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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: Take it
Unless it is on a popular out and back trail. Then I'll leave it. If it is useful I will take it. If it is trash I will pack it out.

In Philosophy & Technique » Lost & Found on the trail
October 01, 7:39am

Re: Montbell?
Also surprised that it is not on the list since it has been around a long time. Longer that many of the others tested. The attachment system works well also. +1 w/ using a Buff as a pillowcase....

In Editor's Roundtable » Gear Guide: Ultralight Inflatable Pillows
October 01, 7:21am

Re: Backpack. down Jacket.
As far as packs go, Fit is the most important feature. Why not give us a little more background as to where you hike. Spring and Summer here may not be like where you are. Some insight to you...

In GEAR » Backpack. down Jacket.
October 01, 7:05am

Re: Beyond Our Boundaries: Episode 16
I find it somewhat curious how few comments this entire series has garnered here.

In Editor's Roundtable » Beyond Our Boundaries: Episode 16
October 01, 6:58am

Need one siamese slik clip
Can anyone drop one in an envelope?

In Make Your Own Gear » Need one siamese slik clip
September 30, 10:55pm

Re: Do some items sold on Gear Swap come from the black market?
"Anyone else notice the prevalent obsession with odor proof bags and tiny packaging?" For October in Humboldt that's perfectly normal. Turkey bags as pack liners....

In Chaff » Do some items sold on Gear Swap come from the black market?
September 30, 9:35pm

Re: Backpacking/Packrafting in the Everglades?
It's also the most expensive and crowded time of year there. Don't forget that noseeums are native to the Glades. Would be better in a canoe or kayak as you can camp on a system of Chickee...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Backpacking/Packrafting in the Everglades?
September 30, 8:30pm

Re: Duomid tweakatations
Good job. Glad to be of help.

In GEAR » MLD Duomid
September 30, 7:12pm

Re: Not 51% of all items
If the deal seems weird I will usually shy away. I've had stuff stolen from me before. Wonder where it all went? This is one of those issues Roger that can make you crazy dwelling over si...

In Chaff » Do some items sold on Gear Swap come from the black market?
September 30, 7:39am

Re: WM Sleeping bag
You might want to PM him. His membership has lapsed and won't be able to post a reply.

In Gear Swap » FS Western Mountaineering Kodiak MF, Western Mountaineering Antelope MF, Osprey Aura 50L pack
September 30, 7:17am

All Reader Reviews by Ken Thompson

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ULA Equipment
Ordered this pack early on a Thurs. morning PST. Shipped from ULA that afternoon. Custom CDT with no hip belt or ice axe/pole retention or any other options other than the pad and hydration sleeve. U...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
September 29, 6:35pm

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 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