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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: Some winter hammocking know-how
Rick, cool idea on the near-vapor barrier tyvek coveralls.

In Philosophy & Technique » advice for winter hammocking
March 28, 6:53pm

Re: Re: Salesmanship on display
Chad, that is not true at all about Western Mountaineering shoulder girths in their bags...

In GEAR » lightweight sleeping bags for tall people
March 28, 3:33pm

Re: Anyone tried the closed cell foam from Ed Speer?
Hammock packers are more likely to have used the Speers products. You might also post on a hammock forum like at

In GEAR » Anyone tried the closed cell foam from Ed Speer?
March 27, 9:06pm

Re: Why do you do it?
Alls I carry is a 4 oz Pentax Optio WPi. You must be talking about them real photogs... latest pics are Arizona/Utah at

In Photography » Why do you do it?
March 27, 9:01pm

Re: Re: houdini wetting out?
Detergents can strip any DWR on any jacket.

In GEAR » Windshirt Philosophy
March 27, 5:13am

Re: The Sierra Club sells out
Going green is a new movement that everyone will cash in on including the Sierra Club. Some aspects of it are good of course, but alot is simply about money. It's "pc" to be green...

In Philosophy & Technique » The Sierra Club sells out
March 26, 2:29pm

Re: Ultralight Climbing
Apparently that moron is also into tearing up national landmarks.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ultralight Climbing
March 26, 1:12pm

Re: Foam Shoes
I think I am going to make some CCF booties with foam sides to wear in cold temps. This past week I slept in 20 degree temps with only a GG nightlight torso and my feets got cold. A decent remedy w...

In GEAR » Pocket Slipper Camp Shoes
March 25, 10:07pm

Re: Ultralight Climbing
Gutsy, but won't surprise me if he dies early.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Ultralight Climbing
March 25, 3:08pm

Re: re: 1st Aid Kit
Jack, what do you use to write on the baking parchment?

In Gear Lists » First Aid/Repair/Survival Kit List
March 25, 2:39pm

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