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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: Re: Re: Re: Some details not shown.
"Vibram 5-fingers. Why do the women look away?!"

In GEAR » Zimmerbuilt Hip Pack: Pictures!
February 05, 6:00pm

Re: Re: ultralight backpacking "on the cheap" !!!!!
When the zombie apocalypse happens (a.k.a. TSHTF) you'll wish you had those spare motar rounds. Just sayin'.

In Gear Lists » ultralight backpacking "on the cheap" !!!!!
February 04, 7:08pm

Re: Megalite zip is full length
I have a Megalite and use it as a quilt all the time. Love it. It's plenty wide enough for me -- the narrow cut WM bags like the Ultralite, now those things are tight!

In GEAR » Marmot Arroyo and WM Megalite in Quilt Mode
January 27, 1:08pm

Re: ultralight documentary gear? ;)
No idea how to make it lighter. Your video head is heavy, but a good one, and the CF tripod is decent for the weight. The GH3 should be excellent - I have a GH2 with which I am very happy. I'd ...

In Photography » ultralight documentary gear? ;)
January 24, 6:23pm

Re: The math
I'm with Roger Dodger on this, if I can get 4 or 5 weekends and maybe a week in the early summer, I'm feeling pretty good about it. With working weekends, family activities, etc., getting o...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How often do you hike or backpack?
January 23, 5:48pm

Re: Check into mirrorless
I'm a photographer at a university and do some (limited) teaching. The problem with most point and shoot cameras is that you don't get as much manual control over the camera, and even wi...

In Photography » Reccomend a camera for me. Quick please ;)
January 18, 12:05pm

Re: What's Your Favorite Piece of Gear?
WM Megalite bag. Had it for 8+ years, still love it.

In GEAR » What's Your Favorite Piece of Gear?
January 11, 7:44pm

Re: Tarp & camping in the rain
You mentioned a tarp, and also a tarp tent, which is a brand and style of single wall tent. I'll assume you mean a flat tarp. I like using a tarp in the rain. Get a big enough tarp, like an...

In GEAR » Tarp & camping in the rain
January 11, 7:41pm

Re: Better pictures
The Exos Large looks too long in the torso. The Medium looks just about right. All this assumes that you are happy with the placement of the hip belt, and that you have a full load in the pack.

In GEAR » Osprey Exos 58 - Need help with sizing or other recommendations
January 09, 1:31pm

Re: So Far...
I have a Moment, and it's a nice tent. Sets up very quickly, handles heavy wind well, along with light snow. If I were buying something right now, though, I'd get a Notch. I like making my ...

In GEAR » What's your favorite 3-season 1P tent?
January 08, 2:45pm

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