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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: Re: PLB Issues
Declaring failure of a PLB to save a life by it's messaging failures is not an accurate assessment.

In GEAR » Experiences with satellite phones?
September 08, 11:13am

Re: Fun at the Japanese store
omg on the panty marketing.

In GEAR » Fun at the Japanese store
September 08, 10:11am

Re: Thanks Luke, Great Insight!
I would not carry only Sawyer squeeze bottles but would throw in at least a one liter soda bottle in case they leak.

In Pre-Trip Planning » Colorado Trail Thru-Hike Summer 2014 - Input needed!
September 07, 5:52pm

Re: sax
I thought the sax color shade of blue was only 2013.

In GEAR » Anyone seen the Mont-bell "Sax" color, and other questions.
September 07, 5:35pm

Re: Re: Unusual tarp/bivy combo
About 1 pound for tarp. https://www.sierradesigns.com/p-565-asap-tarp.aspx

In GEAR » Unusual tarp/bivy combo
September 07, 10:53am

Re: Suggestions for mp3 player?Not Apple
Need a list of manufacturers that still make AAA players. Check frys.com and other sites for a selection. 1, Coby 2. RCA 3. Craig Electronics 4. Hamilton Electronics 5. NAXA 6. SLY Electron...

In GEAR » Suggestions for mp3 player?Not Apple
September 07, 5:30am

Re: So powdered beer is a real thing now?
Just add alcohol.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » So powdered beer is a real thing now?
September 04, 9:27pm

Re: Crotchless Pants
Elephantiasis is a terrible disease.

In Make Your Own Gear » Crotchless Pants
August 20, 4:41pm

Torngut Mountains National Park
After alot polar bear attacks, they may need to consider changing the name to Torngut Mountains National Park.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » polar bears
August 19, 9:50am

Re: "Who makes the best clothing for Desert use"
I did the opposite. Wear a shirt with a collar, and flip up the collar during sunny hours. This is worn with a Tilley LT5B.

In GEAR » Who makes the best clothing for Desert use
August 18, 4:15pm

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