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Re: Reading glasses. Suggestions?
I buy the inexpensive readers from Amazon that come in a plastic tube. The tube goes in my pocket or my waist pack for easy access. Works great on the trail. When I hike with my wife we each ca...

In GEAR » Reading glasses. Suggestions?
March 07, 6:31pm

time off
I'm in a similar situation - I get a lot of paid time off but can only roll over half each year, and can't take it all in one chunk. And it's impossible to take much if any while school...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ideas please for a two-week-ish hike
March 03, 10:49am

Yup, totally agree on the amazing changes in the profession in the last 15 years. Wow. I'd like to see the image quality at mid-range ISOs, and play with a couple of raw files. But I expect...

In Photography » Canon reclaims resolution crown with 50-megapixel 5DS and 5DS R
February 07, 5:58am

Nice pix
Very nice. Here's one of my favorite spots in Virginia:

In Photo Gallery » Favorite Campsite Photos
February 06, 6:10pm

Re: Re: Canon reclaims resolution crown with 50-megapixel 5DS and 5DS R
The target market is me -- professionals who use Canon and need a higher resolution file. We do a lot of large publications - big posters, large printed pieces, etc., with a lot of landscape and ar...

In Photography » Canon reclaims resolution crown with 50-megapixel 5DS and 5DS R
February 06, 6:07pm

Re: Shells are Survival Gear.
"Bill Bryson made a similar effort to forgo shells in his book "A Walk in the Woods" and gets caught in an unexpected heavy fog in New Hampshire. " My memory of this scene in...

In GEAR » Getting away from shells
January 28, 6:56pm

Tom Bihn
+1 for the Tom Bihn backpack. Their stuff is exceptionally well made. If it were me I would get the Smart Alec.

In GEAR » City travel 30L packs?
January 28, 6:53pm

Not sure how I missed this in November. Great trip report, glad they had fun. Thanks for sharing it.

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Girl Scout Backpacking - Our Troop’s First Trip
January 27, 5:18am

Re: Re: iPhone 5 battery replacement program
The most recent iOS update adds battery life to the Usage panel, including listing each app or condition and how much battery life it has used since the last charge. Might be handy information. ...

In GEAR » Attention all who carry iPhones while backpacking: critical info RE iPhone 5
January 27, 4:59am

Re: What Shoe Am I Looking For?
I used the Roclites on a longish hike this summer (Long Trail e2e). Traction is great, both wet and dry, and they are good in mud and muck. They dried quickly, and held up well. I did use them with...

In GEAR » What hoe am I looking for?
January 26, 6:53pm

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