerber folding knife, small LED flashlight in my pockets. The important stuff goes in my "man bag" -- a couple of cameras, various lenses, M...

In GEAR » Everyday Carry
February 26, 5:09pm

Re: Re: Thanks
I have the MLD, my wife has the Zpacks. I think I like the MLD better, but yeah, seam sealing them was a major PITA and they now look terrible. They still work, of course. The seam taped Cuben mitt...

In GEAR » Zpacks or MLD Rain Mitts
February 23, 5:06pm

Re: Coffee - carry a mug?
I just use my SP 700 mug for coffee in the morning. I'll heat water for oatmeal or grits, then add a little more and heat that for Via. If I hike with my wife, we bring the SP 900 and the 700, ...

In GEAR » Coffee - carry a mug?
February 21, 6:29pm

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