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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".
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All Forum Posts by KEN LARSON

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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..... 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

Thinning Silicone
NOTE: Discussions with the technical folks at Duco (the glue and sealant people) produced the following information: 1. Thinning silicone resin with mineral spirits or anything else weakens the...

In GEAR » CA - Thinning Silicone with Klean Strip Odorless Mineral Spirits Problem
February 13, 7:09am

McHale LBP 37
PMed concerning McHale LBP 37

In Gear Swap » FS: Backpacks. McHale, BPL Absaroka, HMG, Osprey, Camelbak, Salomon, Vaude
February 11, 6:38am

Mitts for warm hands
In either of the products below using a thin pair of wool liner gloves (Ibex or Smartwool) will provide you all the warmth and dexterity you need. Just purchased a pair of Summit Mitts for my wife...

In GEAR » Gear Test Results last night in -5ºF
February 10, 11:05am

Excellent company and service you might want to check out...... With roots based in prescription glacier glass technology, Opticus specializes in the fabrication of prescription ski glasses, pre...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Source for UL Precription Sunglasses or Lenses
February 09, 2:22pm

Air Beam Support Questions
The "Big Question" I have is how this "Air Beam" compares when one looks at the variable of pack & hip belt collapse AND increased comfort when carrying capacities over 20 l...

In GEAR » Air beam/Klymit frame support for backpacks
February 08, 6:06am

All Reader Reviews by KEN LARSON

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>>>>>>>>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

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

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