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Ken Thompson (kthompson) - BPL Lifetime Member

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Re: Shoulder Strap Education
Check out the Cloud 9 strap system at Jandd. They have a nifty solution for this that also makes it easy to trade out different size and styles of straps. http://www.jandd.com/Technotes/technote...

In Make Your Own Gear » Shoulder Strap Education
September 05, 9:00am

Re:-2 on Driducks
-2. "Less than minimally durable, tears at the seams, not suitable for any type of bushwacking, fully disposable." I had a set last 45 minutes. Total crap. Buy a better longer ...

In Gear Lists » Best Lightweight Rain Gear
September 05, 8:53am

Re: Opinel
Opinel is an excellent suggestion. Also look at the Ka-Bar Doziers on Amazon, They make a mini also. Came nice and sharp. Decent stainless blade.

In GEAR » looking for a replacement knife
September 04, 6:40pm

"BPLGGG location check @ Cache Creek"
I have Topo and love Google Earth.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » BPLGGG location check @ Cache Creek
September 04, 1:37pm

Re: "BPLGGG location check @ Cache Creek"
No bikes allowed. Packraft?

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » BPLGGG location check @ Cache Creek
September 04, 12:45pm

Re: "BPLGGG location check @ Cache Creek"
OK but I don't have an erasure.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » BPLGGG location check @ Cache Creek
September 04, 10:55am

I want to cut the Silnylon floor out of my MLD Bug Bivy
All very wise Aaron.

In Make Your Own Gear » I want to cut the Silnylon floor out of my MLD Bug Bivy
September 04, 10:42am

Re: Curved Zipper Question
The zipper foot lets you sew right up against the teeth and allows you to make a tighter radius than the regular foot. No seam ripper should be lonely.

In Make Your Own Gear » Curved Zipper Question
September 04, 10:40am

Re: I want to cut the Silnylon floor out of my MLD Bug Bivy
Drop the polycro. Unneeded.

In Make Your Own Gear » I want to cut the Silnylon floor out of my MLD Bug Bivy
September 04, 10:35am

Re: no pockets
I have recently gone back to no pockets. Sure you style will change slightly, but I don't miss them. I also seem to stay hydrated just fine. Water stays cooler in the pack out of the sun too. N...

In SuperUltraLight (SUL) Backpacking Discussion » Sul/xul pack
September 04, 9:46am

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