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Ken Bennett (ken_bennett) - BPL Forum Member

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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

Re: Talk me out of these (Six Moons, Therm-a-rest)
I'm a big guy and the 20x72 Neoair is fine sleeping on my side. The SMD Lunar Solo is a very good tent. It can be tricky to set up, in my experience. For similar weight and price, I would a...

In GEAR » Talk me out of these (Six Moons, Therm-a-rest)
January 01, 12:07pm

Re: Sleeping pants
I'd want some additional insulation for sleeping below, say, the mid teens. I bring a second pad of closed cell foam, Powerstretch fleece tights, down booties, and then I drape my down parka ov...

In GEAR » Sleeping pants
December 25, 7:48pm

Re: NeoAir XLite small + CCF sit pad = makes sense?
To me the difference in thickness of the two pads makes this uncomfortable. I ended up getting a full length Neoair, and I still carry a small sit pad.

In GEAR » NeoAir XLite small + CCF sit pad = makes sense?
December 23, 7:16pm

Re: $200 to spend.....
The Canon S110 is only $160 at Amazon today (12/1).

In Photography » $200 to spend.....
December 01, 5:11pm

Re: $200 for a Camera
The Canon S100 or S110 is sometimes available for less than $200. I kind of prefer the older S100, which I got as a refurb from B&H for about $150 earlier this year, after my little p+s camera ...

In GEAR » $200 for a Camera
November 25, 7:54pm

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