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What size?
OK, I'm pretty well convinced this will replace my old Circuit, which has held up well but will head into retirement this year. What I don't know is how to decide what size frame. I'...

In GEAR » ZPacks Arc Haul
April 30, 1:05pm

Re: Larger Volume Pack Recommendations/Advice
OK, based on another thread here, I've been looking at the new Zpacks Arc Blast. 60 liters, 24 ounces, supposedly will carry 40 pounds in some comfort. Might be worth a look.

In GEAR » Larger Volume Pack Recommendations/Advice
April 30, 12:53pm

Thanks for the Stick recommendation. My Achilles tendons are the tightest my PT has ever seen, and therapy doesn't seem to help much -- so when I do any sort of long walking even just at work I...

In GEAR » Calf Massager
April 30, 12:48pm

Re: Larger Volume Pack Recommendations/Advice
I remember those days of carrying for the family. I had a Gregory Shasta that weighed over six pounds empty. 4-person car camping tent, huge Coleman white gas stove, giant first aid kit, etc. 65+ p...

In GEAR » Larger Volume Pack Recommendations/Advice
April 27, 6:24pm

Re: Re: Re: These are not the right criteria
"I just figured out what an X100T is--Fuji, prime lens built in, so no optical zoom, $1300, while not cheap I am really intrigued and would love to try one." The X100s is the previous ...

In Photography » Great Article about small, lightweight awesome cameras.
April 19, 6:29pm

Re: Re: These are not the right criteria
"I've gone back and forth between it and the Fuji XT-1, which of course would double or triple the cost. But Fuji's glass for it's APS-C line appears to be one of the best on the m...

In Photography » Great Article about small, lightweight awesome cameras.
April 19, 10:39am

milk jug bucket
I sometimes carry the bottom 4 inches or so of a gallon plastic milk jug. It fits over a stuff sack inside my pack, weighs very little, and makes a handy sink.

In GEAR » Is a bucket/basin worthwhile for personal hygiene on trips more than a couple of days?
April 19, 10:29am

Re: Bad form!
Well, technically, they did play by the rules. Suppliers start out asking for payment in advance. After a while, when there is an established business relationship, suppliers will start manufac...

In GEAR » Golite Ressurection. Jinkies, Shaggy.
April 14, 8:52am

Re: More
My wife has the Olympus 60mm macro lens for m4/3. It's just a terrific lens. We got it on a $100 price reduction, so it was also a good deal at $400.

In Photography » Lightroom 5 e book and video tutorial
April 13, 6:39pm

Re: AT food
The whole mail drops thing started many years ago when the only service available in tiny mountain towns was a post office. With all the growth in the last thirty years, those tiny mountain towns a...

In GEAR » Food for the AT
March 27, 6:33pm

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