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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
CityPhiladelphia
StatePA
My Website URLhttp://asciibaron.dyndns.org

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All Forum Posts by Steven Hanlon

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cheaper = better
thanks for the advice - i'll see what i can find. $100.00 is expensive for some water bottles :)

In GEAR » Marmot Reactor vs Patagonia R1
March 05, 10:22am

Mille Bornes
for about a year straight on every trip we played Mille Bornes. not very heavy and fun for 4 people. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mille_Bornes

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Games - Recomendations
March 05, 10:20am

read Dan White's book
read Dan White's book and then do the exact opposite. it boggles my mind what people think or don't think when they head out into a desert. "this water is heavy glug glug glug"

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Critical Skills for PCT?
March 05, 10:16am

@ Jim W
working for the state level park service, i think the fee isn't to fund the park, it's to make it unattractive to minimize the burden on the resource. those that really want to be there wi...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Forest Service to Drop Adventure Pass Fee
March 05, 10:13am

operating temps
the display is a liquid and therefore could freeze. turning it on while frozen could cause it to fail. keeping it warm in cold temps will help to keep the display from freezing. if the temps dro...

In GEAR » Kindle in cold weahter
March 05, 9:58am

Marmot Reactor vs Patagonia R1
i can't find an R1 locally and would like to know how it compares to the Marmot Reactor fleece jacket. they weigh about the same, it's difficult to tell since size is not stated for weigh ...

In GEAR » Marmot Reactor vs Patagonia R1
March 05, 9:51am

great thread
i'll dabble with a tarp from Wally World and see how it goes. i already have a bivy, just don't tell my wife! i enjoy being married, but i also like loading up a small subset of my stuf...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » tarp, bivy, ground cloth vs. UL tent weight/cost analysis
March 01, 6:59pm

I don't know
I have no idea if I like trapping, I don't have one.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » tarp, bivy, ground cloth vs. UL tent weight/cost analysis
March 01, 4:28pm

the sentence
been married 13 years as of a few days ago. she looked at me when i said it's been 13 years and said "that's all, dang" i think imma try my hand at stitching one of these up. ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » tarp, bivy, ground cloth vs. UL tent weight/cost analysis
March 01, 2:58pm

so...
so what you guys are saying is i shouldn't watch TV with my wife :)

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » tarp, bivy, ground cloth vs. UL tent weight/cost analysis
March 01, 12:40pm

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