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John Roan (JRoan) - BPL Lifetime Member

My Locale Vegas
About Me Up high, with the ancient bristlecones, or deep in a slot canyon.
CityLas Vegas
StateNV
CountryUSA
My Website URLhttp://www.MountainUltraLight.com
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All Forum Posts by John Roan

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Re: Re: Crazy snow in the Sierras!
Thanks for the advice gents, I agree the stream crossings will be a big danger. The plan is to be patient and find dry crossings, even if it takes going up stream a mile or two. I'd rather n...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Crazy snow in the Sierras!
July 08, 4:25pm

Crazy snow in the Sierras!
That's what I'm reading in the online journals this year. I'm setting out on a Sobo Thru of the JMT with my son in a couple weeks and have a few questions... 1) GPS? I'm reading ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Crazy snow in the Sierras!
July 08, 2:39pm

Re: Hexamid Twin
I've had my twin for almost a year now, and have used it a bunch. I don't have the door or extended beak, and don't intend on adding either because I dont feel like I need them. The mes...

In GEAR » Hexamid - to beak or not to beak?
May 23, 8:47pm

Re: Hexamid Twin
I've had mine for quite a while now and still love it. You can see my complete review here.

In GEAR » Joe Valesko of Zpack's new Joe Valesko of Zpack's newZPacks™ "Hexamid" Twin Tent or Tarp
April 24, 7:52am

Re: What are your favorite backpacking blogs?
I'll try not to repeat those already mentioned... Brian's Backpacking Blog www.briangreen.net Backcountry Bliss www.backcountrybliss.net Terrybnd.blogspot.com Alan Rayner's Blog o...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What are your favorite backpacking blogs?
March 03, 1:39pm

Re: weight
I would estimate 12.7oz inc seam sealing, guy lines, and stuff sack. Doug am I close?

In GEAR » Joe Valesko of Zpack's new Joe Valesko of Zpack's newZPacks™ "Hexamid" Twin Tent or Tarp
January 21, 7:34am

Netting floor
I absolutely love the netting floor. Totally makes sense. Condensation runs out the netting instead of puddling up on the solid floor. I just did a complete review the other day on my blog.

In GEAR » Joe Valesko of Zpack's new Joe Valesko of Zpack's newZPacks™ "Hexamid" Twin Tent or Tarp
January 16, 7:11pm

Re: Ti Tent Stakes
Thanks Stick for posting this on you blog. Doesn't look like they are available yet on the mountainfitter site?

In Gear Deals » Titanium Tent Stakes
January 14, 1:20pm

Re: Re: Esbit
Thanks Bob, I haven't tried the air underneath thing yet. Better stop and get some more Esbit to run some more tests! Greg, I agree, those guys are very smart! I guess I just have to see for...

In GEAR » Alcohol Stove efficiency
December 29, 4:43pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Esbit
"I have one MYOG Esbit burner with the cube one inch off the ground, and it works the best for me." Bob, do you have a photo of your MYOG version?

In GEAR » Alcohol Stove efficiency
December 29, 2:37pm

All Reader Reviews by John Roan

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Trail Designs Caldera Stove
My rating is actually 4.5 out of 5 (not an option in the drop down box). I...

In Stoves - Alcohol
November 19, 5:35pm

Trail Designs Ti-Tri Inferno
The guys at Trail Designs have built a reputation for themselves by providing innovative products and excellent customer service. Their Caldera Cone system was a revolution in UL wind screen/pot holde...

In Stoves - Other
August 21, 5:35pm