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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: Single Inline Loop
A person could even use two lengths of rope for each pole so you don't have to tie a knot. Both lengths get a pre-tied bowline on end and tautline hitch on the other. To set up, 1. girth h...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Avoiding clove hitches for tarps in the field
March 09, 5:26am

Re: Shower attachment option?
All you need is... 1. Collapsible water container- you platypus big zip is fine 2. Drink tube kit- with hyperflow bite valve The big zip comes with holes to add string. Other platypus containe...

In GEAR » Shower attachment option?
March 08, 11:27am

Brunton Lite-Tech™ 8x22 Waterproof Monocular
8x22, 1.3"x3.3", 2 oz., 10ft close focus, 2.4mm exit pupil, 12mm eye relief, 181ft fov, bak4 prism, multicoated lens, waterproof/fogproof, nitrogen filled

In GEAR » Brunton Lite-Tech™ 8x22 Waterproof Monocular
March 07, 8:45pm

Re: Re: Re: Pocket Slipper Camp Shoes
Roleigh, yes according to the website and Greg's weights listed.

In GEAR » Pocket Slipper Camp Shoes
March 07, 10:23am

Re: Stix length question
Rod, probably 120 to 125 cm

In GEAR » New BPL carbon Stix
March 07, 10:19am

Re: new product ??
It's still hexamine with a different name. It's not on the mpioutdoors site, but that premium member price is right. The shipping from bpl may make it less attractive than getting it elsewh...

In GEAR » Solid fuel users
March 07, 9:17am

Re: Re: Re: ultralight water-trekking shoes (under 6.42 oz apiece)
Roleigh, the specific airwalk doesn't seem to be on the payless site any longer. I think Ben2World may have bought a pair. The family dollar types weighed about 5 oz apiece in size 11, but they...

In GEAR » Pocket Slipper Camp Shoes
March 07, 9:13am

Re: ultralight water-trekking shoes (under 6.42 oz apiece)
The airwalks have a similar does family dollar store, which are a bit lighter.

In GEAR » Pocket Slipper Camp Shoes
March 06, 10:28pm

Re: Call me skeptical about the Stix but...
Why hold BPL to such explanations when you don't do the same for Leki, BD, Komperdell, etc.?

In GEAR » New BPL carbon Stix
March 05, 8:24pm

Re: Re: Primaloft improves - press release
Hey Mike, I even expected a personal phone call about this insignificant news. Why didn't I get it? ; )

In GEAR » Primaloft improves - press release
March 05, 2:12pm

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