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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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****PURE ADVENTURE****
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

***NUNATAK DOWN FOOTWEAR****
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

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

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