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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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In GEAR » "The Finest Down Parka Ever" (Patagonia)
March 03, 6:56am

FYI Down Fill Amount
They do NOT have that information. This is from a Patagonia "Live Chat" individual on the online Patagonia Website.

In GEAR » NEW Patagonia Encapsil ("Dry Down") Parka
February 28, 7:24am

UNDER
My usual layer is the R1 over wool Ibex 150 T and a MB Alpine (snap) down vest followed with a wind shirt in 20*F Michigan temps. Depending on the wind/wind chill, and cloudiness I usually ventilat...

In Philosophy & Technique » Merino over or under R1
February 24, 6:13pm

"**** FS Osprey Ariel 75 WOMEN'S Backpack****"
The Osprey Ariel 75 WOMEN'S Backpack STILL REMAINS FOR SALE

In Gear Swap » **** FS Osprey Ariel 75 WOMEN'S Backpack****
February 22, 5:34am

**** FS Osprey Ariel 75****
YES

In Gear Swap » **** FS Osprey Ariel 75 WOMEN'S Backpack****
February 21, 12:24pm

MAKING MAPLE SUGAR from a Michigander
Maple Sugar is relatively easy to make. The Syrup you use can be darker and somewhat higher inverts. I’ve found that if the inverts are very high, however, the product will be gummy and will stic...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » has anyone tried to dehydrate syrup
February 17, 12:33pm

Honey Power
"Lazy man's" method..... http://www.americanspice.com/honey-powder/ Ingredients: dehydrated Michigan Clover Honey Rehydration Ratio: Use 4 parts honey power to 1 part water ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » has anyone tried to dehydrate syrup
February 17, 12:19pm

FS: Kahtoola MICROspikes
Wife and I have been using ours now for over 7 days on the icy back roads in Michigan. They perform 10 times better that Yak Track PRO in all conditions. Have not notice a difference in weight when...

In Gear Swap » FS: Kahtoola MICROspikes (M)
February 15, 4:16pm

"original poster never responded"
I believe by reading this posting once again and all of the posted comments that something is amiss and maybe James you are "BARKING UP THE WRONG TREE". There seem to be part(s) of the st...

In GEAR » Problems with Nunatak
February 14, 4:24am

n-Hexane CAUTION
She is one of scores of young workers in the city of Suzhou who were poisoned by the chemical n-hexane, which they say was used to clean Apple components including iPhone touch screens. Wu Mei ...

In GEAR » CA - Thinning Silicone with Klean Strip Odorless Mineral Spirits Problem
February 13, 12:36pm

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