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Ken Thompson (kthompson) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Behind the Redwood Curtain
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Re: Location
Not silly. Plenty use an umbrella. None of the rainwear breathes well enough IMHO.

In GEAR » Picking clothes...need help
March 05, 9:43pm

Re: Please help me choose a pack
Have you looked at the reader reviews? Love my Ohm.

In GEAR » Please help me choose a pack
March 05, 9:41pm

Re: Boots
"I really do need boots" Are you sure. What is your hiking background? I haven't worn them in 10+ years. No issues other than I don't get blisters. I'm with Roger on th...

In GEAR » In need of help, BOOT SHOPPING
March 05, 9:37pm

Re: What It's Like for Us Non-White Hiker's
I don't know Miguel. I see more and more Europeans here. Backpacking and especially UL backpacking are primarily an American pastime. Also you assume that I am 100% white. I think you are corre...

In On the Web » What It's Like for Us Non-White Hiker's
March 05, 9:27pm

Re: What It's Like for Us Non-White Hiker's
So it's just the 4 of you then? No wonder I see so little color on the trail. J/K

In On the Web » What It's Like for Us Non-White Hiker's
March 05, 6:48pm

Re: Re: McHale Packs -- Observations & Comments
Thanks a bunch Nick for that informative post. The comparison photos help quite a bit too. Now I want one.

In GEAR » McHale Packs -- Observations & Comments
March 05, 5:54pm

Re: Raising broilers now
Ever clean one? Watched my brother clean a goose once.

In Chaff » Any backyard chicken farmers out there?
March 05, 5:15pm

Re: Re: MSR Dragonfly stove - how much fuel do I need?
Love the yearly hits on this thread. Did the OP ever figure it out for himself?

In GEAR » Fuel Consumption Calc. Spreadsheet
March 05, 5:12pm

Re: In need of help, BOOT SHOPPING
Do you really need boots? Do you need the Gore-tex liner? Both your choices look hot and heavy. Where are you hiking.? Fit, fit , fit are the first 3 rules in shoe selection. "I...

In GEAR » In need of help, BOOT SHOPPING
March 05, 4:30pm

Re: Angled foot
I don't know why other than the fact that accessory feet for that style are hard to come by. Probably a non-issue for most here. Good, strong machines.

In Make Your Own Gear » sewing machine - what to look for
March 05, 4:18pm

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