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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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"Hiking with plantar's wart"
Have a granddaughter age 14 who got infected by the virus that causes this "nasty little issue"(plantar warts), twice prior to two 10 day backpacking trips she went on...... probably her...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Hiking with plantar's wart
April 17, 11:36am

Weather & River Report
The following is as of 14April2014, 1000hrs. River water level information ABOVE the dam and hiking trails. http://www.weatherforyou.com/reports/index.php?config=&forecast=riversobs&gau...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Michigan GGG (or just a plain old backpacking trip)
April 14, 8:11am

Isle Royale
May I suggest a book and map that is comprehensive and will cover Isle Royale in detail? Isle Royale National Park, Fourth Edition: Foot Trails & Water Routes ; by Jim DuFresne National ...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Isle Royale
April 07, 8:56am

Isle Royale
Yes I totally agree taking the plan can save you time, BUT many times it is significantly delayed OR cannot fly due to the weather. Depending on your position on the flight schedule this can set be...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Isle Royale
April 07, 5:45am

trekking pole straps usage.....yes or no
When using straps as a XC skier would and I would second what Michael in his above statement communicated, "pole usage less fatiguing on my forearms. When I'm putting a lot of weight on my...

In Philosophy & Technique » How to use your trekking pole strap
April 02, 9:58am

WTB - SMD Lunar Duo - Ep
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In Gear Swap » WTB - SMD Lunar Duo - Eplorer
March 31, 6:26pm

Post Adventure Celebration
Did you guys stop off at the Dogpatch or Muldoon's in Munising for some real home town UP Vittles?

In Post-Trip Reports » We’ll be fine - Ike and Doug’s Excellent Adventure in the U. P.
March 28, 5:54am

***A Picture is Worth a 1000 Words***
Two instructional videos that show the application and use of "STAKES" above and below tree line in a snow environment......Total Time for both 14 min. BELOW TREE LINE ABOVE TREE LINE

In Gear Deals » Titanium Sand/Snow Stakes
March 28, 5:31am

How to start mountaineering?
Start at an EARLY age..... Take a reputable Mountaineering Course with veteran instructors such as the National Outdoor Leadership school (NOLS), that will teach you variety of skills—backpa...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » How to start mountaineering?
March 27, 6:54am

Sure Do and MORE
O yes memories....... When the family XC skied across Michigan from Kalkaska to Empire back in the 70's, to keep us warm at night were the Frost Line down jackets we had made prior t...

In Make Your Own Gear » Does anyone remember Frostline kit down packets
March 27, 6:18am

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