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John Roan (JRoan) - BPL Lifetime Member

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About Me Up high, with the ancient bristlecones, or deep in a slot canyon.
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Re: WTB: 10-15 degree down bag
I have a Nunatak BCB that I've used down into the low 20's and kept was custom made for two people. They make very nice stuff, but it's a bit pricy. I recently purchased a...

In Gear Swap » WTB: 10-15 degree down bag
November 02, 8:48am

Re: cuben
I hope this doesn't come off as condescending...we all know that ultralight gear is not as rugged as its heavier counterparts. For a UL cuben shelter, site selection is very important to protec...

In GEAR » Cuben fiber
October 29, 10:42am

Re: Weight carried vs, uh, weight carried.
I can tell you my experience from two trips I took this year... The first in April, PCT section A, was about 112 miles. I trained quite a bit for this hike for about two months prior and felt gr...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Weight carried vs, uh, weight carried.
October 28, 9:24pm

Re: Re: If you could only have one tent/shelter what would it be?
I've owned a few ultralight shelters... My Six Moon Designs Refuge-X is a cool idea, and only weighs 1 pound, but had many inherent design flaws. Gossamer Gears Spinn Twinn is nice, altho...

In GEAR » If you could only have one tent/shelter what would it be?
October 25, 6:20pm

Re: How I pack my pack

In GEAR » How do you load your pack?
October 25, 6:08pm

Re: Zpacks
This supports the idea that a well designed shelter will work with .51 oz cuben. The zpacks Hexamid design does not require a drum tight pitch like catenary cut tarps and other shelters do. This pu...

In GEAR » Cuben fiber
October 20, 9:46pm

Anyone using a Canon S90 or S95?
These look like very high quality for their small size. Basically the same with the updated S95 adding 720p HD video and some other minor details. I'm thinking the trade-off is better image...

In GEAR » What's your favorite backcountry camera?
October 20, 8:27pm

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V
So many options... This Sony gets very god reviews (thanks for the tip Bob) 4.1 x 2.3 x 1.1 inches 7.1 ounces 10 megapixels (lower than many, but still rated very high for image quality) 3-i...

In GEAR » What's your favorite backcountry camera?
October 20, 3:40pm

I'm leaning towards the PowerShot SX200 IS
Staying with a small camera is very important to me so it will be easily accessible, but I am wanting to upgrade my image quality. That said, I am willing to go with a larger compact camera, but no...

In GEAR » What's your favorite backcountry camera?
October 20, 1:33pm

camera - quality vs convenience
Great responses! One thing I neglected to mention is that I know myself well enough...I won't wear a dslr around my neck, and I will miss many photo ops if my camera isn't in my shirt or p...

In GEAR » What's your favorite backcountry camera?
October 19, 10:09pm

All Reader Reviews by John Roan

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Trail Designs Caldera Stove
My rating is actually 4.5 out of 5 (not an option in the drop down box). I...

In Stoves - Alcohol
November 19, 5:35pm

Trail Designs Ti-Tri Inferno
The guys at Trail Designs have built a reputation for themselves by providing innovative products and excellent customer service. Their Caldera Cone system was a revolution in UL wind screen/pot holde...

In Stoves - Other
August 21, 5:35pm