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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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water issues
she is concerned that there are bad nasty things in the water and only overnight treatment will fix it. i use chlorine dioxide and have never had an issue, she balked at even drinking from a well ...

In Philosophy & Technique » helping girlfriend reduce weight - personal fears
October 08, 12:51pm

helping girlfriend reduce weight - personal fears
last July a friend who would later become my girlfriend told me she wanted to become an avid backpacker. i offered to go on an easy out and back on the AT - the route would take us past several sh...

In Philosophy & Technique » helping girlfriend reduce weight - personal fears
October 08, 11:34am

AT in PA
there are some nice sections of the AT in PA, but mostly, yeah rocks rocks and more rocks :) i'm looking into the DWG area now. thanks.

In Philosophy & Technique » new life, where to backpack?
October 08, 9:20am

feeling it too...
in April i moved to Philadelphia after taking a job that paid much better and in September my divorce was finalized. i am in a relationship that can best be described as a rollercoaster - so many ...

In Philosophy & Technique » Is anyone else feeling stranded?
October 08, 8:06am

a recent trip
i took my girlfriend to Dolly Sods, WV back in August. it was an interesting trip. i had hoped to cover 10-12 miles each day. we covered about 4.5 miles the first day, with me carrying her pack ...

October 08, 7:39am

new life, where to backpack?
i have recently relocated from the Baltimore, MD area to Philadelphia. my favorite backpacking spot has been Dolly Sods, WV, but it is a 5+ hour drive now. too far for an extended overnighter. ...

In Philosophy & Technique » new life, where to backpack?
October 08, 7:09am

been there
i was out this past winter on a moonless night and found myself bored at 8pm. there was no way i was going to fall asleep before 10pm so i decided to take a walk in the dark. that took 3 hours. ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Backpacking in winter and being bored?
August 27, 10:11am

Re: Re: Dolly Sods this coming weekend
"I'll give you some slack on the weight of some items because, in my view, it's ok to take bombproof gear to a place where there are actual bombs. :D" best comment ever. i h...

In Gear Lists » Dolly Sods this coming weekend
July 27, 6:50am

doh, i forgot to list my sleeping pad. it has been corrected. the backpack is a guilty pleasure for sure. it scales well from weekend outing to long distance trek. i have thought about a Go-L...

In Gear Lists » Dolly Sods this coming weekend
July 26, 12:05pm

Re: Simplicity
"I feel out of control when packing with others who carry too many things." i worry that they have overstated their backpacking acumen and i'm in for a miserable trip. there is a ...

In Philosophy & Technique » More than being "light". The beauty of simplicity.
July 26, 9:54am

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