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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: need down jacket advice
"Also part of the reason to have this jacket is to boost the temp range of a 30* bag and I kinda feel like I would over heat in this jacket." Don't wear the parka to bed - instead,...

In GEAR » need down jacket advice
September 28, 7:24pm

Re: BUT...
Why in the world would one hike in one's insulation layer, down or synthetic? Hiking, at least for me, generates huge amounts of heat. I wear shorts in the winter around here, and a l/s base la...

In GEAR » Which if any Mid layer for AT in March
September 21, 6:53pm

Re: Which if any Mid layer for AT in March
I wear wool baselayers on the AT in all seasons, and it's fine. Really. Yes, the AT is wetter than Montana, and more humid (man, I was shocked at how quickly I dried off after wading around Lak...

In GEAR » Which if any Mid layer for AT in March
September 20, 7:49pm

Re: backpacking food
Looking at your food list, and depending on how many nuts you are eating, it's probably not more than 2000 kcal total per day. You're probably burning 4000+ per day, so no wonder you're...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » backpacking food
September 19, 6:25am

Re: 3L Pot
Have you thought about carrying two stoves and two pots? When the group gets to be 4 or more, that's when I start thinking about a larger kitchen. One giant pot will take a long time to boil, w...

In GEAR » 3L Pot
September 19, 6:16am

Re: Wool
I prefer wool inside for comfort and odor control. All my base layers are light wool. I'll wear a microfleece on top if needed, and down over that. Or just down over wool. Synthetic base la...

In GEAR » Which is warmest: Synthetic / Wool or Wool / Synthetic ?
September 04, 6:42pm

Re: One Lens for 5D II for JMT, 17-40 or 24-105
My 24-105 is my most used lens. It's plenty wide enough for all but special-purpose photos, the IS works very well, and it's sharp, light (ish), and and compact.

In Photography » One Lens for 5D II for JMT, 17-40 or 24-105
July 19, 5:35pm

Re: Backpack questions
A base weight of 18-20 pounds means a total pack weight of ~30 with 3 days of food and some water. For me, anyway, that is not comfortable in a frameless ruck like the Jam. I'm good to 20-22 po...

In GEAR » Backpack questions
July 15, 7:59am

Re: wow...
Two comments: 1. While I understand the button down shirt, I find my wind shirt replaces it pretty well for backcountry use. I wear a light wool base layer (l/s or s/s), then put a wind shirt ov...

In Gear Lists » synthetic mid-layer and other dilemmas
July 13, 7:44pm

Re: Bummed
Thanks Warren. My Comp 5 GTX have another season left in them (this coming winter,) but my mesh shoes are worn out. I'm going to try the Comp 6's again, this time with some very thin socks ...

In GEAR » Trying something new - trail runners
July 13, 7:28pm

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