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John S. (jshann) - BPL Forum Member

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About Me Originally from Louisiana, I enjoyed camping in my Boy Scouting days and eventually became an Eagle Scout. Many years later (2002), I discovered backpacking after going on an REI multisport trip to Alaska. My first backpack was to Grand Canyon, and I was hooked!
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All Forum Posts by John S.

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Re: Bug Out Bag / Prepper Setup / Survival-based UL kit and philosophy
What they said, thru-hiker gear plus some more. 1. Golite jam 2. 3000 cubic inches 3 and 4. 1. Medical- long term kit 2. Shelter- car you can sleep in, tarp/bug netting 3. Fire- lighter, ...

In GEAR » Bug Out Bag / Prepper Setup / Survival-based UL kit and philosophy
October 05, 6:15am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Z30
The first generation (Golite ultra 20) had pertex endurance at foot and head ends.

In GEAR » Golite z30 quilt- Experience? Love it? Hate it?
October 04, 1:20pm

Re: Re: Lightest full featured tent?
The hexamid does not look like a shelter that can be pitched all sides to the ground. Maybe with options added?

In GEAR » Lightest full featured tent?
October 01, 8:27pm

Re: 5 hikers killed yesterday by landslide.
http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/30/us/colorado-hikers-rockslide/index.html The cause of the rockslide is not known, but Palmer said heavy rain this month in Colorado may have been a contributing factor.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » 5 hikers killed yesterday by landslide.
October 01, 8:59am

SATcase
How it Works: SATcase creator Jim Thomson says the Satcase is very user friendly. Simply insert your smartphone into the case, close the cover and click the latches closed. Install the SATcase app...

In GEAR » SATcase
September 30, 9:11pm

Re: What do you rehydrate in?
Cold beer.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » What do you rehydrate in?
September 30, 11:21am

Re: Science Fact: Running Does Not Suck.
I consider marathon running an extreme sport.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Why barefoot isn't best for most runners
September 30, 11:20am

Re: Yes, running sucks.
If you run for recreation/fitness for any length of time, you will get injuries (minor or more significant), no matter what footwear you use.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Why barefoot isn't best for most runners
September 30, 9:16am

Re: Best material for UL blanket? Anyone have any?
Instead of worrying about windproofness of a liner when used alone, skip doing that and just lay the 40f bag partly on top of you to adjust for comfort. That is one advantage of using a quilt in th...

In Make Your Own Gear » Best material for UL blanket? Anyone have any?
September 30, 9:13am

Re: Your favorite Warm Hat; Favorite Warm sun hat/system
Warm hat- brimmed hat Cold hat (low altitude, no snow)- brimmed hat plus buff for lower face/neck Cold hat (above treeline, snow)- fleece beanie, buff, visor, windshirt hood combo

In GEAR » Your favorite Warm Hat; Favorite Warm sun hat/system
September 30, 7:46am

All Reader Reviews by John S.

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GoLite Dawn
I have had this pack for several years and have taken it on multiple backpacks ranging from 2 days to 6 days. My pack weights have been over 15 pounds a few times with no problems. The materials and w...

In Backpacks - Frameless
May 09, 12:05pm