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Ken Thompson (kthompson) - BPL Lifetime Member

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Re: Permit
Thanks Jim. We are covered.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Trinity Alps, Morris Meadow Octoberfest
September 18, 11:18am

Re: Poo Trowels
You can use your trowel as a stake, a trowel and a shoe horn. Triple use. The Montbell one is just fractionally heavier than a SMC snow stake once you remove the webbing loop. I'm sure the BIg ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Poo Trowels
September 18, 10:04am

Re: 4th Annual BPL GGG
Monthly bump. What? BPL annual extravaganza When? February 17-20 Presidents' Day Weekend. Where? Henry Coe State Park Who? BPLr's and their ilk Why? Because it's so dang...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » 4th Annual BPL GGG
September 18, 9:56am

Re: Trinity Alps, Morris Meadow Octoberfest
@ Matt. Thanks.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Trinity Alps, Morris Meadow Octoberfest
September 18, 9:41am

Re: Re: Zpacks sleeping bags
@John. If you are going to use it as a bag why not put the zipper on top? Easier at 2 AM. I think I would be good to 20 without a hood. With a merino buff and Kat's hat I was plenty warm at ...

In GEAR » Zpacks sleeping bags
September 18, 9:33am

Re: Archtek toothpaste tablets
Those are kinda cool. Little on the spendy side compared to a tube of paste. But they are already ready.

In Editor's Roundtable » Ultralight Tip of the Week
September 18, 9:26am

Re: Trinity Alps, Morris Meadow Octoberfest
@Matt. What exactly are you looking for? I haven't had coffee yet , but I'll guess permits. These are available at the Forest Service in Weaverville. I can actually pick one up. I just ...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Trinity Alps, Morris Meadow Octoberfest
September 18, 8:27am

Re: Trinity Alps, Morris Meadow Octoberfest
Some facts. 29 mile round trip, out and back to Sapphire Lake. About 7 miles in to base camp at Morris Meadow. Elevation change 4240 feet, average 292 feet per mile. It's not hard. Ele...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Trinity Alps, Morris Meadow Octoberfest
September 17, 10:43pm

Re: Trinity Alps, Morris Meadow Octoberfest
Since I am pretty sure our numbers are greater than 10, I need a volunteer to secure a second wilderness permit as groups are limited to 10.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Trinity Alps, Morris Meadow Octoberfest
September 17, 9:12pm

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In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Levels of Fun - Skurka's?
September 17, 9:11am

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

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