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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: Layering Sleeping Bags
If Montbell says don't use another sleeping bag inside their bags, it makes me wonder about even a down jacket. I've heard others say it won't compress the down, but I'm suspicious.

In GEAR » Layering Sleeping Bags?
November 13, 3:18pm

Re: BASE Jumping
Dwain Weston, one of the early users of the wing suit. Last jump More of a tribute

In Chaff » BASE Jumping
November 13, 6:16am

Re: spot personal tracker
The talk certainly dropped off to nothing some time after the SPOT was announced. Maybe that is due to the early review on Let us know what you think of it.

In GEAR » spot personal tracker
November 13, 5:03am

Re: Re: Re: MLD
One could argue that as the reason. Others could argue that it's competing with golites upcoming new shelters that look similar. Still others would say those shapes have been around for some ti...

In GEAR » MLD mids up on the web
November 12, 7:16am

Re: How do You Train?
I do nothing more than my usual routine of light weight training and bike riding. Maybe that's why I'm always sporting a "backpacker shuffle" after a 12 mile day...

In Philosophy & Technique » How do You Train?
November 09, 7:00am

Re: Standard Definition of a "Person"
I'd share a 1.5 with hilary swank any day of the week...and weekends too (opening myself up to more hazing me thinks)

In GEAR » New Six Moon Designs "Refuge"
November 08, 7:39pm

Re: Shameless Anonymous Site
My burning ears led me straight here...I might even be that anonymous poster who is trying to sell you some shoes on this forum...hmmm Ben hazes, "Or did John Shannon shamelessly plug hi...

In On the Web » Shameless!
November 08, 7:37pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: trail bars
:D...ya know, the regular size baby ruth bar isn't easy to find even here. Most stores have the smaller "bite size". Krogers is the only place right now where I have seen individual f...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » trail bars
November 08, 7:30pm

Re: Tent Folding - Storage at Home
The golite hut 1 will hardly fit in its "stuff" sack if you stuff it, but it will fit much easier if you fold it...

In GEAR » Tent Folding
November 08, 7:25pm

Re: Re: trail bars
Baby Ruths rule as well...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » trail bars
November 08, 11:29am

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