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Ken Thompson (kthompson) - BPL Lifetime Member

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Re: Shop vac-down method: Does any vacuum work?
With the shop vac you can blow too by moving the hose from the intake to exhaust port.

In Make Your Own Gear » Shop vac-down method: Does any vacuum work?
May 01, 8:25pm

Re: Trangia/Clikstand
+2 on the Trangia. Plus you can simmer. Clikstand looks cool too.

In GEAR » Alchy Stove Recomendations for Scout Troops
May 01, 8:21pm

Re: Fastpacking Gear
No poles... Load is soooo light don't need them anymore;p

In GEAR » Fastpacking Gear
May 01, 8:19pm


In Gear Swap » FS: Clelland's new book
May 01, 8:17pm

Re: Re: Fastpacking Gear
i dont give a f*#@ what you call it, what the gear manufacturers would like you to call it, or what weight bracket you are trying to fit into as long as you are out there gettin amongst it +1

In GEAR » Fastpacking Gear
May 01, 8:03pm

Re: Fastpacking Gear
Fastpacking. Marketing BS originated by Go Lite? Who's name is also now marketing BS.

In GEAR » Fastpacking Gear
May 01, 5:33pm

Re: Learning how to use topo maps?
I like this book http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0071361103/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER If you are near a city see if there is a chapter of http://orienteeringus...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Learning how to use topo maps?
May 01, 7:57am

Re: Re: 'which Umbrella''
Review here... http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/2007_birdiepal_umbrellas_spotlite_review.html Love the Google search engine.

In GEAR » Which Umbrella?
May 01, 12:15am

Re: Alcohol vs. Wood: Heat Output
"Forced induction makes lots more heat." Sure, but the OP gives the selected woodstove.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Alcohol vs. Wood: Heat Output
May 01, 12:12am

Re: Alcohol vs. Wood: Heat Output
Would you not get variations on wood heat output depending on type of wood used? Hardwoods vs. soft.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Alcohol vs. Wood: Heat Output
April 30, 10:44pm

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