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Ken Thompson (kthompson) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Behind the Redwood Curtain
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All Forum Posts by Ken Thompson

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Re: Down DWR advances not included
"I'll say that winter camping without DWR treated down like Down Tek or Dridown is omitting gear that could, at the least, make camp life and trail life warmer. " Yeah, all those l...

In Editor's Roundtable » Winter Backpacking Checklist (Gear List): Ultralight Winter Snowcave Camping
December 11, 6:06am

Re: Too many choices, rain jackets
Thanks for all the replies so far, "You are looking for a jacket with the most durable and "restorable" DWR. Once a jacket is "sheeted" in water, the transport mechanism...

In GEAR » Too many choices, rain jackets
December 10, 8:31pm

Re: Backpacking Solo?
I'll echo others advice, just go. Too much waiting otherwise. Took some convincing with the wife at first. Now it's business as usual. Meet other hikers while out hiking. Or avoid ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Backpacking Solo?
December 10, 8:08am

Too many choices, rain jackets
Started shopping to replace my rain jacket. I want fabric that won't wet though. Does that mean Gore Tex is my only option? Don't care about breathability claims as they are all saunas at s...

In GEAR » Too many choices, rain jackets
December 10, 8:03am

Re: Deleting our own threads
Wrong forum. Forum Admin and Support would have been appropriate. File a support ticket with you inquiry. I don't care for the idea myself either. But they have the ability to lock down certain...

In Gear Swap » Deleting our own threads
December 08, 6:57pm

Re: Re: Which SteriPen Model?
I have an Adventurer, but want to get an Opti. Don't know why people cry about the cost of the CR123 batteries, I pay about a buck fifty each for Energizers or Duracells. How much do you spend ...

In GEAR » Which SteriPen Model?
December 08, 6:54pm

Re: Recommendations for a JMT or thru-hike book...
A Thousand Mile Summer or anything else by Colin Fletcher.

In GEAR » Recommendations for a JMT or thru-hike book...
December 08, 8:07am

Re: Tarptent DR
OP says sold

In Gear Swap » Tarptent Double Rainbow
December 06, 6:09pm

Re: Thorofare Trekking Pants
Curious. Have you worn these before? Do you have skinny legs?

In GEAR » Thorofare Trekking Pants
December 05, 8:00pm

Re: Toaks Titanium 550 ml Pot w/ Lid
$29.95 new from Amazon.

In Gear Swap » WTB: Toaks Titanium 550 ml Pot w/ Lid
December 05, 7:27pm

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