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Ken Thompson (kthompson) - BPL Lifetime Member

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All Forum Posts by Ken Thompson

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Re: The Care and Feeding of Lindal Valves
Wow. Thanks Roger. I never have issues with the lineal valve canisters. I always buy Snow Peak or Primus canisters. I reuse the plastic cap that covers the valve in the shops too though. Keeps thin...

In Editor's Roundtable » The Care and Feeding of Lindal Valves
April 16, 8:02am

Re: Spot 2
If you don't activate you'll only be out $45.

In Gear Deals » Spot 2
April 16, 7:52am

Re: Some Ultralight Tent Reviews
Who weighed these tents? Is the author suppling his own weights, or those given by the manufacturer? Will there be additional articles including actual superlight tents? I don't like seeing Da...

In Editor's Roundtable » Top Ultralight Tent Review
April 16, 7:48am

Re: Velcro to attach your pad to your tent floor?
Silicone dots will be lighter than strips of velcro. Look better too. You know with the velcro you will get stuff stuck in and around it. Then the corner will peel up. Then the whole thing is a mess.

In GEAR » Velcro to attach your pad to your tent floor?
April 16, 7:36am

Re: Spot 2
Ha ha Ian! Doug was right. S@$&!?. I had a version 1 Spot. Useless unless on the freeway. The subscription fee is a total rip. Way more than what would be fair.

In Gear Deals » Spot 2
April 16, 7:24am

Re: Top Ultralight Tent Review
How tall is the author? Only one tent shown with fly on seemed weird. Lack of window in fly seen as a negative. Is this gimmick really catching on? Windows? Do any of the tents tested have th...

In Editor's Roundtable » Top Ultralight Tent Review
April 16, 7:04am

Re: SMD Flight 30 "SUL"?
weights explained more clearly for the 40l "At 44 Liters (2600 ci.) and 30 ounces for the Small/Medium model, the Flight 40 can function equally as well as an ultralight backpack or tru...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » SMD Flight 30 "SUL"?
April 14, 10:57pm

Re: SMD Flight 30 "SUL"?
Ron has said that these new packs are not for the BPL crowd in mind. I wonder how hot that vest harness set up will be if both pockets have stuff in them. I also wonder how useful that cute...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » SMD Flight 30 "SUL"?
April 14, 10:52pm

Re: Lunar Eclipse Tonight
It's like you are inside my head sometimes. Socked in with a heavy marine layer tonight here unfortunately. Edit: outside is not my head.

In Other Activities » Lunar Eclipse Tonight
April 14, 10:46pm

Re: SMD Flight 30 "SUL"?
Because SUL has nothing to do with weight anymore. "When the concept of SUL was first introduced here in 2003 {http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/00138.html}, I mistak...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » SMD Flight 30 "SUL"?
April 14, 7:17pm

All Reader Reviews by Ken Thompson

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Lost Valley Hammocks Arkansas
Know your reviewer.

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
July 13, 7:45am

Hilleberg Unna
I too have just joined the ranks of Hilleberg carriers. I bought an Unna for myself and my sometime canine companion. Heavy compared to what a lot carry here sure. I slept like a rock in 60mph gusts ...

In Shelters - Double Wall Tents
May 12, 2:15pm

Osprey Hornet 46
Moved this here from the Lifer's only forum. Here is what I thought Review for Osprey Hornet 46. Tester info. Ken Thompson 43 years old Living/hiking in far northern CA. 6'3" 210...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
August 24, 6:52am

Bareboxer.com Golf City Products Barebox
Overall I am happy with it. I do not like the over built and heavy locking mechanism on the lid. Something more akin to the Garcia Machine type would be more than adequate. Other than that it perform...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
August 08, 6:44am