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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: Do some items sold on Gear Swap come from the black market?
A deal is a deal. You know there has been some sketchy dealings here. Can't police it all. Know your seller. An educated consumer is the best customer and all that....

In Chaff » Do some items sold on Gear Swap come from the black market?
September 29, 3:10pm

Re: Gear Swap vs. Chaff
You should file a support ticket with your suggestion. I did with requesting the Admin. forum to be renamed with the original name like it has now. Personally I think hiding Chaff has destroyed ...

In Gear Swap » Gear Swap vs. Chaff
September 29, 3:07pm

Re: Acceptable down bag weight?
+1 on buying used on Gearswap. And saving up a bit more dough for a quality purchase.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Acceptable down bag weight?
September 28, 6:17pm

Re: Down Bag
"What is the acceptable weight for a down bag? Unanswerable since there's no mention of conditions anticipated. Is it for summer? Winter? Subzero? " Walter read the OP again. &quo...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Acceptable down bag weight?
September 28, 1:32pm

Re: WTB: small alcohol stove for Snow Peak 450 cup
Gram Weenie pro was too wide a flame for my SP600 Esbit for something that small is where I would go. And I am not a fan of Esbit. Maybe, just maybe how about a modified Starlyte? I ha...

In Gear Swap » WTB: small alcohol stove for Snow Peak 450 cup
September 28, 9:57am

Western Box looking for Jonthon Hofer
Edit: Thanks for the reply Jonathon.

In Gear Swap » New type of PIF -- the Travelling Hiker Box!
September 28, 9:44am

Re: liquid iodine?
Do you really want to go that route? Mmn tasty. +1 on the Aqua Mira. I'll send you some to try if you'd like.

In GEAR » liquid iodine?
September 28, 8:26am

Re: Re: info
"would think that BPL norms would lead Nathan not to delete info from the original posting AND include reference to his business in each post. " Once the item is sold he followed the...

In Gear Swap » 1oz Cuben Fiber Shangri-La 2 Impersonator $300 shipped to CONUS
September 28, 8:20am

Re: Car Keys
I just drive an old car. Did you notice the link about AAA given was from 2005? Recently here there was a discussion about the disappearance of the plastic keys at AAA. New keys are too complex....

In GEAR » Car Keys
September 27, 8:40pm

Re: $1500 fee for "commercial" use in USFS wilderness lands
I linked to the Chaff thread as it is tradition to link to another thread that is discussing the same topic at the same time. It was not an invitation to the dark side. Though this resembles ...

In On the Web » $1500 fee for "commercial" use in USFS wilderness lands
September 26, 9:18pm

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