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KEN LARSON (KENLARSON) - BPL Lifetime Member

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".
CityGrand Haven
StateMI
CountryUSA

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All Forum Posts by KEN LARSON

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Lake Michigan sets new ice record!!
This last stretch of cold weather during late February into the first week of March caused ice concentration on Lake Michigan to rapidly increase. The Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory ...

In Winter Hiking » 88% of Great Lakes area frozen
March 12, 5:14am

solar charger
GO HERE

In GEAR » best solar charger right now? march 14"
March 11, 12:55pm

30F Bag Comparisons--which to buy?
First I have updated your data that remained blank or was incorrect for the 30* bag you have chosen. (Revision #3) . "What is the best bag is the question?" I believe "best&q...

In GEAR » 30F Bag Comparisons--which to buy? (with spreadsheet!)
March 10, 8:13am

****FS Marmot Nutshell Tent****
>>>>>>>>Marmot Nutshell Tent - REVIEWS<<<<<<<< GO HERE

In Gear Swap » ****FS Marmot Nutshell Tent****
March 09, 7:08am

"****FS Marmot Nutshell Tent****
Good tent for Scouts or someone starting into backpacking and grams/ounces are not an issue. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>EXCELLENT CONDITION<<<<<<&...

In Gear Swap » ****FS Marmot Nutshell Tent****
March 07, 9:08am

Backpacking trails in the Midwest
Have you looked into the Ice Age Trails of WI? GO HERE Also check out Chequamegon National Forest: GO HERE Chequamegon Lower North Part Rock Lake National Recreational Trail Chequame...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Backpacking trails in the Midwest, specifically near Chicago?
March 05, 1:21pm

Basecamp Footwear Option
Have used this combination of Felt Pac Boot Liner and Totes Over Boots here in Michigan for extended XC/Snowshoeing winter trips many times with great success. Packs easily and most of all keep the...

In Editor's Roundtable » Overboots as Mukluks: Basecamp Footwear for Ski Mountaineers
March 05, 4:22am

****FS Marmot Nutshell Tent****
Yep this is an "oldie" introduce back in 1996 and a Backpacker Magazine Editors Choice Award winner. A lean 2P tent with excellent ceiling height and designed in a unique asymmetrical pat...

In Gear Swap » ****FS Marmot Nutshell Tent****
March 02, 12:45pm

titanium spatula
What are the Length & Width dimensions? What type of material was used for a heat insulator on the handle?

In Gear Deals » titanium spatula
February 27, 11:26am

Re: BD Alpine Start Hooded Jacket
Richard .....I did not inquire, an over sight!

In GEAR » A Visual Paradigm for Windshirts - Multiple Axis of Understanding.-Rev 0
February 26, 5:50pm

All Reader Reviews by KEN LARSON

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123Mountain OUTDOOR EQUIPMENT
>>>>>>>>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

SOTO PRODUCTS STOVES & POCKET TORCH
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
SP-125 PURIFIER (NOW - SP-35 PURIFIER)

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