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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: Is a Garmin Foretrex going to do the job?
Display position- It will display your coordinates and you must transfer them to a map to find out where you are. Do point-to-point navigation- Probably can if you have a route or track preloade...

In GEAR » Is a Garmin Foretrex going to do the job?
May 28, 8:18pm

Re: Re: Re: move
Many people will not realize they are slipping into hypothermia until it is too late and others notice the "umbles", if others are around to save them.

In GEAR » Wind jacket plus fleece with no rain jacket?
May 28, 2:45am

Re: More specs
http://www.equipoutdoors.co.nz/contents/en-us/p2545_Luxe_Ultralight_Tyvek_Mesh_Shelter_210_x_120_cm.html

In Gear Deals » Backpackinglight Member Offer: Ultralight Tyvek Mesh Shelter 210 x 120 cm (FREE shipping)
May 24, 8:56pm

Re: what does this have to do with "Gear"?
eat mor chikin

In Chaff » Hobby Lobby has good selection of 550 cord
May 21, 8:21am

Re: Hobby Lobby has good selection of 550 cord
I love Hobby Lobby and Walmart.

In Chaff » Hobby Lobby has good selection of 550 cord
May 20, 7:33pm

Re: What's your Summer Sleep System?
I use the same as for 3 season but may go to sleep inside my bivy only with clothes on and bag lying on top of me. As my body temp goes down and I get chilled I slip into my bag.

In GEAR » What's your Summer Sleep System?
May 20, 3:37pm

Re: My Experience with Dri Ducks
The crouch rip is a classic hallmark of driducks..lmao. It happened to me back in 2005-ish with these.

In GEAR » My Experience with Dri Ducks
May 19, 3:49pm

Re: 11.3oz
What are the packed dimensions of this Fastpacker model?

In Gear Deals » Lightweight Affordable Tarps
May 02, 12:39pm

Re: Re: Re: Any good, light weight/thin, breathable & actually "wicking" nylon shirts out there?
For a shirt to wick it must be skin tight or body hugging.

In GEAR » Any good, light weight/thin, breathable & actually "wicking" nylon shirts out there?
May 02, 10:01am

Re: Any good, light weight/thin, breathable & actually "wicking" nylon shirts out there?
The term wicking is a marketing gimmick to me.

In GEAR » Any good, light weight/thin, breathable & actually "wicking" nylon shirts out there?
May 02, 3:38am

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