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Ken Bennett (ken_bennett) - BPL Forum Member

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All Forum Posts by Ken Bennett

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Re: edc
Yeah, I'm with Mike. Wallet, iPhone, small Gerber folding knife, small LED flashlight in my pockets. The important stuff goes in my "man bag" -- a couple of cameras, various lenses, M...

In GEAR » Everyday Carry
February 26, 5:09pm

Re: Re: Thanks
I have the MLD, my wife has the Zpacks. I think I like the MLD better, but yeah, seam sealing them was a major PITA and they now look terrible. They still work, of course. The seam taped Cuben mitt...

In GEAR » Zpacks or MLD Rain Mitts
February 23, 5:06pm

Re: Coffee - carry a mug?
I just use my SP 700 mug for coffee in the morning. I'll heat water for oatmeal or grits, then add a little more and heat that for Via. If I hike with my wife, we bring the SP 900 and the 700, ...

In GEAR » Coffee - carry a mug?
February 21, 6:29pm

Re: Notch
"I have a Notch myself and think it's a great tent. But roomy it's not. I would say it has the perfect amount of space for a single person, but I understand if some people think it'...

In GEAR » Tent
February 18, 5:59am

Re: Tent
Why the Double Rainbow? The single Rainbow is very large for a solo tent. The Double adds a little more floor space and a second door. I suppose that gives better views and breathability for the e...

In GEAR » Tent
February 17, 6:05pm

Re: Logic Check: Windshirt
I use a wind shirt as part of a 4-layer system: light (wool) base layer single-layer wind shirt insulation layer, down or micro fleece depending on time of year hard shell The wind shirt w...

In GEAR » Logic Check: Windshirt
February 17, 5:58pm

Re: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1
The G3 has a built-in EVF so you can hold the camera to your eye as God intended. The GX1 can take an optional $200 EVF for this purpose, but that defeats the sale price. The G5 is newer technol...

In Photography » Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1
February 16, 4:33pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Some details not shown.
"Vibram 5-fingers. Why do the women look away?!" http://xkcd.com/1065/

In GEAR » Zimmerbuilt Hip Pack: Pictures!
February 05, 6:00pm

Re: Re: ultralight backpacking "on the cheap" !!!!!
When the zombie apocalypse happens (a.k.a. TSHTF) you'll wish you had those spare motar rounds. Just sayin'.

In Gear Lists » ultralight backpacking "on the cheap" !!!!!
February 04, 7:08pm

Re: Megalite zip is full length
I have a Megalite and use it as a quilt all the time. Love it. It's plenty wide enough for me -- the narrow cut WM bags like the Ultralite, now those things are tight!

In GEAR » Marmot Arroyo and WM Megalite in Quilt Mode
January 27, 1:08pm

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