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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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Alternate Method to Seam Sealing MLD Rain Mitts
I seamed sealed the MLD mitts a bit different after my research and using "past knowledge" seam sealing tents and clothing over twenty years. My method is as follows: PREP: 1.I ...

In GEAR » MLD Rain Mitts
December 14, 11:45am

**** FS Osprey Ariel 75 WOMEN'S Backpack****
This was my wife’s pack whose dimensions are: Height of 5”–1.25”, Hip Measurement of 37” and Torso Length of 14.56”, and Weight of 130 lb. The Amelia 75 is in EXCELLENT condition as it ...

In Gear Swap » **** FS Osprey Ariel 75 WOMEN'S Backpack****
December 10, 6:17am

****THERM-A-REST ULTRALITE ¾ PAD for Scouts****
A 5-foot Scout doesn’t need a 6.5-foot sleeping pad. Great gift for a Scout just starting out.

In Gear Swap » ****THERM-A-REST ULTRALITE ¾ PAD****
December 09, 6:22am

Excellent School for your VISION
I sound your need is to expand and further your present skills so I would highly recommend NOLS..... OVERVIEW Washington’s North Cascades (one classroom area NOLS mountaineering is taught),...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Learning to climb Denali
December 08, 2:30pm

Seam Sealing
"Also need to seam seal a pair of MLD event mitts" MLD sent a small tube (.5oz tube) with the mitts but, my past experience with the quantity I knew it would not provide a satisfactory...

In GEAR » Seam Sealing a non free standing tent indoors & Putting Non slip Dots on a pad
December 08, 8:44am

***FS COCOON COOLMAX MUMMY LINER***
BUMP

In Gear Swap » ***FS COCOON COOLMAX MUMMY LINER***
November 24, 10:31am

****FS THERM-A-REST ULTRALITE ¾ PAD****
ROCK BOTTOM PRICE

In Gear Swap » ****THERM-A-REST ULTRALITE ¾ PAD****
November 24, 10:29am

POTENTIAL BUYERS BE AWARE
Received this email from CANON 3July2012 for the S100 I purchased AND registered it with them....it paid to take the little time to fill out the card that came with the camera. This service noti...

In Gear Deals » Canon S100 for $229 on Amazon today only
November 23, 12:51pm

Mountaineering and Ice Climbing Boots
Kari....Looking for USED boots & Climbing Gear.You will find a larger selection out WEST. Check out the Yard Sale at http://cascadeclimbers.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/forums/10/1/The_Yard_Sale

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Mountaineering and Ice Climbing Boots
November 14, 10:46am

Backpack Packing Strategy
Has anyone carried a ZPacks™ "Blast" Cuben Fiber Ultralight Frameless Backpack that would like to comment on their packing strategy and load handling both with a bear canister and not. ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Backpack Packing Strategy
November 12, 12:11pm

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