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Steven Hanlon (asciibaron) - BPL Forum Member

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the worse the weather the better :) a shuttle would be ideal. i wouldn't get there until late Friday night.

In Pre-Trip Planning » New York State Weekend Backpacking
May 27, 9:48am

of devils and details...
Memorial Day weekend was a no go Bob as is the 13/14 of June. my next free weekend is the 20th and then July 4th. as Kevin stated, i like a challenge, i mean, just anyone can follow a well blaz...

In Pre-Trip Planning » New York State Weekend Backpacking
May 26, 2:02pm

ideal vs practical
the ideal is a site with a view of something - a large open meadow, a creek, waterfalls, or even a view down a wooded valley. something to look out upon and contemplate life and everything. the...

In Philosophy & Technique » how much of a concern is the camp view to you?
May 19, 9:55am

New York State Weekend Backpacking
I've been to Harriman twice and while there is plenty to explore there, I'm looking for other hiking areas to explore (heat and humidity are tough for me). Are there good weekenders in the...

In Pre-Trip Planning » New York State Weekend Backpacking
May 12, 2:09pm

Harriman SP loop
Seth Brewer and I did a loop thru Harriman SP this past weekend. Friday night we met up at the Tom Jones Shelter just south of Route 106 on the Ramapo-Dunderberg Trail. It was a very nice sunset ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Harriman SP loop
May 11, 9:37am

just a thought...
have you checked out the REI Sahara pants? zip off is very handy.

In GEAR » Pants and shirts
May 08, 2:10pm

I tried on a pair of Mindbenders, they seemed to be a good fit. I think the speed laces have spoiled me, i was confused about having to tie them :)

In GEAR » Replacement for Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra 2
May 08, 9:42am

i'm hoping to not run into crowds. i might be changing my trip a little bit, depending on timing and if others go.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Harriman State Park NY weekender
May 07, 2:04pm

Re: rest of life.
" if I had a pair of lightweight nylon hiking pants for 2.5 YEARS, and worn them for a good amount of backpacking, and I had some seams starting to go, I would get some thread, sew them up whi...

In GEAR » Never buying from REI again
May 07, 2:01pm

a decade of BPL
i've been here nearly a decade. some have large incomes, some have small. some are early adopters, some never adopt. no one here has ever told me my gear was substandard or looked down on me...

In GEAR » Gentrified?
May 07, 1:56pm

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