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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
StateTexas
CountryU.S.A.
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All Forum Posts by John S.

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Re: Re: "I did not know how to stay warm when it was cold"
At first glance, the below statement sounds WAAAAAAYYY off. Mind sharing the source? Mark wrote, "At 0F, you 1/2 the average persons base metabolism is used warming air."

In Philosophy & Technique » "I did not know how to stay warm when it was cold"
January 13, 5:46am

Re: 14ers
Jeremy's trip sounds cool, the "Colorado 100".

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Skurka looking for expedition ideas
January 11, 11:00am

Re: Anyone know of a hoodless sub-14 oz, 40 degree sleeping bag with full zipper?
There is no such thing.

In GEAR » Anyone know of a hoodless sub-14 oz, 40 degree sleeping bag with full zipper?
January 10, 6:15pm

Re: cotton kills!
Right Brittany. If you aren't stinkin' after a couple of days, you aren't doing something right ; ) While cotton might be okay on a hot day in the desert, the desert night can turn r...

In GEAR » Moisture absorption in textiles
January 09, 1:51pm

Re: silkweight capilene fine for desert
I would imagine capilene (probably merino wool too) has a pretty low UPF sun protection and when it's wet even worse sun protection. Post any info to the contrary. Buck Melanoma http://ww...

In GEAR » Baselayers in the desert
January 08, 9:14pm

Re: Speaking of Killers...
Ben, I don't remember the killer in that California case ever being caught.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » FYI missing hiker in GA
January 08, 6:34pm

Re: Vertigo
http://www.emedicine.com/neuro/TOPIC411.HTM Causes of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo: * One of the most common causes of BPPV is head trauma. Although the true mechanisms are not ex...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Vertigo
January 08, 6:15pm

Re: Re: FYI missing hiker in GA
Hilton will likely go with an insanity defense since he has a history of mental illness. I don't think it will work in this case. At any rate, he will spend the rest of his pathetic life in pri...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » FYI missing hiker in GA
January 07, 7:42pm

R.I.P. Meredith Emerson
http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/gwinnett/stories/2008/01/07/missing_0108_web2.html?cxntlid=homepage_tab_newstab Body of missing Buford hiker found....R.I.P. Meredith Emerson

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » FYI missing hiker in GA
January 07, 7:36pm

Re: Re: The Annual Should I Re-up My Membership Thread
Brian, name one subscription magazine doing what you way? None. A magazine isn't the same as a newspaper.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Continue with BPL Membership?
January 07, 11:07am

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