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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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Wet Baking Idea
Here is an idea I have use and it works well with minimum weight an material volume. Silicone Non-Stick Reusable Baking Cups http://tinyurl.com/ntxh3cw • Silicone resists stains and ...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Muffins al la Clelland, and the Mega-Muffin Threashhold. Need suggestions/help
January 04, 4:47pm

The Hiking Engine: A Maintenance Manual for your Feet and Legs
The Hiking Engine by Stuart Plotkin After many years of hiking and hiking with other people, I’ve concluded that the shoe industry is fundamentally broken and the cause of untold suffering...

In Philosophy & Technique » Long distance thru hikes and feet growth / swelling
December 30, 11:08am

Trade Offs
I have a ZPacks Rain Jacket ...... 1.42 oz/sqyd Waterproof Breathable Cuben Fiber material (Original prior to August 2013 "NEW" material) now for over three years. It has experiences MANY...

In GEAR » Lab Test - Zpacks Waterproof Breathable Event Fabric
December 29, 8:23am

Winter Bottom Layers
Light weight (3/4 or full) wool (150 or 200) OR Capilene (Expedition Weight) base layer. What you choose will depend on your tolerance to the cold, the location you are visiting (mountains, forest ...

In Winter Hiking » Winter hiking pants?
December 23, 10:50am

How to Dehydrate Soup
1. Prepare your soup. If you are using a canned soup, open the can. If you are making soup from scratch, prepare and cook your soup as normal, with the exception of the amount of water used. A pur...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Dehydrating experts - need your help!
December 18, 7:08pm

Food For Thought
Purchased a pair FEATHERED FRIENDS, size MEDIUM 10 years ago and they are a great item as all FF item are. Found that the sizing runs a bit LARGE even with med/heavy wool socks (I have a shoe size ...

In GEAR » Feathered Friends Down Booties
December 14, 7:02am

Second on MOTHS
MOTHS! BEST SOLUTION: Store your "woolies" in a plastic Ziploc bag 365 days, at ambient temperature AFTER you thoroughly inspect & clean the area you previously stored your ite...

In GEAR » Cause of Holes in Merino?
December 11, 9:00am

Forty Below Light Energy TR Overboots/Simple Slippers
http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/reviews/display_reviews.html?forum_thread_id=18988 http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forty_below_synthetic_fill_ca...

In GEAR » Advice needed for DOWN BOOTIES
December 06, 12:35pm

Keeping Feet Warm
Dave.....There are a few ways to keep those feet appendages warm. I have used TOTES/Mountaineering Overboots over my over synthetic/down insulated booties, down socks (Goose Feet, Feathered Fr...

In GEAR » Advice needed for DOWN BOOTIES
December 06, 7:11am

****PURE ADVENTURE****
Alan thanks for the EXCELLENT write up with documentation! Your trip report brings back many awesome memories of the family "winds" adventure in the early 80's that touch in the eleve...

In Post-Trip Reports » A Complete Guide to the Wind River High Route - mile for mile, the finest non-technical Alpine route in North America
November 22, 8:51am

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