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Re: WTB: CCF Pad, at least 1/2" thick
They make the basic version of the Ridgerest again. Cheap $20 for a full size http://www.cascadedesigns.com/therm-a-rest/mattresses/trek-and-travel/ridgerest-classic/product

In Gear Swap » WTB: CCF Pad, at least 1/2" thick
July 24, 7:23am


In Chaff » Executions gone wrong
July 24, 7:19am

Re: cheap yet durable poncho/tarp?
Sucks to be poor like us. Forty bucks is cheap.

In GEAR » cheap yet durable poncho/tarp?
July 24, 7:06am

Re: Gear Guide: Packrafts
Now about that drought... 3 of our 6 rivers are too shallow for any kind of watercraft.

In Editor's Roundtable » Gear Guide: Packrafts
July 24, 6:56am

Re: My idea of the ultimate family backpacking tent has just been launched on Kickstarter!
"I promise LOTS of provocative information and an utterly fair presentation." |prəˈväkətiv| adjective causing annoyance, anger, or another strong reaction, esp. deliberately: a...

In Gear Deals » My idea of the ultimate family backpacking tent has just been launched on Kickstarter!
July 23, 9:25pm

triple posted
Here here http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=93507&skip_to_post=795167#795167 and here http://www.backpackingligh...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Millennials and the Backcountry
July 23, 9:06pm

Re: New Hammock Company, Made in USA, 5.2oz Single Hammock
http://www.warbonnetoutdoors.com/no-net-ridgerunners-travelers/ http://www.dream-hammock.com/FreeBird.html

In GEAR » New Hammock Company, Made in USA, 5.2oz Single Hammock
July 23, 7:44am

Re: UQ Optional
Never used one either until they became available Max. Sure the pad and bag work fine. But an UQ is more comfortable. Just like a pee bottle. Don't knock it unless you tried it. This hammo...

In GEAR » New Hammock Company, Made in USA, 5.2oz Single Hammock
July 23, 7:31am

Re: Western Box
Anyone still using the spreadsheet linked in the op?

In Gear Swap » New type of PIF -- the Travelling Hiker Box!
July 23, 6:45am

Re: Death of backpacking?
Ha. That does make a difference. Thanks Paul. I see plenty of young backpackers on the Lost Coast and the Trinity Alps. but pretty outdoorsy here overall.

In On the Web » Death of backpacking?
July 22, 9:34pm

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