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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: synth
"- synth does stink after a while ... but a quick wash and wring will solve that issue ..." Man I wish this were true. I wonder how much of the odor problem has to do with individual...

In GEAR » Maybe not wool
January 25, 8:03pm

Re: Do you NEED a synthetic bag to hike the Appalachian trail?
No, a Megalite is a fine bag for the Appalachians in my experience. I use it as my 3-season bag. Yes, it's a little warm in the middle of summer, but works okay in quilt mode. Humidity has not ...

In GEAR » Do you NEED a synthetic bag for hike the Appalachian trail?
January 25, 6:02am

Re: Re: Wind shirt school
Hey, Ty Ty, I hike in the Southern Appalachians, and love me a good wind shirt. I have a Patagonia Houdini (pricey - wait for a sale) and an LL Bean wind shirt (really!) that I love because it'...

In GEAR » School me on wind shirts...
January 19, 6:19pm

Re: How do you store/organize your gear?
Yeah, that's a problem here, too. I have car camping gear stored in the garage, an entire closet in the basement full of backpacking gear, another closet in the guest room full of backpacking g...

In GEAR » How do you store/organize your gear?
January 13, 6:33am

Re: Re: Re: G1 X
All I can say is that I see this all the time here on our college campus. Hold the DSLR out at arms length to shoot.... And don't get me started on the lens hood mounted backwards on the lens. ...

In Photography » Pick me a camera
January 10, 6:48am

Re: G1 X
Most people who buy an entry level DSLR never remove the kit zoom lens. Nor do they make any use of the optical viewfinder -- as ludicrous as it looks, they hold their Canon Rebel out at arms lengt...

In Photography » Pick me a camera
January 09, 5:51pm

Re: 1.5" sensor
I stand corrected - the new Canon has a HUGE sensor in a body not much larger than the G12: For folks who want high quality...

In Photography » Pick me a camera
January 09, 8:16am

Re: I know netting helps...
"But what i'm looking for is something that if I had to close it all up, I could just lie there in the rain. I do intend to use a micro tarp with it...but thats about it. " Ack, in...

January 08, 3:45pm

Re: Curvy Women! and pack choices?
My wife is a similar body type. Her base weight is in the 14 pound range, so any of the light framed packs would work, but so far none of them has fit and carried as well as her Osprey Ariel 55 (th...

In GEAR » Curvy Women! and pack choices?
January 08, 3:34pm

Re: Re: Pick me a camera
The followups I've seen suggest that the actual sensor size of that new Canon is 1/1.5", not "1.5", which is still p+s size. In any case, it's all rumor until Canon makes an ...

In Photography » Pick me a camera
January 06, 6:11am

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