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Ken Bennett (ken_bennett) - BPL Forum Member

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Re: AT NOBO late Feb start
I don't think you need to buy anything. This time of year I'd want the Duomid and the Versalite. Not sure about the pad - I've not used a Neoair, and would take my Prolite 4, but if...

In Gear Lists » AT NOBO late Feb start
February 19, 3:53pm

Re: Aqua Mira Exploded
This happened to me several years ago. Temps got down into the single digits at night, the A.M. bottle cracked, and then leaked inside the pocket of a nice pair of soft shell pants. The acid ate a ...

In GEAR » Aqua Mira Exploded
February 18, 8:53pm

Re: Decisions Decisions... m4/3 vs NEX
I had a Canon G7 that died just before a trip two years ago. Luckily for me, we were in a large city with a decent camera store (Penn Camera, now sadly deceased), so I had a range of options for a ...

In Photography » Decisions Decisions... m4/3 vs NEX
February 18, 7:38am

Re: Help novice guy pick the lightest decent camera
Less than two ounces is probably dreaming. This Panasonic camera shoots decent photos and video, is waterproof, shockproof, and freezeproof, and costs about $150:

In Photography » Help novice guy pick the lightest decent camera
February 15, 5:52am

Re: Re: Freezing Rain
"Cold is better than 40 C with 90% RH!" Now you're talking about late summer around here.... Heh. Totally agree with you.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Freezing Rain
February 07, 10:26am

Re: pullover or full jacket for a down piece
I had a nice pullover down piece from Patagonia. With a hood and a big pass-thru pocket, it was great for wearing around camp. However, I eventually sold it because I found a full-zip jacket was mo...

In GEAR » pullover or full jacket for a down piece
February 05, 10:26am

Re: drawstring v. rolltop
"is the rolltop more waterproof. why does everyone like the drawstring better? just curious." I had a rolltop pack - the SMD Starlite - that implemented the roll top like a kayaking ...

In GEAR » Ohm vs. Circuit
February 02, 11:09am

Re: Freezing Rain
Yes. Hiking in freezing rain is a common occurrence in the winter in the Southern Appalachians. Often the precipitation will change from rain to freezing rain to snow, and then back again as one cl...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Freezing Rain
February 01, 3:18pm

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

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