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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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Shell
Stephan.....Have Luke @ Luke's Ultralite sew you up an Argon Wind Shell. The Argon CS90 material is very breathable, will adjust the shell measurements to cover the down parka, you can add adju...

In GEAR » Shell to go over a down parka with 13.5oz of down
February 25, 6:46am

Check in requirements at national parks
I believe this is becoming common procedure at ALL national parks whether in bear country requiring special requirement or not. Last time I vitiated Isle Royale National Park 2013 & Sleeping Be...

In GEAR » Ursack closer to being allowed in Yosemite?
February 24, 11:55am

Montbell Tachyon Anorak CFM
Richard Nisley's Testing (Posted2014) I have not tested a Montbell Tachyon but, I have tested the SAME APPARENT Montbell 7 denier ballistic rip stop used in their EX Light. It tested 9.7...

In GEAR » Montbell Tachyon Anorak CFM
February 17, 12:31pm

Mitten Combo
Highly recommend: BLACK DIAMOND MERCURY MITTS (-20/10 ºF) - MED (11.5oz) with IBEX WOOL LINER GLOVES (1.1iclo) (1.25oz) and your hands will be toasty. (TOTAL WEIGHT 12.75oz) >>>>...

In GEAR » Need some advice on gloves and mitts.
February 16, 8:21am

Another option
Totes Men's Work Boot Style Rubber Overshoes GO HERE Back in the late 70's when the wife and three sons and I XC Skied from Kalkaska to Empire, Michigan we used Totes over our wool p...

In GEAR » Forty Below Light Energy Shorty overboots
February 05, 2:42pm

Camino Refrence
Lizz...John has a journal that is well worth your time to read below to prep you on your trip. If you would like to contact him by email let me know as I'm sure he would love to help you out in...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Camino
February 02, 5:13pm

NEW TWIST TO THE ORIGINAL QUESTION
What are people feeling concerning DOWN vs. SYNTHETIC BALACLAVA'S hoods? Such as GO HERE

In GEAR » Hooded vs. hoodless puffies
January 31, 10:13am

Andy's Journey with the "Beast" that he carried
All of us that deal with cancer keep the following in our hearts and mind....... "Don't be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams"

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » PCT and Terminal Cancer
January 29, 1:01pm

Onward and Upward
As an educator speaking, this is an example of "ACTION SPEAKING LOUDER THAN WORDS!" I would bet the "little ladies" that experienced this adventure will be returning to give ...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » Girl Scout Backpacking - Our Troop’s First Trip
January 27, 6:53am

HELP
Try Sleeping Bear Dunes and the Manitou Islands. Leland Peninsula Area....great Small Mouth Bass fishing at the end where the State Park is. I believe these areas will keep you "busy"...

In Pre-Trip Planning » HELP! (whats in Michigan?)
January 23, 2:23am

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