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Ken Bennett (ken_bennett) - BPL Forum Member

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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

Re: TN/NC/VA - May-Oct - down or synthetic? Temp?
Been using down in this same area for years, with no problems. I have a 45-F quilt that I use in the summer that would probably maybe likely sorta be fine in May and September, but those months ...

In GEAR » TN/NC/VA - May-Oct - down or synthetic? Temp?
March 27, 6:19pm

late reply, but
Hey, Ian, I shoot professionally, so I have some idea about what I want in a camera. For hiking, what I want is small and light, but with reasonably good image quality. I've made do with som...

In Photography » EDC camera
March 24, 6:14am

Hmmm, dividend
$324. Have to think of something that will maximize the 20% coupon. Actually looking at one of those hydraulic lift kayak carriers from Thule - my boat is heavy and I have two bad shoulders. If the...

In GEAR » REI Dividend and 20 % off sale ?
March 23, 6:47pm

I meant to post this last summer, but thanks for this journal and for your email responses. We did an end-2-end last July and thoroughly enjoyed it. This journal was very helpful in the planning pr...

In Post-Trip Reports » Vermont's Long Trail
March 22, 4:19pm

Re: No worries with sewn through construction?
When I purchased a mid-range sleeping bag a while back, I looked at the Megalite and the Caribou. The sewn-thru constuction did not bother me, but the Caribou did not have a draft tube so I got the...

In GEAR » WM Caribou - What's the practical temperature range?
March 10, 7:24pm

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

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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