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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: durable bushwacking windshirt
Use an old rain jacket. Lighten the weight by cutting off the hood.

In GEAR » durable bushwacking windshirt
October 06, 3:26am

Re: Re: Beyond Our Boundaries: Episode 16
The website is on episode 20 and BPL is 4 episodes behind.

In Editor's Roundtable » Beyond Our Boundaries: Episode 16
October 01, 4:18pm

Virgin Narrows death
SALT LAKE CITY – A 34-year-old Southern California man was found dead over the weekend in Zion National Park after rising floodwaters trapped him in a narrow canyon that is home to one of the pa...

In Philosophy & Technique » Virgin Narrows death
October 01, 7:39am

Re: Re: Re: Re: bikepacking without panniers
Dale, check out the Arkel panniers.

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » bikepacking without panniers
September 15, 6:54pm


September 14, 7:03pm

Re: fs: montbell ex light down
Possibly a medium. That is the size I have at 5' 11" and 160 lbs.

In Gear Swap » fs: montbell ex light down
September 13, 10:05am

Re: Why walking helps us think.
But that aritcle pic looks like Bigfoot.

In On the Web » Why walking helps us think.
September 12, 5:52pm

Re: Roman Dial Jr. Missing
Roman Sr. fears foul play.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Missing Kayaker/Hiker
September 11, 8:19pm

Re: carbon fiber lightning
"Select tent sites that may reduce your chances of being struck or affected by ground current. If you are in a tent in “safer terrain” and you hear thunder, you at least need to be in the ...

In GEAR » carbon fiber lightning
September 07, 3:53pm

Re: carbon fiber lightning
"Individuals should discard metal objects such as ski poles or mountaineering axes to avoid contact burns." "Tent poles conduct ground current and may generate upward leaders."

In GEAR » carbon fiber lightning
September 07, 8:07am

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