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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: Exaggerated pack weights????
Easy -- the wrong stuff and too much of it. Fifteen years ago I was thrilled when I was able to get my base weight below 50 pounds. Seriously. For a weekend trip, I would have 48 pounds of base gea...

In Gear Lists » Exaggerated pack weights????
November 18, 9:31am

Re: Hallelujah!
Huh, it works. Thanks!

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hallelujah!
November 14, 7:01pm

Re: winter hiking hat
I hike in a Microdome from Mountain Hardwear. It's a thin microfleece beanie. Just right in all but the coldest weather. For camp I bring a homemade tube hat made from 200-wt fleece. Oh, and I ...

In GEAR » winter hiking hat
October 17, 6:09pm

Re: odds
I suspect the odds of this poster being attacked by a crazed deer again are significantly lower than 3720 to 1. (Never tell me the odds.) To the OP: you have done a remarkable job trimming your ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Critique My Pack List
October 10, 6:35pm

Re: Your concerns are sound
If you are planning to sleep near your car, can you leave all the sleeping stuff in that car at the end? If I recall that section correctly, you can cross into Virginia, then cross back to WV to yo...

In Gear Lists » AT Four State Challenge List
October 10, 6:23pm

Re: D40
D40 is fine. It'll make very good photos at lower ISOs, and much better high ISO photos than a p+s camera. You'll have a lot more control over your photos, too, which is great if you want t...

In Photography » Upgrading to dslr, did i make the right choice?
October 04, 6:48pm

Re: What to focus on when pitching a tarp?
It's going to be difficult to get a completely taut pitch in a flat tarp that doesn't have catenary cut edges. That's just the nature of the thing -- pulling in one direction to get it ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What to focus on when pitching a tarp?
September 30, 6:51am

Re: Recent JMT hike gear comments
Thanks for the post - glad to see it worked out well for you.

In GEAR » Recent JMT gear comments
September 30, 6:41am

Re: Know of a good trail or loop in Va mountains?
Plenty of people offer shuttle services along the AT in Virginia. You could park in Damascus and get a shuttle ~30 miles north to Massey Gap in Grayson Highlands State Park and walk back. Great sec...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Know of a good trail or loop in Va mountains?
September 28, 7:32pm

Re: need down jacket advice
"Also part of the reason to have this jacket is to boost the temp range of a 30* bag and I kinda feel like I would over heat in this jacket." Don't wear the parka to bed - instead,...

In GEAR » need down jacket advice
September 28, 7:24pm

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