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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!
CityDallas
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All Forum Posts by John S.

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Re: It's about human performance not lightweigt packing.
I see two things being discussed. The website is about weight reduction, but y'all are discussing simple living (simplicity). Personally, lightweight backpacking is about simplicity to me, n...

In Editor's Roundtable » Website Review: UltralightLiving.com
March 05, 10:57am

Re: Raingear as Vapor Barrier
Al, insensible perspiration is not shut down by a VBL. The medical literature does not support that myth IMO. Jack Stephenson had to make up some good junk to combat the onslaught of gore-tex in...

In Winter Hiking » Raingear as Vapor Barrier
March 05, 7:14am

Re: RE: Injini Tetratsok Socks
Is everybody using the Merino injinji's? I am trying the coolmax version.

In GEAR » Injini Tetratsok Socks
March 04, 5:53pm

Re: a Tasar Gun for Black Bear Protection?
Animal taser you asked for...when the bear does get up he will tear you to shreds... http://youtube.com/watch?v=trg3GkHXsYY

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » a Tasar Gun for Black Bear Protection?
March 03, 10:13am

Re: Re: Jury rigged pfds
nm

In Photo Gallery » Packrafting - Wind Rivers - 4/15/07
March 03, 8:54am

Re: Re: 40% off Golite Shelters
yes

In Gear Deals » 40% off Golite Shelters
March 01, 8:37pm

Re: Re: Re: Condensation inside bivy bags
I have only rarely had condensation with my equinox bivy in the humid south. Only footbox condensation is what I get.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Condensation inside bivy bags
February 29, 9:01pm

Re: re: fit of down jacket
I would not chose a baggy down jacket for myself. Most people going light are going to have, at most, two very thin layers to go under the jacket.

In GEAR » Long underwear?
February 29, 4:29pm

Re: Re: Re: Firesteel Mini Toothbrush Handle
Don't cow dung have whitening abilities?....jk

In Multiple Use Gear » Firesteel Mini Toothbrush Handle
February 29, 10:59am

Re: Snowshoes: Atlas 925 v. RedFeather
YEP, just realize on fluffy snow you may sink a bit easier. On some snow it doesn't matter what you wear you still sink to your knees. It's all relative huh.

In GEAR » Snowshoes: Atlas 925 v. RedFeather
February 29, 10:54am

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