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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: Guadalupe Mountains National Park
With two cars Day 1: McKittrick TH to Mescalaro CG Day 2: Mescalaro CG to Dog Canyon (water) to Blue Ridge OR Bush Mountain CG Day 3: Out to Pine Springs TH

In Pre-Trip Planning » Guadalupe Mountains National Park
March 15, 2:17pm

Re: Costco microfiber no good
I'm headed for Nepal soon (dayhiking) and will try Ben's cotton hand towel, measuring about 15" x 26", 3.5 oz. May bring my backup Walmart towel too.

In GEAR » best pack towel?
March 15, 9:47am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Muskox Socks
But Dan I am having fun researching it ; ). The claim may be based in relative weights. "Eight times warmer than sheep wool by ...

In GEAR » Cold sleeper - what to do?
March 14, 11:42am

Re: Muskox Socks
The 8 times warmer claim may originate out of the University of Alaska at Fairbanks, or is being propagated by them ; ).

In GEAR » Cold sleeper - what to do?
March 14, 10:56am

Re: Re: Re: Muskox Socks
"The fine Qiviut fiber has good tensile strength, but does not hold up well under friction. This is why the Co-Op does not make socks, gloves or mittens."

In GEAR » Cold sleeper - what to do?
March 14, 8:04am

Re: EDC camera
According to my snooping around, you won't beat the deal on the Canon Powershot S110. Others might be Nikon Coolpix P340 Leica C Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

In Photography » EDC camera
March 13, 4:55pm

Re: Polycryo Elesticated Backpack cover :)
Looks good. In prolonged rain, the pack will still get wet from seeping in from the exposed portion.

In Make Your Own Gear » Polycryo Elesticated Backpack cover :)
March 12, 8:57am

Re: - Up to 30% off Big Agnes Tents
If retail is correct on their site, it is 25% off.

In Gear Deals » - Up to 30% off Big Agnes Tents
March 11, 4:13pm

Re: Re: Re: Uh oh...

In GEAR » REI Dividend and 20 % off sale ?
March 11, 10:45am

Re: re: Obnoxious MLD prices... (OT: the future of cuben fibre pricing)
Zpacks and HMG choose to limit their shelters to cuben only. They could easily start selling them in silnylon.

In GEAR » Obnoxious MLD prices...
March 08, 9:01pm

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