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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
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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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

blending in
i have to blend in completely with my environment. my trail name is Randall. this post might be too obscure.

In Philosophy & Technique » How you look when you go backpacking...
March 08, 10:44am

bear minimum
i am going out next weekend to retrace my steps from 2 weekends ago but this time with absolutely the bear minimum of gear i think i need. i won't have the final gearlist until the night befor...

In Philosophy & Technique » Light weight v. simplicity/convenience?
March 07, 12:42pm

water water everywhere
early May will be very soggy in the sods. i can think of three places that will be very swampy and if it rained within 24 hours of the hike, there will be four or five places that the trail is a s...

In Photo Gallery » Dollys Sods fall panoramic
March 07, 7:08am

Re: Dolly Sods
Kevin - a weekend trip that hits both extremes of Dolly Sods might look something like this: Friday Night: park along FR 75 at boardwalk near Red Creek Camp Campground, hike in 1/4 mile to pi...

In Photo Gallery » Dollys Sods fall panoramic
March 06, 12:45pm

Re: Re: Heavy Gear List
"and strapped a 18 of budlight to the bottom ;)" whisky is lighter :)

In Gear Lists » Heavy Gear List
March 06, 9:01am

simple is best...
my base weight in shoulder season is around 16 pounds and drops to 12-13 pounds when the overnight temps are above 50F and in the winter it gets up to 20+ pounds. i consider myself a lightweight ba...

In Philosophy & Technique » Light weight v. simplicity/convenience?
March 06, 5:54am

know your history
there is a reason the Forest Service is under the Dept. of Ag and not the Dept of the Interior like the NPS. they have completely different roles and they have, at times, conflicting ideas on what...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Forest Service to Drop Adventure Pass Fee
March 05, 7:30pm

how much do they weigh?
two pullovers and a lined jacket which might be pretty heavy. i'm not a fan of pullovers, i'll keep digging. there is an Eddie bauer jacket that is 100w and $40.00 plus shipping ;) m...

In GEAR » Marmot Reactor vs Patagonia R1
March 05, 6:10pm

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