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John Taylorson (heyjt) - BPL Premium Member

My Locale SoCal
About Me Backpacking since high school, trail-guided in collage, then took a 25-year break after hauling a 35-pound pack. Today, I am 25-pounds lighter (my pack that is) and now enjoying sub-10 base weight weekends and week-long treks while teaching Scouts the joy of doing more with less.
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ASM With Cancer Needs Help
Fellow Scouts and Scouters: One of our beloved Assistant Scout Masters of Troop 4 Pasadena and UL enthusiasts, Richard Peck, was recently diagnosed with tumorous cancer on his lungs, back, bra...

In Backpacking Light with Scouts » ASM With Cancer Needs Help
March 12, 9:49am

Re: Nice weather...
Hi Travis, Thanks for your comment. The super cat works great for the two of us. We don't typically heat up more than 3 cups at a time, which takes a little over one ounce of alcohol. Notice I ...

In Post-Trip Reports » Winter Packing SoCal Style
March 03, 7:15pm

Re: thumbs up
The rain is just starting here.... We use both a Canon Power Shot Elph 110 HS, and a GoPro Hero 3

In Post-Trip Reports » Winter Packing SoCal Style
February 27, 6:52pm

Winter Packing SoCal Style
My wife and I are "glass half-full" kind of people, and we like to take advantage of opportunities when they come up. Here is sunny Southern California, we are in a major drought (at leas...

In Post-Trip Reports » Winter Packing SoCal Style
February 27, 5:30pm

Dog bag
That is our dogs sleeping bag. We made it out of an down vest. Works well and the dog loves it. YouTube Video

In Post-Trip Reports » Family UL Trips 2013
February 18, 7:38pm

Thanks everyone for your comments. It was a good year and hoping this year will be even better for putting on miles. Yes, I am very fortunate to have a wife thy loves backpacking, especially UL. It...

In Post-Trip Reports » Family UL Trips 2013
February 18, 7:35pm

Nice Post
You all look like you had a great trip. Your photos are beautiful, although new-fallen snow always makes a nice subject for sure. Cold! And here is Los Angeles, 30F makes front-page news.

In Post-Trip Reports » Overnight trip to Spence field and Thunderhead MNT (GSMNP)
January 11, 9:10pm

Re: Part 2 Greenland trip Willem Vandoorne
Nice report and video

In Post-Trip Reports » Part 2 Greenland trip Willem Vandoorne
January 11, 9:04pm

Great Post
Wow! You outdid most trip reports. Looks like a great trip and the photos make me want to pack up and leave tonight. Welcome to BPL

In Post-Trip Reports » First Post - A Confession/Trip Report
January 11, 8:57pm

Last year we did about 15 backpack trips. This video is a compilation of a few of the trips--mostly weekend trips. Have fun watching! jT

In User Test Forum » test
January 11, 1:04pm

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