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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: Re: Attitude
Enough of the anti-american rhetoric. Get over this thread and move on with your life ; )

In Chaff » Should BPL go metric?
January 31, 7:36pm

Re: Database for Gear
There was an excel competition here a couple years ago with free downloads of several gearlist databases. Do a search for it.

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Database for Gear
January 31, 12:38pm

Re: recommendations
I'd say the lightest are kids sleds. I used the Paris Glad-A-Boggan at 2.5 pounds. Of course the weight goes up with the straps and poles needed to complete the setup.

In Editor's Roundtable » Take the Load Off: Using Pulks to Travel Over Snow
January 30, 7:27am

Re: Emergency Bivuoc
I gather you expected trees at the established primitive site to tie off your tarp with the triptease and then stake it to the ground? I would have looked for another site for camp nearby first...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Emergency Bivuoc
January 30, 7:24am

Re: A-pulking I will go. . .
I made one, but the dragging noise on snow (loud on packed snow) was very annoying. If I try it again, I'd get a Jet Sled Jr. and see how that performs.

In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Feb Superior Hiking Trail
January 29, 2:51pm

Re: Re: REI eVent Raingear
and now we can have event raingear on our trips and return them after the trip....awesome!!!!!!!! kidding sorta

In GEAR » Montane Superfly Event
January 29, 2:44pm

Re: REI eVent Raingear
It'll be significantly heavier than other event gear from integral designs and such...I bet.

In GEAR » Montane Superfly Event
January 29, 11:35am

Re: Before and After Ultralight
What's up with all the pics of peoples shoes?

In Photography » Before and After Ultralight
January 21, 9:01pm

Re: Re: Jardine finds a weak point in corn pasta!!
Is Jardine a fruit or a nut?

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Jardine finds a weak point in corn pasta!!
January 21, 9:00pm

Re: What you should know about wounds.
Thanks for the info Patrick!

In GEAR » Any med people that carry lightweight med kits?
January 20, 3:52pm

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