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My Locale Western Michigan
About Me Mounteering, climbing and backpacking and outdoor endeavors I have been engaged with since age eleven all over North America and Canada. Retired educator, researcher and outdoor facilitator. Currently dealing with Multiple Myeloma Cancer and still backpacking with the grandchildren on a "lighter note".
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All Forum Posts by KEN LARSON

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Food For Thought
Purchased a pair FEATHERED FRIENDS, size MEDIUM 10 years ago and they are a great item as all FF item are. Found that the sizing runs a bit LARGE even with med/heavy wool socks (I have a shoe size ...

In GEAR » Feathered Friends Down Booties
December 14, 7:02am

Second on MOTHS
MOTHS! BEST SOLUTION: Store your "woolies" in a plastic Ziploc bag 365 days, at ambient temperature AFTER you thoroughly inspect & clean the area you previously stored your ite...

In GEAR » Cause of Holes in Merino?
December 11, 9:00am

Forty Below Light Energy TR Overboots/Simple Slippers
http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/reviews/display_reviews.html?forum_thread_id=18988 http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forty_below_synthetic_fill_ca...

In GEAR » Advice needed for DOWN BOOTIES
December 06, 12:35pm

Keeping Feet Warm
Dave.....There are a few ways to keep those feet appendages warm. I have used TOTES/Mountaineering Overboots over my over synthetic/down insulated booties, down socks (Goose Feet, Feathered Fr...

In GEAR » Advice needed for DOWN BOOTIES
December 06, 7:11am

Alan thanks for the EXCELLENT write up with documentation! Your trip report brings back many awesome memories of the family "winds" adventure in the early 80's that touch in the eleve...

In Post-Trip Reports » A Complete Guide to the Wind River High Route - mile for mile, the finest non-technical Alpine route in North America
November 22, 8:51am

Helios Jacket - Sale
You may want to add this to your list.....and on sale http://featheredfriends.com/down-garments/garments/midweight/helios-down-jacket.html

In GEAR » Puffy jackets survey completed
November 21, 12:39pm

Have you checked these out? http://www.nunatakusa.com/site07/main_pages/product_booties.htm

In GEAR » Down booties
November 21, 6:57am

How about letting the kids figure out their own fu
Buck....From an educators point you hit the nail on the head. They will expand their creativity, discover the environment, and become a more self directed learner.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ideas for UL Activities When Hiking with Your kids
November 12, 2:46pm

How quiet/noisy
Lowell....My qualitatively comment concerning the fabric is "soft" with NO SWISH, SWISH!

In GEAR » Zpacks Waterproof Breathable Event Jacket
November 11, 4:13pm

FS: Western Mountaineering
Robert.....Just a suggestion. I believe you will receive more "hits" & results showing this in Cascade Climber (http://cascadeclimbers.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/forums/10/1/The_Yard_...

In Gear Swap » FS: Western Mountaineering
November 11, 11:47am

All Reader Reviews by KEN LARSON

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>>>>>>>>BEWARE<<<<<<<< Read the BB Business Review BELOW before you decide to purchase ITEMS from this company. BB Business Review

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
June 22, 7:19am

Would highly recommend ANY of SOTO's products as they RATE 5 in my estimation. I have purchased and have used many of SOTO's products (STOVES: iso & white gas and POCKET TORCHES: butan...

In Stoves - Canister
May 24, 10:57am

Sawyer In-Line Filter

In Hydration - Water Treatment
March 08, 2:15pm

MSR Mountain Safety Research HyperFlow microfilter
I purchased one of the very first MSR Hyperflow filters from REI (April08) and experienced many of the filter issues that have been mentioned (reduced output, hard pumping, backflushing difficulties a...

In Hydration - Water Treatment
February 25, 10:24am

Alpkit CarbonLite
CarbonLite hiking/trekking pole review: • I have been using “h...

In Trekking Poles
June 30, 9:06am

PossumDown Gloves (BPL Gear Shop)
I was interested in the level of warmth provided by an overmitt and wool liner combination and did some cold weather testing of hand gear for the last three days, since the temperatures in Michigan we...

In Clothing - Headwear, Handwear
November 30, 1:57pm