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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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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

LNT approach seems like a failure to me. Their website and principles are not clear enough for people to understand easily what their conduct should be in the wilderness.

In Philosophy & Technique » LEAVE NO TRACE
September 05, 5:21pm

Re: Re: Rear rack choice
Last Friday I ordered a Axiom Journey Uni-Fit MK 2 to try out. It was mentioned by my bike manufacturer. I may try it out on an upcoming San Juan Hut bike trip. I do like your built in fender.

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » Rear rack choice
August 18, 7:52pm

Rear rack choice
I am trying to get ready for a bikepacking trip and am looking into rear racks compatible with disc breaks. 1. Which type of attachment is best in your opinion? (quick release skewer versus oth...

In Bikepacking & Bicycle Touring » Rear rack choice
August 15, 8:14am

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