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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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Zpacks Waterproof Breathable Event Jacket
Jon......To answer your Question: "Ken, in the three years you have used it, you haven't noticed any drop in performance in the areas that have been discolored? >>>>NO, in ...

In GEAR » Zpacks Waterproof Breathable Event Jacket
November 11, 11:34am

Zpacks Waterproof Breathable Event Jacket
William ......While pictures provide some qualitative information, if one would have samples of the 1st & 2nd generation fabric I believe Richard Nisley (http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bi...

In GEAR » Zpacks Waterproof Breathable Event Jacket
November 09, 6:34am

Zpacks Waterproof Breathable Event Jac
I'll second John Abela likes. I have a one that was made with 1st generation material. Mine has pullover design with a large front chest pocket and side zips. Have used it now for almost three ...

In GEAR » Zpacks Waterproof Breathable Event Jacket
November 08, 4:31pm

North Country Pathway Trip Report
http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/xdpy/forum_thread/41912/index.html

In Pre-Trip Planning » Michigan's North County Pathway
November 06, 6:08pm

High Country Pathway
This may be what you are looking for: http://www.100megsfree3.com/wordsmith/backpacking/highcountrypathway.html

In Pre-Trip Planning » Michigan's North County Pathway
November 05, 3:44pm

There is no unified answer
Greg....Your statement below is well taken. "But before you do, read the Exclusions - Prone to asthma problems that might lead evacuation? Diabetic ......? Talked to your doc about heart...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiker rescued for 2nd time on same Utah mountain
November 05, 1:07pm

The is no unified answer
The BOTTOM LINE that is fast approaching in ALL areas of Outdoor Recreation is the "Pay to Play" norm. A good example is a summer 2011 issue: "The USFS continues to illegally cha...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiker rescued for 2nd time on same Utah mountain
November 05, 9:52am

Land's End
http://tinyurl.com/l4yuqms •600-fill power down insulation provides superior warmth •Water resistant shell •Fully lined three-piece hood •Full zipper closure •Partial elastic cuffs...

In GEAR » Looking for a specific hooded down jacket
November 04, 9:53am

The last step of one journey is the first step of the next.
You are one tough and adventurous young lady that any grandpa would be proud of! "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain." ...

In Editor's Roundtable » Thru-Hiking Alaska’s Arctic: A 1,000 Mile Solo Traverse
October 31, 4:45pm

Turkish Cowboy Coffee
Turkish Cowboy Coffee Excerpted from Ultralight Backpackin' Tips: 153 Amazing & Inexpensive Tips for Extremely Lightweight Camping by Mike Clelland! This is an easy way to make...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Making a Cup from Ground Coffee
October 30, 11:47am

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