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Ken Thompson (kthompson) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Behind the Redwood Curtain
About Me Better to observe than be observed.

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All Forum Posts by Ken Thompson

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Re: 6'4"
I admit those Yama shelters are nice and roomy inside. But end entry just blows. Especially with the pole in the doorway.

In GEAR » Tall person's support thread
August 25, 8:09am

Re: Troublemakers.
Whoa there! Metric stays. It's base ten. Just think, no more fractions.... 12 years at anything is too long. It should be an opportunity to serve. Not an opportunity of a lifetime career. S...

In Chaff » America the Troublemaker?
August 25, 8:03am

Re: Troublemakers.
To be censored in Chaff is both an accomplishment and an outrage. BPL Leaves Us Be in Chaff, Damn You! And where's that "other one"?

In Chaff » America the Troublemaker?
August 25, 7:58am

Re: Sweet
"I've finally been censored. Do I get to join some secret BPL club now?" I'm so proud of you!

In Chaff » America the Troublemaker?
August 25, 7:28am

Gear Swap, How to.
You do not post after every item has sold. Please edit your first post to reflect what is going on. POLICIES For Sale postings may not include references (especially URLs) to any external lis...

In Gear Swap » FS: Almost a beginner backpacking kit - Sleeping bag, pad, cookware, trekking poles, bear canister, vibrams
August 25, 7:21am

Re: Women of BPL, Help a Brother Out
Just a thought from a 26 year veteran. Did you ask her what she wants from this trip?

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Women of BPL, Help a Brother Out
August 25, 6:57am

Re: Backpack portfolios
"I am not talking about ALL of your packs, but the ones that you use. I'll start with my example of what I am talking about." OHM 2.0 for everything from day hikes to 11 day backpa...

In GEAR » Backpack portfolios
August 24, 5:37pm

Re: Tall person's support thread...
Cottage Manufacturing Custom gear When you are taller than 99% of the world you sometimes have no other option. Same goes for the super short It's the only place where being avera...

In GEAR » Tall person's support thread
August 24, 1:31pm

Re: Rolled edge
While that is a nice low tech result. The rolled edge from the factory will let the lid snap on and be watertight. No so here,IMO.

In Make Your Own Gear » John Abela!!! Calling Abela!
August 24, 1:25pm

Re: Re: John Abela!!! Calling Abela!
Yes Bob. Someone else here works in metal fabrication and did just that. I did not have that technology available to me.

In Make Your Own Gear » John Abela!!! Calling Abela!
August 23, 10:40pm

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