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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: Purogene: Possible Aqua Mira Replacement?
Don't forget that Potable Aqua now makes chlorine dioxide in tablet form, probably a little cheaper than Katadyn Micropur.

In GEAR » Purogene: Possible Aqua Mira Replacement?
January 01, 6:29am

Re: Personality profile of a light weight backpacker?
Gender: Male Age: Early 40's Personal Status: Single Race/Ethnicity: Caucasian, irish/cajun hybrid Occupation: Physician Location: North Texas, originally from Louisiana Pre-O...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » What is the personality profile of a light weight backpacker?
December 31, 10:22am

Re: Re: Re: Golite Venture 20 Bag
Not exactly light though at 34 ounces for a 20 degree bag.

In Gear Deals » Golite Venture 20 Bag
December 27, 8:02am

Re: Re: Re: Weight
Apparently I tore up stuff when I was young. My older brother would tell me I had the capacity to tear up an anvil ; P

In GEAR » A warning on REI Carbon Poles
December 24, 7:14am

Re: Bivy Bug Protection
I use a bivy (Equinox) in hoodless mode with an OR spring ring headnet. The noseeum is sorta stiff so it will stay away from my face okay when I pull the fabric upwards. I sleep on my back and side...

In GEAR » Bivy Bug Protection
December 23, 4:21am

Re: Golite ultra 20
Wonder if the ultra was orginally named the Venture, since Skurkas website mentions a venture quilt at the same weight.

In GEAR » 2008 Golite Sleeping Bags
December 22, 1:47pm

Re: A warning on REI Carbon Poles
The joint area is always the weakest part of any poles, IMO. I doubt it was the cold specifically, but would guess previous micro damage/wear to the joint area and then catastrophic failure when he...

In GEAR » A warning on REI Carbon Poles
December 22, 3:42am

Re: Utopia
The Utopia 1 (2 lbs) is similar to my Eureka Zeus 1 Exo (2.5 lbs with the floor and front door cut out), only better. But, there may very well be ice crystals floating in the air when you wake up i...

In GEAR » 2008 Golite Shelters @
December 21, 3:24pm

Re: Sportslick
Yep, I'd try sport slick before my silly suggestion of antiperspirant on the cheekages ; ).

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Overcoming Chafe for LONG hikes????
December 21, 3:15pm

Re: Why start with partial dressing:
Jason, regular wool or merino wool on the hat?

In Philosophy & Technique » Swim Crossing techniques/clothing
December 21, 2:09pm

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