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Re: Esbit tabs. How much do yours weigh?
Greetings, I recently tested the new Firelite fuel tabs from this site against the usual Esbit brand tabs. They are both 14 gram (1/2 ounce) tablet, and a search of this forum should find the t...

In GEAR » Esbit tabs. How much do yours weigh?
February 24, 11:39am

Re: Lightweight Gear Excluding Smaller Wallets
It takes some effort, but making your own gear is a satisfying way to have top-quality stuff without breaking the bank. You'll need a sewing machine, of course, and a fair amount of practice in...

In GEAR » Lightweight Gear Excluding Smaller Wallets
February 16, 11:50am

Re: FireLite Titanium Esbit Wing Stove
Roger, Do you know if this issue has been resolved? Are the current shipping stoves less likely, or just as likely, to pop the rivet? Thanks, Ken

In GEAR » FireLite Titanium Esbit Wing Stove
February 12, 10:48am

Re: Re: Specific query about Icebreaker tops
Let me note that the first measurement is from the top of the extended turtleneck collar, so it is much longer than if I had measured a tee-shirt. Hope that helps.

In GEAR » Specific query about Icebreaker tops
February 11, 7:21am

Re: Specific query about Icebreaker tops
Hi, Matt, I have an Icebreaker Bodyfit 260 zip-tee top in size Large. I hesitate to tell you that it fits me perfectly, and I am 6-2 and 205, with a 44 inch chest and 37 inch waist. It fits me s...

In GEAR » Specific query about Icebreaker tops
February 11, 7:20am

Re: Re: Homemade bivy.
Thanks, Mikey. I do have enough slack in the netting, but I didn't install a pullout. I've been using a similar commercial bivy for about 8 years now, and the netting never bothered me (and...

In Make Your Own Gear » Homemade bivy.
February 02, 5:03am

Homemade bivy.
My lovely and talented spouse, whom I love dearly and forever made my new ultralight bivy sack this afternoon. She gave up a perfectly good snow day from school to do it, too. The bivy has a si...

In Make Your Own Gear » Homemade bivy.
February 01, 6:07pm

re: ION, Thanks Michael
Thanks, Michael. I appreciate you talking to Marmot. I'm also heartened to learn that I am not crazy -- that this new Ion is much less breathable than my wife's 2-year-old Ion. It's goi...

In GEAR » How to identify Pertex Quantum?
January 31, 11:27am

A simple nylon anorak makes a great windshirt any time of year. The concept is simple: a very light wind-resistant layer over a light base layer is useful for hiking in cold weather, or for bre...

January 29, 7:04pm

Re: Tent vs. Tarp
Well, you've pretty much figured out the question. The answer, like so many things in backpacking, is: 'it depends.' I have a Henry Shires Tarptent - the original Rainshadow. I love it....

In GEAR » Tent vs. Tarp
January 27, 7:35pm

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