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Steven Hanlon (asciibaron) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Mid Atlantic
About Me father of two great boys, electronic musician, and avid cyclist. i also backpack. ;)
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All Forum Posts by Steven Hanlon

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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

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

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

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