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John Vance (Servingko) - BPL Forum Member

My Locale Intermountain West
About Me Thru hiked the PCT in 1983 and half of the CDT in 84. Backpacking since 1973 when I did my first 50 miler as a scout. Total gear nut and have dropped from a base weight of 35lbs to 10 - 12lbs and love spending time in the mountains even more. I typically get out for 2 week long trips and several weekend trips each year.
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All Forum Posts by John Vance

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Re: Re: Mines good, for the most part
I received two a couple of months ago and no problems - everything looked good.

In Editor's Roundtable » BRS-3000T stove Spotlite Review
June 05, 8:01am

Re: malto source
I would be interested as well.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » potential maltodextrin source
June 03, 10:59am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Exped Downmat Winterlite Review and Xtherm Comparo
I moved from both exped ul syn and downmat in the rectangular reg versions to just the xtherm large taper as my only pad. I find it marginally more comfortable and much warmer than the syn mat and...

In GEAR » Exped Downmat Winterlite Review and Xtherm Comparo
June 03, 8:53am

Re: Re: PCT Blog
Thanks for the heads up on your blog. I hiked it in 1983 and have read a number of current blogs/diaries for the PCT, CDT, and AT and it seems like a much different experience now - a more group o...

In On the Web » PCT Blog
June 01, 9:26am

Re: thanks
Thank you Jesse for allowing me to "ride your poncho tail" so to speak. Sold pending funds to Jack.

In Gear Swap » GoLite Poncho Tarp $115 Shipped
May 29, 9:49pm

Re: Re: Re: Yes $60 new
Jack, it is yours. I will PM you.

In Gear Swap » GoLite Poncho Tarp $115 Shipped
May 29, 6:42pm

Re: Re: Yes $60 new
While I am a total free market guy, my word and offer is worth and than a couple of bucks, besides, I like good karma. I will pm you with the pertinent info. Edited For clarity, I will pm David...

In Gear Swap » GoLite Poncho Tarp $115 Shipped
May 29, 6:37pm

Re: interested for $60 plus shipping?
I have one that is brand new in the bag with tags. Green and $60 plus shipping. Let me know if you are interested.

In Gear Swap » GoLite Poncho Tarp $115 Shipped
May 29, 4:48pm

Re: The basic 4 if $$ were not a concern
My favorites: Bag/Quilts Western Mountaineering, Feathered Friends, Katabatic, EE Pads Neoair xlite or xtherm or Exped Syn UL or Down UL Packs Katabatic, ULA, MLD, SMD Tent/Shelter ...

In GEAR » The basic 4 if $$ were not a concern
May 28, 10:23am

Re: + a lot on the Winds
I too have been all over the globe an the Winds are second to none, although Patagonia is pretty sweet as well but isn't an option based on your criteria. ;-) There are a number of loops and...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Help!! Permits Denied!!
May 28, 8:57am

All Reader Reviews by John Vance

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Katabatic Chisos
This is from previous posts but I thought I would include it here as well. I received my Chisos with 2oz overfill and just wanted to update those waiting to hear a little more about my initial imp...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
June 06, 11:48am

Katabatic Gear Sawatch
I know I only have spent 4 nights using my Katabatic Sawatch, I wanted to get a review out for those interested that I have posted elsewhere on this site but not in the review area. I can say thi...

In Sleeping Bags - Quilts & Top Bags
June 10, 10:18am

Six Moon Designs Swift10
Now that I have some miles on my 2010 Swift I thought I would prepare a more thorough review. I have been using a 2006 SMD Starlight for the past few years and really love it coming from a brief stin...

In Backpacks - Frameless
June 10, 10:09am

Kookabay Custom Down Air Mattress (DAM)
I recently my pad from Bender yesterday and have to say I am impressed. The seams and sealing is very consistent, straight, and even. My custom pad used the standard 70d fabric and is 24" wide, 6...

In Sleeping Pads - Inflatable
April 22, 11:08am