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Ken Bennett (ken_bennett) - BPL Forum Member

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Sure, it's a fine pack
It's a fine lightweight pack, and that price is reasonable. The pack has a decent suspension and will hold a light kit. Two comments: 1. It needs to fit well, or it's not worthwhile at a...

In GEAR » Rei flash 62?
June 07, 11:27am

Horses for courses, as they say. The Sony NEX 7 and the Fuji XPro1 get excellent reviews for image quality. These are APS-size sensors, so the same size as your D80, not 24x36mm ("full fra...

In Photography » UL BP & DSLR
June 06, 6:26pm

Re: Looking for a New Little Camera
Most of my small cameras are Panasonic, for no good reason other than they had decent features and prices. My hiking camera is a ZS1, which has a fairly wide angle lens (equivalent to a 25-300mm le...

In GEAR » Looking for a New Little Camera
May 24, 6:49pm

Re: Re: Circuit is a nice comfortable pack for a big guy
Hmm, I'm curious about the 43 ounce weight for your Circuit. My large Circuit has all the removable items stripped off, and I am using an ancient ULA hip belt which is smaller than the curr...

In GEAR » Sub-2 lb pack for a big guy
May 24, 6:37pm

Re: Pondering on a poncho tent design
Yes, I remember doing this with Army issue ponchos -- the snaps on the edges could be used to create "sleeves" while wearing it as a poncho, or to snap two (or more) together to make a sh...

In GEAR » Pondering on a poncho tent design
May 24, 6:08am

Re: Sub-2 lb pack for a big guy
You could try the ULA Ohm 2.0, as it uses the same hip belt IIRC. I had an original Ohm, and liked it except for the hip belt, so I got a custom Circuit instead.

In GEAR » Sub-2 lb pack for a big guy
May 24, 6:05am

Re: What I learned from two Heavyweights
When we did family hikes with our daughter, I rigged a 5x8 sil tarp over the door of our Rainshadow. That was great -- it gave us a huge porch for cooking and gear storage and just hanging out. ...

In GEAR » What I learned from two Heavyweights
May 17, 4:31pm

Re: Tent recommendations
We have owned the original Rainshadow, the Double Rainbow, and now use the SMD Lunar Duo. The Rainshadow will comfortably sleep three adults. Nice tent, but I disliked the front entrance/single...

In GEAR » Tent recommendations
May 17, 11:33am

Re: 28.5 Liter Pack @ 2# 10oz--what's the intended purpose?
My wife has a Jade pack, maybe the 30 liter, for long day hikes in the winter. The extra pack weight doesn't really matter at that point. I have an Osprey Kestrel 32 for day hikes when I want t...

In GEAR » 28.5 Liter Pack @ 2# 10oz--what's the intended purpose?
May 17, 8:04am

Re: thanks for the info
" I know the fly will need to get staked out at the vestibules and the guy out points. " If this is the case, then may I politely ask why you want "freestanding"? Especial...

In GEAR » suggestions for free standing , side entery tents for two
May 17, 8:01am

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