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Ken Thompson (kthompson) - BPL Lifetime Member

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About Me Better to observe than be observed.

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All Forum Posts by Ken Thompson

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Re: "40 Below Overboots"??
Google is your friend 40Below

In GEAR » Winter Camping questions: Long sleeping bags, wet gear, overboots and light weight trail runners
August 03, 4:16pm

Re: Forest Fire
Some hikes that were shaded are no longer. I have to start earlier. Canister stoves or going no cook more often due to restrictions. More blackened dead trees to look at. Related reading. Wa...

In Chaff » Forest Fire
August 02, 11:42pm

Re: Attaching a Bivy to a Tarp
But what if you using a bivy made by someone else? Easy enough to include the hook during construction. So why not do so? Best solution I've heard of is a hole just big enough for the shoc...

In GEAR » Attaching a Bivy to a Tarp
August 02, 10:56pm

Re: John Muir Trail 7/11-7/24
I appreciate the time and effort it took to post this most excellent trip report. Great trip and a nice, natural writing style. Photos are good too.

In Post-Trip Reports » John Muir Trail 7/11-7/24
August 02, 7:36pm

Re: WTB: Bushcraft knife / Benchmade Hidden Canyon Hunter
No, don't like those tall blades Esee Izula won't do. Want a nicer handle. I will stick with a Scandinavian design. That should at least narrow the search field.

In Gear Swap » WTB: Bushcraft knife
August 02, 7:08pm

Re: MYOG Harness for SMD Fusion Packs (for those with Narrower Shoulders)
Just curious Valerie. What size yoke did you order with your SMD Fusion?

In Make Your Own Gear » MYOG Harness for SMD Fusion Packs (for those with Narrower Shoulders)
August 02, 5:52am

Re: Any new options for 25" Wide Sleeping Pads (3-season)
New pad from Klymit is 30" wide, 26 oz though. $90 http://www.klymit.com/index.php/products-1/sleeping-pads/outdoor/static-v-luxe.html

In GEAR » Options for 25" Wide Sleeping Pads
August 01, 9:25pm

Re: The trail food you just can't stand.
I find that I'm going more non cook. Don't want to be bothered cooking something I may not want to eat. Bring a wider range of snacks instead. So weird how what sounds good at home taste...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » The trail food you just can't stand.
August 01, 8:19am

--:WANTED:-- Bay Area G.G.G. Host for 2015 event
Be a host. Get in on some love from the BPL family. It doesn't hurt. Just takes some planning and some organization skills. Thank you to everyone for all the comments. I had to laugh when...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Bay Area GGG Host
August 01, 7:23am

Re: How often can WM bags be found on 20-30% discount?
Almost never. Prolite is probably working on changing it

In Gear Deals » Western Mountaineering 25% off
July 31, 10:44pm

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