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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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Just don't sit there, DO IT!
"Life is known only by those who have found a way to be comfortable with change and the unknown. Given the nature of life, there may be no security, but only adventure."

In Make Your Own Gear » Improved Stove Efficiency Calculator/Spreadsheet
April 28, 7:49am

Improved Stove Efficiency Calculator/Spreadsheet
and don't forget to post it for ALL to enjoy and use.

In Make Your Own Gear » Improved Stove Efficiency Calculator/Spreadsheet
April 26, 6:19am

****FS Children's Kelty Jr. Tioga 200 & JanSport Original Scout Packs****
We would appreciate it if you could help grandpa and thank you if you would pass the word concerning these packs to your friends and neighbors who have families with children that are thinking ...

In Gear Swap » ****FS Children's Kelty Jr. Tioga 200 & JanSport Original Scout Packs****
April 24, 3:54pm

****FS Children's Kelty Jr. Tioga 200 & JanSport Original Scout Packs****SOLD
My granddaughters are growing their present packs so I promised to purchase new back packs for the next adventure. These are great pack for the family just starting and want to try it out without s...

In Gear Swap » ****FS Children's Kelty Jr. Tioga 200 & JanSport Original Scout Packs****
April 22, 12:12pm

Hiker's Guide to the Smokies
If you can locate a copy this is what you want. ....trails, maps, campgrounds, AT info. Hiker's Guide to the Smokies (Sierra Club Totebook Series) (Paperback) - 1973 by Dick Murlless, Const...

In Pre-Trip Planning » The Great Smoky Mountains: Need some route ideas
April 22, 6:23am

"Hiking with plantar's wart"
Have a granddaughter age 14 who got infected by the virus that causes this "nasty little issue"(plantar warts), twice prior to two 10 day backpacking trips she went on...... probably her...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiking with plantar's wart
April 17, 11:36am

Weather & River Report
The following is as of 14April2014, 1000hrs. River water level information ABOVE the dam and hiking trails.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Michigan GGG (or just a plain old backpacking trip)
April 14, 8:11am

Isle Royale
May I suggest a book and map that is comprehensive and will cover Isle Royale in detail? Isle Royale National Park, Fourth Edition: Foot Trails & Water Routes ; by Jim DuFresne National ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Isle Royale
April 07, 8:56am

Isle Royale
Yes I totally agree taking the plan can save you time, BUT many times it is significantly delayed OR cannot fly due to the weather. Depending on your position on the flight schedule this can set be...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Isle Royale
April 07, 5:45am

trekking pole straps usage.....yes or no
When using straps as a XC skier would and I would second what Michael in his above statement communicated, "pole usage less fatiguing on my forearms. When I'm putting a lot of weight on my...

In Philosophy & Technique » How to use your trekking pole strap
April 02, 9:58am

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