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John Vance (Servingko) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Intermountain West
About Me Thru hiked the PCT in 1983 and half of the CDT in 84. Backpacking since 1973 when I did my first 50 miler as a scout. Total gear nut and have dropped from a base weight of 35lbs to 10 - 12lbs and love spending time in the mountains even more. I typically get out for 2 week long trips and several weekend trips each year.
CitySalt Lake City
StateUtah
CountryUSA

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All Forum Posts by John Vance

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Re: Re: re Gatewood arm coverage
You can also find tyvek arm covers as well. I bought a bunch on Amazon and use them with my poncho. Tyvek 1443r as I recall.

In GEAR » Gatewood cape - arm rain coverage?
July 03, 8:50am

Re: "Camping to close for comfort"
I move on if others are even remotely close. This isn't always and option but I will go to decent efforts to be alone and out of sight.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Camping to close for comfort
June 23, 1:36pm

Re: WTB - RIBZ pack, Medium
I have one new in the bag. I will get you more detail on color and model when I get home from work. I bought two and have never used this one.

In Gear Swap » WTB - RIBZ pack, Medium
June 18, 10:07am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Questioning "dry base layers for sleeping".
On winter trips I don't typically take puffy pants, just heavy weight fleece tights that I wear over my base layer and under outer shell pants that may or may not have insulation. I usually we...

In GEAR » Questioning "dry base layers for sleeping".
June 15, 9:02pm

Re: Re: Questioning "dry base layers for sleeping".
I hike in shorts with built in liners an a long sleeve base layer and that is the extent of my daily clothes. I also carry a Houdini and Dynamo wind pants, a 6.5 oz down vest and historically a po...

In GEAR » Questioning "dry base layers for sleeping".
June 15, 2:42pm

Re: Re: Etiquette - On the Forums, and Life in General
After all those episodes as a kid I still didn't remember it quite correctly but got the gist of it. Using Mr Wizaed to justify being a jerk is taking him a bit out of context but I certainly ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Etiquette - On the Forums, and Life in General
June 11, 1:39pm

Re: Re: RE: Etiquette - On the Forums, and Life in General
"Be what you is and not what you is not...folks who do this are the happiest lot" - Mr Wizard to Tooter Turtle. Sage advice that still rings true.

In Philosophy & Technique » Etiquette - On the Forums, and Life in General
June 11, 1:25pm

Re: pad
I have been using 4 season pads year round - currently a large xtherm which slightly edged out my previous UL7 Downmat.

In GEAR » Katabatic Quilt user question
June 11, 1:19pm

Re: Re: Katabatic Quilt user question
I don't use the attachment system as I have found it unnecessary. I should state that I use the wide quilt and a wide pad and flop flop and toss and turn all night with no issues. If it is be...

In GEAR » Katabatic Quilt user question
June 10, 9:01pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Exped vs xtherm. On sale backcountry gear...2nds 30% off 2014 & 2015
They may go fast

In GEAR » Exped Downmat Winterlite Review and Xtherm Comparo
June 06, 3:42pm

All Reader Reviews by John Vance

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Katabatic Chisos
This is from previous posts but I thought I would include it here as well. I received my Chisos with 2oz overfill and just wanted to update those waiting to hear a little more about my initial imp...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
June 06, 11:48am

Katabatic Gear Sawatch
I know I only have spent 4 nights using my Katabatic Sawatch, I wanted to get a review out for those interested that I have posted elsewhere on this site but not in the review area. I can say thi...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
June 10, 10:18am

Six Moon Designs Swift10
Now that I have some miles on my 2010 Swift I thought I would prepare a more thorough review. I have been using a 2006 SMD Starlight for the past few years and really love it coming from a brief stin...

In Backpacks - Frameless
June 10, 10:09am

Kookabay Custom Down Air Mattress (DAM)
I recently my pad from Bender yesterday and have to say I am impressed. The seams and sealing is very consistent, straight, and even. My custom pad used the standard 70d fabric and is 24" wide, 6...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
April 22, 11:08am