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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: South Pass-Old Faithful.
The first thing that strikes me is, the daily mileage seems unrealistic. Maybe I'm jealous?...nah ; P Only taking non-waterproof matches for a firestarter seems a bad idea. I realize you hav...

In Gear Lists » South Pass-Old Faithful.
November 03, 9:59am

Re: Avoiding altitude sickness
Whether high-altitude illness occurs is determined by: 1. rate of ascent 2. altitude reached 3. altitude at which an affected person sleeps (referred to as the sleeping altitude) 4. individual ...

In Mountaineering & Alpinism » Altitude Sickness
November 03, 4:53am

Re: What magazines do you all subscribe to?
None, because I'm tired of paper in my house. I'd rather stay digital with my reading. I only get the work related journal(s).

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What magazines do you all subscribe to?
November 02, 2:18pm

Preparedness community view of ultralight?
Those paranoid guys at ETS are talking about ultralight backpackers ; P http://forums.equipped.org/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=110498

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Preparedness view of ultralight?
November 02, 8:33am

Re: How can I make my sleeping bag warmer for winter travel??
If you are backpacking for more than one night out...I'd probably not try that. Be ready for potentially being uncomfortable on your entire trip if you chose this route. Sharing a tent can s...

In Make Your Own Gear » How can I make my sleeping bag warmer for winter travel??
November 01, 7:39am

Re: Re: Public-Sleeping Bag Loft Measurement Procedure
Why, the only loft that really counts if loft over the body in several areas like chest, legs, and footbox. Simply knowing the bottom has down or not is enough for me. The bottom loft means nothin...

In GEAR » Public-Sleeping Bag Loft Measurement Procedure
October 31, 5:10pm

Re: Re: Shameless! New website?
http://backpacking.weebly.com/

In On the Web » Shameless!
October 31, 11:08am

Re: Patagonia/MARS sale
www.diamondbacktactical.com

In Gear Deals » Patagonia/MARS sale
October 31, 9:22am

Re: Winter PCT
Bet Skurka wouldn't even attempt that one.

In Winter Hiking » Winter PCT
October 31, 7:40am

Re: Multiple Windbarrier approach for extreme winter cold and wind
A group of us summited Wheeler Peak (not technical) in February with wind gusts over 50 mph and wind chills probably in the teens. On my torso I wore... Silkweight powerdry baselayer Cloudveil ...

In Gear Lists » Ultralight Winter Gear
October 31, 7:34am

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