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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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Nido Milk
NIDO's shelf life is 12 months. It is also recommended the milk be refrigerated after preparation AND discard unused preparation after 24 hours. Other options you might want to explore: G...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Powdered milk (Nido) go bad?
June 26, 6:38am

"what a "rocket-base" bottle is?
Ken.....Totally agree with Rogers & Bob's comments on the subject of hydration bladders. This ""rocket-base" bottle ' terminology is new for me in this arena of backpacki...

In GEAR » How to pack a pack? Where to put hydration bladder?
June 24, 9:02am

"what a "rocket-base" bottle is?
Roger.....Could you provide a picture of the what a "rocket-base" bottle is you use for the group to compare our bottles here in the US to?

In GEAR » How to pack a pack? Where to put hydration bladder?
June 24, 6:53am

Seam Grip Storage
Seam Grip, Freesole and Aquaseal are moisture-cure adhesives. As soon as you pop the top on the tube and expose the adhesive to the moisture in the air, the countdown begins. Unfortunately, you are...

In Gear Swap » PIF seam grip
June 24, 6:48am

Gear Suited for Wet, Cold Weather Hiking
All encompassing article taking in consideration cold conditions..... GO HERE

In GEAR » Need help with women's layering for warmth
June 23, 1:12pm

****SOLD****
>>>>>>>SOLD<<<<<<<

In Gear Swap » ****FS ZPacks 30 Degree, WIDE, 900 fp Sleeping Bag ****
June 16, 6:22pm

****FS ZPacks 30 Degree, WIDE, 900 fp Sleeping Bag SOLD ****
A change in my medical health has forced me sell the sleeping bag and abandon the vision I had planned for its use. This bag has NEVER BEEN USED. FEATURES: • Standard 3/4 length si...

In Gear Swap » ****FS ZPacks 30 Degree, WIDE, 900 fp Sleeping Bag ****
June 16, 1:17pm

Frying Pan
I believe a previous thread has delved into this subject some time ago so check it out. To summarize my thoughts: I would highly recommend the 8" diameter ALPINE PAN that is 1 1/2" dee...

In GEAR » Best UL non-stick frying pan for the trail?
June 12, 10:51am

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

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