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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: Best WP small digital camera?
http://canoekayak.com/gear/accessories/waterproofdigitalcameras/

In GEAR » Best WP small digital camera?
June 25, 7:43am

Re: mocassins?
Search "walking moccasin" in yahoo and see what you get. I see several.

In GEAR » mocassins?
June 24, 6:45am

Into the Wild (the movie)
Based on a true story and the bestselling book by Jon Krakauer. Christopher McCandless abandoned his possessions, gave his $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhiked to Alaska to live in the...

In Chaff » Into the Wild (the movie)
June 24, 12:55am

Re: Colin Fletcher...1922-2007
Actually, almost two weeks ago. http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/xdpy/forum_thread/8194/index.html

In Chaff » Colin Fletcher...1922-2007
June 24, 12:52am

Re: Best one pound sleeping bag?
Mummy bag- WM Highlite Top bag- RAB Quantum Top Bag Quilt- Nunatak Arc Specialist

In GEAR » Best one pound sleeping bag?
June 22, 6:32pm

Re: Condensation in Single-walled Shelters: Contributing Factors and Tips for Reduction
I'd be interested to know the reference for the quoted respiratory water loss. Every human physiology textbook I see quotes total body water losses (from kidneys, skin, lungs, GI tract) at 2,50...

In Editor's Roundtable » Condensation in Single-walled Shelters: Contributing Factors and Tips for Reduction
June 20, 1:35pm

Re: Ultra Light High Comfort Mattress Pads
If you are experiencing any signs of altitude illness, I'd advise against taking respiratory depressants (advil pm, other meds containing diphenhydramine, and alcohol) until you are symptom-free.

In GEAR » Ultra Light High Comfort Mattress Pads
June 19, 9:31pm

Re: Golite Virga and other rainwear
Wonder what was wrong with the preproduction model that Ryan had that was so light as opposed to what is now offered? The 6 versus 9 ounces is pretty significant. Reason for weight difference. ...

In GEAR » Golite Virga and other rainwear
June 16, 11:22am

Re: re:R.I.P. Colin Fletcher
God blessed Colin Fletcher with 85 years of life and enabled him to inspire many thousands with his books. That doesn't make for a "failed journey" in my book. And neither can I label...

In Philosophy & Technique » R.I.P. Colin Fletcher
June 15, 11:19am

R.I.P. Colin Fletcher
http://www.montereyherald.com/search/ci_6137264 Backpacking icon Fletcher dies Peninsula: Health deteriorated after accident in 2001 By LAITH AGHA and DANIA AKKAD Herald Staff Writers Col...

In Philosophy & Technique » R.I.P. Colin Fletcher
June 15, 7:31am

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