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Jack H. (Found) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Sacramento, CA
About Me I'm the Trail Information Specialist for the Pacific Crest Trail Association. Cool huh?!

I've been a passionate backpacker since childhood. Started talking about backpacking online sometime in the early 1990s. Been ultralight since 1998.
My Website URLhttp://www.jackhaskel.com

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Re: No Wood Fires - Any Bright Ideas?
I call them Eco Candles, but most people have different names for them. http://www.rootsimple.com/2007/01/buddy-burner.html

In GEAR » No Wood Fires - Any Bright Ideas?
May 30, 7:46pm

Re: do lithium batteries really make a differnece in GPS units?
Lithiums last wildly longer. I hiked the PCT and CDT with GPSs on all day long. They're the way to go.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » do lithium batteries really make a differnece in GPS units?
May 28, 3:07am

Re: Starting a College Outdoors Club
I would contact other university outdoor programs and ask for advice. Ask to see copies of their leader manuals, policies, waivers and the like. Perhaps you can even attend their guide trainings. T...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Starting a College Outdoors Club
May 26, 8:52am

Re: Tiny house anyone?
I've been interested in living in a tiny house for a few years now. I really do prefer a small residence. And, I'm not sure how I'd make it happen at this point. Generally, land tha...

In Chaff » Tiny house anyone?
April 24, 10:54pm

Re: Burning Everclear--Healthier?
Can anyone confirm that 151-proof Everclear burns "well enough"? We can't get 190-proof in California.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Burning Everclear--Healthier?
April 20, 1:30pm

Re: Hiking the Santa Cruz Loop in Peru’s Cordillera Blanca: Global Test Photo Essay
Nice pics Danny and Kristin! I especially like the jumping and the lichen pictures. I've often wondered if Andean trips like this one are one of the few places where our ultralight tarptents ar...

In Editor's Roundtable » Hiking the Santa Cruz Loop in Peru’s Cordillera Blanca: Global Test Photo Essay
April 20, 7:11am

Re: JMT timing summer 2011/walk on
Are you asking about walk in sites in Yellowstone, Wyoming or Yosemite, CA? And for which campgrounds in said park? It's hard to predict weather. Both start dates would provide for an amazin...

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » JMT timing summer 2011/walk on
April 19, 7:18am

Re: How to avoid falling trees?
All that's been said has been great advice. I've nothing much more to add beyond personal experience. Falling trees have happened to me, and it's something that I now truly consider. On...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How to avoid falling trees?
April 18, 11:53pm

Re: PCT Question
Greg, were you the one that called me today with those questions? And no, there aren't too many restaurants to eat dinner right on the trail. You'll have to carry your own ;) I hope t...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Pacific Crest Trail Association hiring
April 18, 8:36pm

Re: Pacific Crest Trail Association hiring
Thanks everyone!

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Pacific Crest Trail Association hiring
April 18, 7:57pm

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