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All Forum Posts by Ken Bennett

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Re: Hiking in Trail Runners
I found with some trail runners that the mesh allowed sand or grit inside the shoe even when wearing gaiters. Hiking on the Florida Trail a few years ago in Salomon XA Comps I had all kinds of prob...

In GEAR » Hiking in Trail Runners
May 10, 8:59pm

Re: Lunar duo
I'm 6-2 and find the Lunar Duo is plenty long enough for me with extra space at my head and feet. It's huge inside for two people, with two large doors and vestibules, Fairly easy setup onc...

In GEAR » Tent for North Carolina
May 10, 8:48pm

info
Bugs won't be too much of a problem yet. You'll have some, but not hordes. Plenty of places to camp on the balds. I'd keep my food in my tent with me when camped like that. (Don'...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Art Loeb Trail in May
April 28, 10:37am

shipping
Also, check for shipping companies that specialize in the region where you are going. We were able to send stuff to Ukraine using a company called Meest, which specializes in Eastern Europe. There ...

In GEAR » Moving Overseas: bringing our backpacking gear
April 28, 10:28am

Re: Moving Overseas: bringing our backpacking gear
When my daughter was going overseas for the Peace Corps she had similar restrictions. We found a terrific hard-side 30 inch rolling case at Costco for about $125. It meets checked bag size restrict...

In GEAR » Moving Overseas: bringing our backpacking gear
April 28, 10:23am

+1 on North Rim
We stayed at the North Rim for a few days in mid June. On the middle day we hiked down to Roaring Spring and back, a 10 mile round trip. It was 37F at the top when we left (around 430am) and 105F a...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Grand Canyon down to the river
April 12, 3:51pm

Lots of choices
Here is the Eagle Optics search results page for "compact" and "under $200:" http://www.eagleoptics.com/binoculars?size=compact&price_max=200 I have handled and used t...

In GEAR » UL binoculars
January 05, 8:07am

Re: nikon 1 j1
The Nikon 1 series is a good upgrade to a point and shoot. That's a great price if it comes with the kit zoom lens, and this is a fine system for a 14 year old. A Micro 4/3 system is also a...

In Photography » camera upgrade questions
October 21, 2:32pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: "R.E.I. return policy"
"so if my Rei pack falls apart after 1 year (not due wear and tear) they will fix/replace it?" that's what their new policy states. YMMV. I don't represent REI in the slightest...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » R.E.I. return policy
June 06, 5:11pm

Re: Re: "R.E.I. return policy"
There is a difference between a lifetime warranty, and a lifetime no-questions-asked return policy. REI has always had the latter, and people take advantage of it by thoroughly trashing and using u...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » R.E.I. return policy
June 05, 1:10pm

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