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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: Help keep my feet from turning into hamburger!
In my opinion, there was too much extra room in your shoe. Your training may not have been enough to bring out the friction after prolonged, multiday hiking. You could try the shoes again but with ...

In GEAR » Help keep my feet from turning into hamburger!
August 01, 9:00pm

Re: Favorite REPUROPSED Containers...
I'm using aquafina water bottles and a black film canister for my sunblock.

In GEAR » Favorite REPUROPSED Containers...
July 31, 9:27pm

Re: phenomenal wave photos
Where does it say the images have no software manipulation at all? They look altered, but I figure all photogs change a little something.

In On the Web » phenomenal wave photos
July 30, 1:57pm

Re: They are not the most durable
The best poles in that price are not the costco poles but the outdoor products poles with black diamond flicklock mechanisms found at Walmart for less than 30 bucks a pair.

In GEAR » Costco Trekking Poles
July 30, 7:47am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: How much water?
Temperature means everything. Anything near 80+ degrees and I plan for more water or cutting the miles down.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » How much water?
July 29, 9:45am

Re: Re: New ultralightweight sleeping bag from PHD
It's just a lightweight liner bag.

In GEAR » New ultralightweight sleeping bag from PHD
July 29, 9:34am

Re: baseball pants.
Not me, but some have even hiked in scrub pants.

In GEAR » baseball pants.
July 28, 5:12am

Re: How much water?
For that I would drink a liter in the morning and carry two liters if there is no water available. Everybody is different. Some would require 1 liter and others 3+ liters.

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » How much water?
July 27, 9:47am

Re: Re: 10 essentials
This recurrent debate over hiking essentials is exactly why I felt like writing about it back in 2007. It seemed everybodies numbered essentials list was different and listed 10 items or more. I de...

In GEAR » Leaving the rain jacket at home... thoughts
July 26, 9:41am

Re: Re: RE: I am BPL my hiking buddy is BPH
Back when I used a tarptent virga, my hiking buddies called it a "wind sock"..lol.

In Philosophy & Technique » I am BPL my hiking buddy is BPH
July 26, 9:07am

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