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John S. (jshann) - BPL Forum Member

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About Me Originally from Louisiana, I enjoyed camping in my Boy Scouting days and eventually became an Eagle Scout. Many years later (2002), I discovered backpacking after going on an REI multisport trip to Alaska. My first backpack was to Grand Canyon, and I was hooked!
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Re: good enough gear

In GEAR » good enough gear
January 17, 11:41am

Re: DOWN OVERQUILT as an alternative to a winter bag?
My system is WM Linelite inside RAB top bag inside Golite Ultra 20 (overquilt) for winter.

In GEAR » DOWN OVERQUILT as an alternative to a winter bag?
January 16, 4:53pm

Re: Basic food question
Instant rice with a meat packet.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Basic food question
January 16, 4:46pm

Re: Osteoarthritis Risk Factors
These are just my opinions. You don't have to agree. Recommended physical activity for a given BMI should take into account joint load bearing (running). 1. Calculate your BMI at http://w...

In GEAR » Old Guys Backpacking
January 15, 6:54pm

Osteoarthritis Risk Factors
Osteoarthritis is a joint disease caused by genetic, local mechanical stresses and systemic factors, and other unknown factors that leads to articular cartilage loss, boney overgrowth and other bon...

In GEAR » Old Guys Backpacking
January 15, 6:22pm

Re: Tarp size: is 10 x 4,5 enough???
9' x 7' would be my choice for one person.

In GEAR » Tarp size: is 10 x 4,5 enough???
January 15, 5:38pm

Re: Why Backpack?
Max, sorry you have to go through all of that and hope any future surgeries go well ; ).

In GEAR » Why do you go backpacking
January 13, 5:34pm

Re: Use for disposable water bottles.
Packraft made from 2 liter bottles? Let's do it.

In Make Your Own Gear » Use for disposable water bottles.
January 11, 11:42am

Re: What our gear says about us...
My gear would say, "Dang dude, you must like Golite stuff."

In GEAR » What our gear says about us...
January 10, 6:13pm

Re: Deschutes tarp
The SMD website does not show accurate specs on the Deschutes in it's images. The website states, "The Deschutes Tarp is 14” deeper, 5" longer and 3" taller than the Wild Oa...

In GEAR » Quest for perfect shelter system for 3 week solo JMT starting in late July
January 10, 6:04am

All Reader Reviews by John S.

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GoLite Dawn
I have had this pack for several years and have taken it on multiple backpacks ranging from 2 days to 6 days. My pack weights have been over 15 pounds a few times with no problems. The materials and w...

In Backpacks - Frameless
May 09, 12:05pm