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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: gearlist
I'm beginning to think you won't see a gearlist. Why use the 5 letters ULTRA (as in ultralight) anywhere in a report mentioning a Denali summit when we all know that nobody can do that with...

In Editor's Roundtable » Doing Denali Light
July 21, 6:11am

Re: Volunteer needed / You're little more than a complex impedance...
Sign me up!! Ben Franklin "Next class, we'll be modeling lightning strikes to tents as fast transients using the SEPTRE analysis program. We'll need a volunteer to fly a balloon ...

In GEAR » Carbon Fiber Poles in Thunderstorms
July 20, 11:14am

Re: Carbon Fiber Poles in Thunderstorms
http://www.lightningsafety.noaa.gov/outdoors.htm http://www.nols.edu/resources/research/pdfs/lightningsafetyguideline.pdf

In GEAR » Carbon Fiber Poles in Thunderstorms
July 20, 8:11am

Re: One Shot
It amazes me that regular length sleeping bags are usually fitted for a 6 footer, yet most shelters do not take into account the needed extra room for a pillow and sleeping bag insulation so you ar...

In GEAR » BD One Shot
July 20, 8:00am

Check out thegearlessmachine.com for frogg toggs (rainsuits, hats, umbrella, poncho, stuff sacks made from same material as rainsuit), dri ducks, drop stoppers...pretty cool. A poncho shelter made ...

In GEAR » thegearlessmachine.com
July 19, 6:20pm

Re: PCT Food Hanging Method & Spectra 725
I hated the pct method too due to difficulty with the clove hitch...went back to old method of tieing cord off to nearby tree knob.

In Philosophy & Technique » PCT Food Hanging Method & Spectra 725
July 19, 7:12am

Re: Can't you remove these adds?
kinda bizarre how those remain there for days if not weeks

In GEAR » DriDucks Weight and Fit
July 18, 8:49pm

Re: Best and Essential Gear for Canyoneering Zion?
1. Search forums for zion talk...theres been some 2. For shoes, I'd be considering teva x1 racer..some rent from nearby outdoor stores outside zion 3. For waterproofing pack, I'd line min...

In GEAR » Best and Essential Gear for Canyoneering Zion?
July 18, 8:37pm

Re: What's on your (UL) wish list?
My birthday is 7/27, so email me for my address to ship that western mountaineering highlite you buy me... kidding

In GEAR » What's on your (UL) wish list?
July 18, 3:54pm

Re: Dealing with rapid altitude change?
Any other tips...hmmm...you could try this before and on day 1, John's Ten Essentials to acute mountain sickness prevention: 1. several days before trip: stop drinking caffeine and alcoho...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Dealing with rapid altitude change?
July 18, 3:34pm

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