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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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It wont' weigh 5 oz by the pack size alone. And it probably ins't very breathable. Post opinion after using it.

In GEAR » William Joseph Ultralight Rain Jacket
August 23, 6:36pm

Re: Is "Learnt" an English Word?
I'll be darnt if I didn't just learnt me some new english.

In Chaff » Should BPL go metric?
August 22, 6:06pm

Re: Re:If you're metric, use metric
Hey Tony, is "learnt" an English word? Miriam Webster

In Chaff » Should BPL go metric?
August 22, 1:49pm

Re: Update poncho tarp list
Frogg Toggs has a poncho now, but I don't think it is made to be set up as a shelter, not that a person can't change that.

In GEAR » Poncho Tarps List
August 22, 11:58am

Re: Pad Suggestions
Do you think there are weight limits for the lighter 1.0 inch thick inflatables such as the Montbell, POE, and BMW torsolite?

In GEAR » Pad Suggestions
August 21, 7:16am

The adventure racers or trail runners may be the only ones that have used it much. I'd do a search for an adventure racers forum. Also, email Michael Johnson at argear.com for his thoughts. ...

In GEAR » Nathan HPL #759
August 20, 11:37am

Re: Durability / DriDucks versus O2 Rainshield?
In order of decreasing durability... Frogg toggs > O2 Rainshield > DriDucks/Dropstoppers

In GEAR » Durability/ DriDucks versus O2 Rainshield?
August 17, 3:37pm

Re: Mosquitos???
I don't think it claims to be mosquito proof.

In GEAR » RailRiders Eco-Mesh shirt...
August 17, 10:06am

Re: What career allows for time to hike? Help!
Yeah, I envy those 7 on 7 off pharmacists. Some medical technology jobs are that way too. Teachers get the whole summer off. I've heard of some jobs where the person has a deadline only for a t...

In Chaff » What career allows for time to hike? Help!
August 16, 11:12am

Re: Re: Trekking Poles - John
That makes some sense..forgive my misinterpretation..; )

In GEAR » What is everyone using for Trekking Poles?
August 16, 9:47am

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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