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Re: Backpackers (tv show) on The CW
Painful promo, I'll pass.

In On the Web » Backpackers (tv show) on The CW
July 18, 8:23pm

Re: Klymit Motion 60
I took scissors to Abela's smaller cousin of this pack Monday. His was a prototype, with some differences from the ones they are selling. I really liked the shoulder straps. Construction looks ...

In GEAR » Klymit/Elemental Horizons Motion 60 Pack?
July 18, 8:17am

Re: Replacing pack shoulder straps?
I would try a waveloc replacement for the failing piece of stock hardware. They are meant for thinner webbing and should afford you a more powerful connection. My Starlite has all 3/4" webb...

In Make Your Own Gear » Replacing pack shoulder straps?
July 17, 8:01am

Re: Delmar's Poll
"Ken, you seem awfully expert on this subject." --B.G.-- Sad isn't it? Touristy day trip hiking trails surround me. I found it interesting that the majority of people sp...

In Editor's Roundtable » Delmar's Poll
July 16, 8:43pm

Re: Switching to soak method
Way easier

In Gear Deals » Sawyer Permethrin Spray - Low Price on Amazon
July 16, 8:03pm

Re: for me, not comfortable
I move too much Bob. A pillow is mandatory.

In GEAR » Relenting on NeoAir XLITE
July 16, 7:21pm

Re: 10 "Essentials"
- Pocketknife Yes, for meal prep - First-aid kit Band aids and a few things, less than 2oz worth - Extra clothing What do they mean by this? I take the required amount of clothing f...

In GEAR » 10 "Essentials"
July 16, 7:37am

Re: for me, not comfortable
Doug, I'm in the same camp. I switched to inflatables mainly for the less bulk. Worked myself up to a large NeoAir. Can't stand it. Arms off the side kill my shoulders by morning. I went ba...

In GEAR » Relenting on NeoAir XLITE
July 16, 7:21am

Re: Dead fish and threads
It's been 5 years. What's the outcome? Gonna stick with the 15%? Miss your tag line Dave, Move it to Chaff.

In Fishing » Parks Service in SEKI May Poison Trout
July 16, 7:06am

Re: Western Box #2
Box #2 is heading to Mike. I wound up not keeping anything for myself. Unless you count what I got rid of. I did include a half dozen or so items that I hope others feel are appropriate and welcome...

In Gear Swap » New type of PIF -- the Travelling Hiker Box!
July 15, 10:37pm

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