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Ken Bennett (ken_bennett) - BPL Forum Member

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Re: ultralight pack that will fit very small woman well
"The argument that an extra 8oz of pack weight will cause your knees and legs to ache is a specious one. That's 0.5% of a 100 pound adult's body weight. If that weight is riding comfor...

In GEAR » ultralight pack that will fit very small woman well
June 03, 2:03pm

wool or power stretch
I wear the lightest merino wool long john bottoms most of the time, but in very cold weather I love my Power Stretch tights.

In GEAR » what is the go to thermal leggings of choice?
June 03, 1:57pm

Re: modified a roll top closure questions
I used a Starlite for a bunch of years - great pack. I liked the pad pocket especially. Now we have several Circuits, and I found the Starlite roll top closure much easier to use than the Circuit. ...

In GEAR » Has anyone modified a rolltop closure on a Pack?
May 29, 8:00pm

Re: Need to choose 2 tents for different circumstances. Please lend me a hand?
SMD Lunar Duo for two people for three season use. It's the largest interior volume of any tent we've found. Great vestibules and doors, too. Not sure about a solo 4-season, as I don...

In GEAR » Need to choose 2 tents for different circumstances. Please lend me a hand?
May 29, 7:55pm

Re: What's your Summer Sleep System?
Southeast mountains, TN/NC/VA. 45F Jacks r Better Quilt. Either a Hennessy Hammock (hacked to reduce weight) and a 3/4 closed cell foam pad (solo), or a 3/4 Prolite Plus for sleeping in a tent ...

In GEAR » What's your Summer Sleep System?
May 21, 12:36pm

Re: ultralight pack that will fit very small woman well
I finally got my lovely wife into a ULA Circuit, after her decade-old Osprey Ariel bit the dust. She has been trying on lightweight packs for years and never found one that fit -- they all seemed t...

In GEAR » ultralight pack that will fit very small woman well
May 17, 6:52am

Re: Re: Wet Pack Questions
Gah, where are you folks hiking? It sounds like paradise with no rain. A little waterproofing spray on the inside of the pack won't do much around here when it's raining hard for three or f...

In GEAR » Wet Pack Questions
May 14, 1:58pm

Re: Lightroom Tutorial?
If you want to get deep into the weeds in Lightroom and post processing in general, the book The Digital Negative by Jeff Schewe is excellent.

In Photography » Lightroom Tutorial?
May 14, 1:48pm

Re: Hiking in Trail Runners
I found with some trail runners that the mesh allowed sand or grit inside the shoe even when wearing gaiters. Hiking on the Florida Trail a few years ago in Salomon XA Comps I had all kinds of prob...

In GEAR » Hiking in Trail Runners
May 10, 8:59pm

Re: Lunar duo
I'm 6-2 and find the Lunar Duo is plenty long enough for me with extra space at my head and feet. It's huge inside for two people, with two large doors and vestibules, Fairly easy setup onc...

In GEAR » Tent for North Carolina
May 10, 8:48pm

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