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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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Feathered Friends Fabric Inquiry
Looking back to 1998 I believe the first waterproof/breathable fabric they use was call PTFE Lite. It incorporated a new PTFE from BHA Technologies and gave a better resistance to water entry that ...

In GEAR » Waterproof/breathable sleeping bag shell Feathered Friends used in the past. Anyone remember the name?
June 11, 2:04pm

Hilleberg Tent thread
I'm curious the "KIND" of footprint material you owners use with the Hilleberg tents OR do you forget them since the floor material is a bit more "bomb proof" to that other ...

In GEAR » Hilleberg Tent thread
June 11, 9:42am

Down Jacket
GO HERE

In GEAR » Looking for a down jacket for my 6'4" 240# son
June 04, 8:49am

Small Woman
Have you looked at the ULA SHORT ADJUSTABLE PACK (Torso Size 12" - 18")? All four of my female grand children use this pack with Torso Size ranging from 14 - 16"

In GEAR » ultralight pack that will fit very small woman well
June 01, 9:07am

FUEL
GO HERE

In GEAR » fuel canisters
May 31, 12:14pm

NUNATAK DOWN WASHING INSTRUCTIONS
1. Only use commercial washer and dryers. The reason for this is that most household washers have agitators (pinnacle of plastic that sticks up inside the washing machine) that twist and turn as th...

In GEAR » Options for cleaning a sleeping bag?
May 30, 3:30pm

Ben Smith from Goosefeet
Have touched base by email 19May and by phone. I have found calling him and leaving a message will give you better communication results.

In GEAR » Ben Smith from Goosefeet. Anyone correspond with him lately?
May 30, 12:14pm

Borah Gear
John is have big time issues as I have tried to email him at idahobpclub@gmail.com & support@borahgear.com & BPL Personal Message with NO reply for over 11 days!

In GEAR » Borah Gear orders refunded due to Paypal issues. Sorry if this is a repost
May 20, 9:13am

roclite 295s
Sent an email to Invo on 5May2014 Can you answer the following questions: Has the Invo-8 Model Roclite 295 been update this year? Have you updated or changed the LAST from the original desig...

In GEAR » roclite 295s
May 18, 6:08pm

Awesome mushrooms
These also are AWSOME and delicious...... Morchella esculenta (Common Morel) Elusive and delicious, morel mushrooms are found in Michigan and are a wonderful spring time delicacy in Michi...

In On the Web » Awesome mushrooms
May 16, 9:23am

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