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Steven Hanlon (asciibaron) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Mid Atlantic
About Me 2012 trips:

Jan - Northfork Mtn overnighter - 10 miles
Feb - AT Rt40 - Raven Rock overnighter - 28 miles
Mar - AT Rt40 - Raven Rock overnighter - 28 miles
Apr - Dolly Sods - weekender - 25 miles
Jun - Dolly Sods - weekender - 26 miles
Jul - Dolly Sods trail work weekend - 12 miles
Jul - Dolly Sods - weekender - 18
Aug - AT in PA with a friend - 16 miles
Sept - AT Rt40 - Raven Rock overnighter - 28 miles

2013 trips:

Aug - Dolly Sods - weekender with friend - 12 miles
Dec - AT - overnighter from Rt 30 to Birch Run - 17 miles
CityPhiladelphia
StatePA
My Website URLhttp://asciibaron.hopto.org
My PDF Gear ListShoulder Season Tent and Tarp

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All Forum Posts by Steven Hanlon

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references...
my wife is a teacher and i have tried to explain to her that her references are not universal and what seems an obvious answer to her can be misleading or completely incorrect. even with us app...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ultralight is hurting my son's grades
March 09, 1:28pm

Re: When did it all begin? Props to Ray as well . . .
"I'm going out this weekend with an FSO weight (From Skin Out: everything worn and carried including food and water) of just under 20 pounds. For the expected weather (mid to upper 20'...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How long have you been a lightweight backpacker?
March 09, 1:12pm

always?
i have always tried to reduce my pack weight. in Boy Scouts i would secretly put stuff in other kid's packs so i wouldn't have to carry it. on one trip, we had to backpack 20 miles and th...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How long have you been a lightweight backpacker?
March 09, 1:10pm

very bad thread
this is going to make me want another McHale pack. was on his site, man those new packs look sweet.

In GEAR » McHale dyed cuben packs.
March 09, 1:03pm

rain hat
my shell has a hood.

In GEAR » 1 oz hat?
March 09, 7:23am

warm or sun?
my BPL Headsweats ball cap is 1.80 ounces and dries super fast. the BPL screen printing actually uses antigravity ink, so it saves 0.2 ounces :) my Headsweats beanie is 1.35 ounces.

In GEAR » 1 oz hat?
March 09, 6:51am

money saved....
yes, money saved is more money for gas to get to the trailhead!

In GEAR » Marmot Reactor vs Patagonia R1
March 09, 6:47am

Nick...
i want to be Nick when i grow up - he has the look, the skills, the acumen, the insight, and the beard :)

In Philosophy & Technique » How you look when you go backpacking...
March 09, 6:43am

Old Navy FTW!
I found a very nice lightweight fleece at Old Navy for $9.99 on clearance. It weighs in at 14.40 ounces, exactly as much as the $90.00 Marmot Reactor. It has a draw cord at the bottom, a wind fla...

In GEAR » Marmot Reactor vs Patagonia R1
March 08, 6:58pm

long weekends are my friend
without long weekends the long drive locales wouldn't be possible. between backpacking and bicycle touring, i am planning on taking a 10 days vacation time, but i am lucky, i can earn comp tim...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How much vacation time do you use for backpacking trips?
March 08, 4:03pm

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