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Steven Hanlon (asciibaron) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Mid Atlantic
About Me 2012 trips:

Jan - Northfork Mtn overnighter - 10 miles
Feb - AT Rt40 - Raven Rock overnighter - 28 miles
Mar - AT Rt40 - Raven Rock overnighter - 28 miles
Apr - Dolly Sods - weekender - 25 miles
Jun - Dolly Sods - weekender - 26 miles
Jul - Dolly Sods trail work weekend - 12 miles
Jul - Dolly Sods - weekender - 18
Aug - AT in PA with a friend - 16 miles
Sept - AT Rt40 - Raven Rock overnighter - 28 miles

2013 trips:

Aug - Dolly Sods - weekender with friend - 12 miles
CityPhiladelphia
StatePA
My Website URLhttp://asciibaron.dyndns.org

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All Forum Posts by Steven Hanlon

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weight of a knot
i'm sitting here with my tarp prepping it for an upcoming trip and can't help but wonder how much all these knots in the guylines weigh. have i just crossed into some OCD land or am i as...

In Philosophy & Technique » weight of a knot
April 16, 6:37pm

my solution
my son's backpack is made for a hydration bladder and doesn't have a place that can accommodate a water bottle easily reached without assistance. my solution was to make a pocket out of a ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Cargo pocket water flask?
April 16, 5:52pm

Re: Re: Feeling safe and secure
Piper S. wrote: "Wanting to become an avid backpacker is not the same thing as being one. Wanting to want something isn't the same thing as actually wanting it. I suggest that if you...

In Philosophy & Technique » helping girlfriend reduce weight - personal fears
January 08, 9:33am

Re: Re: Re: helping girlfriend reduce weight - personal fears
"Then I realized you were talking about PACK weight......" hahaha. yes, her pack weight. and it's more about choices of what to bring along. she hasn't made the connection t...

In Philosophy & Technique » helping girlfriend reduce weight - personal fears
October 09, 8:12am

@kat
she is embarrassed that her gear is big, heavy, and not really for backpacking. i have tried to make her less self conscience of the gear and make it more about getting out and having a good time ...

In Philosophy & Technique » helping girlfriend reduce weight - personal fears
October 09, 7:52am

:)
she loves car camping. we both took a mental health day and went to the beach in Delaware. we remembered we had a tent and a sleeping bag in the car from a trip a few weeks earlier and decided to...

In Philosophy & Technique » helping girlfriend reduce weight - personal fears
October 08, 9:15pm

driving
the issue is always the drive home ;) i don't mind driving 4 hours and honestly, i did get burned out on Dolly Sods, i know that place way to well. i need to expand northwards in PA and int...

In Philosophy & Technique » new life, where to backpack?
October 08, 9:11pm

jumping in...
i'm the kind of person that has no problem doing something... when i first went backpacking, i'm sure i was a darn funny sight, but i was having fun. i simply said "i'm going back...

In Philosophy & Technique » helping girlfriend reduce weight - personal fears
October 08, 2:02pm

water issues
she is concerned that there are bad nasty things in the water and only overnight treatment will fix it. i use chlorine dioxide and have never had an issue, she balked at even drinking from a well ...

In Philosophy & Technique » helping girlfriend reduce weight - personal fears
October 08, 12:51pm

helping girlfriend reduce weight - personal fears
last July a friend who would later become my girlfriend told me she wanted to become an avid backpacker. i offered to go on an easy out and back on the AT - the route would take us past several sh...

In Philosophy & Technique » helping girlfriend reduce weight - personal fears
October 08, 11:34am

All Reader Reviews by Steven Hanlon

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Marmot Precip Jacket Mens
i picked up my Marmot Precip in 2005 from REI for $42.83 - i figured i couldn't go wrong at that price. if it didn't work well for backpacking, i could wear it as a casual jacket. it has b...

In Clothing - Raingear
November 11, 8:13am

McHale 0-Sarc UL
I have the SARC Chasm version and would recommend this pack to anyone who has suffered with ill fitting mass produced packs. It's a tad on the heavy side, but for me, that's not a problem sin...

In Backpacks - Internal Frame
April 27, 5:34pm